Tag Archives: Winter Solstice

holiday season balancing act

  While watching the “video” above, you may wonder… Where’s the new mythology in all those silly cartoons? Well, I think one function of any religion/mythology is to help us create balance… And during the Winter Solstice—the darkest time of … Continue reading

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three ways of celebration

I’m not a Pagan…I’m not a Christian… …I’m not much of a partier… Yet during this Solstice season, I’ve become a bit of all three: I’m enjoying the deep mystery of darkness, as any good Pagan would—a mystery that speaks … Continue reading

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a Godfather Thanksgiving

  This week, I told my Romanian friend about some of our strange Thanksgiving Day traditions… …about how we stuff ourselves with turkey and watch football and The Godfather movie marathon on TV. Well, Thanksgiving is about “family” and I … Continue reading

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Non-Christian Nativity

  This non-Christian actually enjoys the nativity scene… When I see the baby Jesus in the manger, I see new light shining forth from the darkest dark… I see new life at a time when so much of the world … Continue reading

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Harmonious Cacophony

  Why do we celebrate New Year’s on January 1st? Because that’s the beginning of the year! According to Julius Caesar. He believed January would be a good month to begin the new year, since it was named for the … Continue reading

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Making Light of Darkness

  Now here’s a gift worth giving: St. Nicholas, whose day is today, provided three unmarried sisters with a dowry so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was known as a great giver of gifts.  From him, … Continue reading

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Christmas Past Is Future

Because I believe in recycling (and revising, constantly revising)… I am reposting my contemplation of our Christmas holiday from last year: How often have we heard that we’ve lost the true spirit of Christmas in this society? In one sense, we have.  Because if … Continue reading

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