Category Archives: Holidays

HOLY DAYS 2017- 2018

  I hardly know where to begin. Nearly a full year lost in the mists of Unreality A nightmare in our nation With insanity ramped up daily past all logical imagining We are living in an upside-down world Where nearly … Continue reading

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CHANGING TIMES

    THOUGHTS WRITTEN ON OCTOBER 23:  SCORPIO and SAMHAIN THE FINAL GASP OF FALL. ENTERING THE SEASON OF SUSPENSE A brisk breeze blows from the northwest, wafting the scent of burning leaves from a neighbor’s bonfire through my kitchen … Continue reading

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AUGUST 2: LAMMAS

  A TIME OF RENEWAL AMID CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN Lammas is the festival of late summer… we have gone over the top and are on the downward path of the year.  What lies behind is now memory, what is … Continue reading

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SUMMER SOLSTICE/ MIDSUMMER/ SUN ENTERS CANCER

  WE ENTER LONGEST DAYS AND SHORTEST NIGHTS OF THE YEAR A TIME TO BLOOM A TIME TO UNTIE THE LACES AND STRETCH THE LIMBS REACH UP TO THE SUN LAY BACK TO BE ROCKED IN THE HAMMOCK OF LONG … Continue reading

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SILLY FAIRY DAZE?

Beltane Greetings.  Happy May-Day.  Good Fairy’s Day! Today marks the ancient Gaelic festival commemorating the official beginning of Summer.  This holiday falls midway between the spring equinox and summer solstice (midsummer) and was traditionally celebrated in Ireland, Scotland, the Isle … Continue reading

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SPRINGING FORTH

  SPRING __ EQUINOX __ EASTER __ ARIES Waking from the dreamy slumbers of Pisces into the impatient zest of Aries, we find that Spring Has Sprung upon us. With Equinox, (exact March 19) the Earth exists in balance between … Continue reading

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WINTER SOLSTICE: A TIME OF RENEWAL

  THE LONG DARK OF WINTER SOLSTICE UNLOCKS THE DOOR TO DAYS OF GRADUALLY INCREASING LIGHT Winter Solstice represents a pivotal highlight of the year, the Rebirth of Light.  Fresh starts, nascent potentials and renewed ideas invigorate our consciousness. In … Continue reading

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MY 2015-16 HOLIDAY GREETING / RANT

  Dear Friends: My holiday greeting is late this year. I simply have not been able to rouse a cheerful holiday spirit until now. I confess that traditional wishes for a happy, joyous, or prosperous holiday ring empty and trite … Continue reading

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FIFTY-THOUSAND WORDS DONE IN 30 DAYS! I WIN!

I MADE THE CHALLENGE! But now I have run out of steam.  I put the manuscript aside on December 1 and don’t plan to pick it up again until sometime next year!   50,000 words is only about 2/3 of what … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IT ABOUT ?

LABOR DAY USA Holidays in the USA have become so commercialized and overlain with the popular culture’s icons that many of us forget, or never even learn, the original intent for the holiday observance. It is so, for me, with … Continue reading

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