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Summer Solstice 2018

The apparent path of the sun reached its northernmost point at the exact moment this column posted, 10:07 UTC, 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 2018

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May Eve 2018

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Easter 2018

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Vernal Equinox 2018

The apparent path of the sun will cross the equator moving northward at 16:15 UTC today, 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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Valentine’s Day 2018


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 (which is often weird or violent or creepy as hell).  So every year I try to share an exception, like this cute little pussy (shut up) with a direct, understated message that isn’t an awful pun.

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Mardi Gras 2018


Maybe 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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