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Diwali

What do the different dates of Diwali mean? Dhanteras (October 17): ‘Dhah’ means wealth – and this day is dedicated to celebrating prosperity. Naraka Chaturdasi or Chhoti Diwali (October 18): Known as ‘small Diwali’, Goddess Kali and Lord Krishna are believed to have … Continue reading

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Samhain

We returned from our trip to clean up unfinished business from last year, a potential move to the west coast that turned out not to be a viable option. This was during the protracted and nerve-wracking period we knew the … Continue reading

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Friday Files – What a Week

This was a full week. I am desperately trying to get the kitchen gutted so repair work can actually begin. The kitchen had the actual doors taken off long ago and keeping the cats out is accomplished by backing the … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23

The autumnal equinox marks the start of Qiūfēn, the 16th solar term. It is known as  Shūbun in Japanese, Chubun i Korean, or Thu phân in Vietnamese. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 180° , the midpoint of the 360° arc … Continue reading

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A Real Problem

For the past week or so I have been have chronic problems with WordPress. It is serious and increasing in frequency. When I try to save a post change or edit I get an error screen saying WordPress did not … Continue reading

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Toxic World

I’ve said before that cats are good for my health. They are great company, the sound frequency of purring is healing and they like to sit in windowsill, which requires me to keep my windows open, at least until the … Continue reading

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Friday Files – The Heat Came Back

The heat came back. The upstairs playroom was too hot even for Milk, Skye and Cloud so there was a lot of competition for windows and the big cat tree.  There was also some hissing at Hansel by Cloud. Hansel … Continue reading

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