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A Personal Experiment

In a previous post on the Brother Cadfael mysteries I mentioned the practice of rising at midnight for prayer. I had often wondered how this was so easily accomplished by the monks. 1,200 more words

Joys Of Life

Book B-I-N-G-O (Part 2)

(con’t from Monday’s post)

The BOOK BINGO sheets were prominently tacked on the wall near the stairway leading up to the managers’ offices, a veritable dead zone for employees like me. 551 more words


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. 560 more words


Towards an inclusive Wiccan theology

Wiccans can be polytheist, animist, pantheist, monist, duotheist, atheist/archetypalist, or “all of the above depending on the day”. Most Pagans believe that the divine is, or deities are, immanent in the world; and that includes most Wiccans. 595 more words


History and Mystery: Brother Cadfael

It is no secret I consume mysteries like potato chips (or crisps if you’d rather). This found me working in and frequenting used book stores to keep the cost of the habit within reasonable limits.The habit also taught me to always look for good writers who can maintain a  long series. 1,165 more words

Life's Conundrums


Imbolc is the time of year when I like to start new projects and endeavours. Imbolc would be an excellent time to celebrate a transition from one gender to another… 452 more words


La Ba Festival Jan 24th

I love the La Ba festival because I love making the La Ba congee (腊八粥 là bā zhōu), or porridge. It has a very long history, like many things in China. 492 more words