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Caturday Thoughts – Beltane

The first of May is a holiday with both ancient roots and a completely modern aspect. As a person fond of traditional festivities I celebrate it as Beltane, as the Gaelic first day of summer was known. One practice I love … 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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Insects Awaken jīng zhé 惊蛰 Mar 5th

Thunder begins and hibernating insects wake up. So goes the entry for the solar term of Insects Awaken. This term began March 5th. At first it seemed like things were indeed warming up. Then Mother Nature did an about face, … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Thankful for a Thaw

The cold did come back and with it a vicious wind. There is a small dent in the roof of my truck cap which seems to have come from a equally small branch that fell. Such was the force of … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – New Year’s Eve With Cats

No fireworks unless the neighbors have 4th of July leftovers. No Times Square crowds or glitzy, tacky hotel parties. No silly TV countdowns with talking head presenters. I like my New Year’s Eves quiet at home. Of course that means … Continue reading

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October Mood – Poems for Halloween

grand Halloween is the current incarnation of a very old holiday. Over the centuries the customs involved have changed.I am not a big fan of the modern version, to be frank. Encouraging children to engage in an orgy of sugar … 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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