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Friday Files: A March Calendar

Indoors or out, no one relaxes In March, that month of wind and taxes, The wind will presently disappear, The taxes last us all the year. ~Ogden Nash (1902–1971), “Thar She Blows”  [Tax Day used to be on March 15th … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Breakthroughs and Deadlines

Things were so crazy in the spring I filed an extension. Now it’s October already and as a business friend reminded me, we’ve got to get those taxes out. I had to dig through a wall of boxes and crates … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Problem Solving

I had intended to add a lot more to the post last week but frankly I crashed. You heal during sleep, so I guess after all the days of pain and discomfort and juggling projects I needed it. I never … Continue reading

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Xiao Nian – The Kitchen God and His Wife

In order to establish a fresh beginning in the New Year, families must be organized both within their family unit, in their home, and around their yard. Between the La Ba Festival, on the eighth day of the last lunar … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Imbolc and Candlemas

Imbolc or Imbolg, is an old traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. There is evidence it has been an important date since ancient … 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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Caturday Thoughts – Cats Don’t Miss Hot Water

I am still waiting for the parts to repair the faucet to come in from the specialty supplier. The refrigerator is not scheduled to be delivered until the 25th. It had better come and not make my Chinese New Year … Continue reading

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