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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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Santa Lucia Day

Saint Lucy or Santa Lucia, was a wealthy young Christian martyr, killed in Syracuse, Sicily, by Diolcletian.  Her feast day in the West is 13 December . Her name comes from lux, lucis “light,” and she is the patron saint … Continue reading

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Advent

Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. The celebration of Advent are hundreds of years old. In the fifth century, Bishop Perpetuus, in the diocese of Tours, gave an order … Continue reading

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Samhain

After a month of ghost stories, harvest foods, spooky movies and other topics building the mood for Halloween I am ready for my own celebration. Some day I’ll have the time and materials to build and ofrenda, but not this … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Falling Dark is No Problem for Cats

Mi Sun is a top notch personal assistant. At exactly six thirty every morning she positions herself three inches from my face and meows the morning wake up call. Much gentler than the abrasive sound of a mechanical alarm it … Continue reading

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Imbolc

The period between  the New Year’s celebration and the spring equinox has a few legal holidays but not much in the way of celebration of the sort that dispels the gloom of the overcast skies  of dead of  winter.  This, … Continue reading

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Imbolc

In the dead of  winter with the days growing longer at a painfully slow pace and the clutch of the cold still tight on everything comes the  the ancient Gaelic holiday of Imbolc. Over the centuries it has reincarnated as … Continue reading

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