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Magdalene’s Day 2017


Every year on her feast day, I honor St. Mary Magdalene; even though the Church does not officially recognize her as the patron of whores, she certainly is in the public imagination.  And if beliefs have power, that recognition of sacred whoredom in the minds of millions has far more metaphysical and philosophical weight than any official Church designation.

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Summer Solstice 2017

The apparent path of the sun reached its northernmost point at 04:24 UTC today, marking the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the shortest day of the year & first day of winter in the Southern.  May all of your plans come to fruition in the fullness of time, and Blessed Be!

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May Day 2017

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May Eve 2017

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Easter 2017

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Vernal Equinox 2017

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The apparent path of the sun crossed the equator moving northward at the moment this column posted, 10:29 UTC, signaling the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern.  Enjoy the milder weather to come, and Blessed Be!

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Mardi Gras 2017

mardi-gras-2017-by-andrea-mistrettaMaybe the places where many of y’all live don’t observe it, but I still do. So Happy Mardi Gras, dear readers!

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