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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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Valentine’s Day 2017

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As longtime readers know, Valentine’s Day is my least favorite of holidays, and I’m not particularly fond of the typical iconography associated with it, either.  So every year I try to share an exception, like this Robert Patterson calendar girl from 1952.  Enjoy!

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Imbolc 2017

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May the reawakening of the world bring with it the reawakening of good things you thought gone forever.  Blessed Be!

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Little Christmas 2017

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If you don’t understand why I post a picture of a sexy witch on this occasion, I suggest you consult my column from two years ago today.  And this time I was fortunate enough to find one dressed in purple, which makes her appropriate for the carnival season as well!  But whichever holiday you celebrate today and whatever you may call it, I wish you a very happy one.

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New Year’s Day 2017


Happy New Year, dear readers!

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Boxing Day 2016

boxing-dayJust a reminder of what this day is for: relaxing and sharing what you have with the less fortunate. And they needn’t be strangers. Happy Holidays, and Blessed Be.

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