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Brighid and the Groundhog See Their Shadows and Go Bowling

I must confess, Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, that the Pagan sabbat that I know the least about is Imbolc.   Imbolc is approaching on February 2nd.   507 more words

Wheel Of The Year

Paris In Winter

Yesterday, while at the university library, I chanced upon a lovely book of prose and watercolors with the beguiling title, Paris In Winter. In its pages, the author, David Coggins, takes the reader through several winter vacations in the great city. 464 more words

Stories

I was wrong to say the Boulevard Adolphe Max xmas lights are up but not lit up; even in daylight I can see the lights ARE still on

I was wrong to say the Boulevard Adolphe Max xmas lights are up but not lit up; even in daylight I can see the lights ARE still on. 361 more words

Snow Reads are the New Beach Reads - Food Lit reads to get you through the Winter

As winter solstice has since passed, we have yet to brace ourselves with bone chilling, at times sub-zero temperatures. And however bleak the forecast, this is the best season to burrow deep into a great read! 36 more words

A Word of Resolution for 2016

“She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them.

Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.” ― Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient… 692 more words

Writing

Not Normal

Twin Cities ephemera: After an alarmingly mild December, January is being the way January is supposed to be. With day after December day in the 40s and nights above freezing, some people were reporting plants showing signs of waking up at least three months too soon: raspberry canes, for example, showing swelling leaf buds. 564 more words

Weather

it’s been ages since i updated. not that i was ever super committed anyway. i tend to flit around with interests and things i’m reading about. 150 more words