Category Archives: Family

Traveling across America at the Autumn Equinox

This marks the point when summer comes to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, and cultures all around the globe honor the coming of fall by harvesting crops and preparing for winter and the end of the year. Our own … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

This weekend is full of holidays: today marks the summer Solstice (as well as Father’s Day, honoring dads and father figures; following yesterday’s Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of African Americans). On this longest day of the year in the Northern … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice and the Longest Night

Today marks Yule or Winter Solstice, the year’s shortest day and the longest night, here in the northern hemisphere. As the earth grows dormant and plants store nutrients deep within their roots for the winter; so we clean up the … Continue reading

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Celebration of the Harvest

Lughnasa, or Lammas, is here – traditionally the time to celebrate the harvest, and appreciate Earth’s bounty. Lugh, the Sun God, and Demeter, the Harvest Queen, are honored with feasting, bonfires, and dancing. Here we are, in high summer, during … Continue reading

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Spring has still sprung!

The Vernal Equinox arrives today in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning spring has finally come – even amidst the strange and unnerving times we’re currently living in. The onset and frightening spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has brought nations and … Continue reading

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