Monthly Archives: October 2016

Blessings of the Season! | Philip Carr-Gomm

For all those celebrating Samhain and Beltane at this time, may the season bring you wisdom and blessings! Samhain offers us the powerful transformation of Source: Blessings of the Season! | Philip Carr-Gomm

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Sneak Peek! Legacy of Luck – due out January 2017

Who doesn’t want a sneak peek? . Legacy of Luck is book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch series, and set in 1746. Come along for a trip among the Travelers of Ireland and Scotland! . Katie used her elbows to

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Blessed Samhain, a time to honor your ancestors!

This time of year is full of mystery, cold wind, and rattling leaves, no matter what your beliefs. The ancients thought it to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. That

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Interview with A.J. Clarkson

Welcome! Today I’m interviewing the fantastical A.J. Clarkson, a woman who has my deep respect for her perseverance and resourcefulness. . Where do you get your ideas? . One factor for me is that writing for audio plays is limiting in some

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Halloween Folklore and Superstitions – #FolkloreThursday

We all know that Halloween, as a festival, is not an invention of the trick-or-treating Americans but it is far older than many people realise. Source: Halloween Folklore and Superstitions – #FolkloreThursday

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Scottish witchcraft book published online – BBC News

The pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland are published online. Source: Scottish witchcraft book published online – BBC News

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An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England – Medieval manuscripts blog

Source: An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England – Medieval manuscripts blog

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts

Giovanni Scorcioni gives us his list of the most beautiful manuscripts of the Middle Ages Source: Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts

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Quote of the day — welcome to my little piece of quiet

A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. -Alexander Smith Image credit: “Scotland” by Moyan Brenn is licensed under CC by 2.0 via Quote of the day — welcome to

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Thursday Doors — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

As I was walking around Limerick, Ireland, last month, I saw this long building enclosed in a fence with murals painted on it. There were four doors in the building, but they were painted like murals and windows were added

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Bosta Iron Age House on Great Bernera, The Outer Hebrides — Uncover.Travel

After a severe storm in 1993 the tops of a number of structures were exposed at Camas Bostadh (Bosta Beach) on the Isle of Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides. Excavation of the site in 1996 proved that these structures

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Ireland Has a New, Unexpected Landmark — sentinelblog

From MRCTV, by Zach Montanaro Ireland appears to have a new landmark. It’s quite an odd sight at first glance: a perfect Celtic cross growing in Donegal forest in Ireland. Passengers who had been flying into Derry airport recently started

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First Meeting from Snowed — Dellani Oakes

“Big Mike” Reubens has been seeing more action in the last few days, than he’s seen in quite some time. However, when he finds his mother is driving from Queens to Cheyenne, Wyoming just to see him, he’s puzzled. His

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A Beautiful, Useful Pest in Iceland — Elizabeth’s Wildflower Blog

Lupinus nootkatensis Nootka lupine, Alaskan lupine Icelandic: Lúpína Fabaceae My recent post about yellow flag iris (“A Beautiful, Useful Pest”) was written in the lounge at Dulles International Airport while I waited for my flight to Iceland. It struck me

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Solar Power Capacity Tops Coal for the First Time Ever — Fortune

Solar power now accounts for more installed capacity than any other form of electricity generation, according to new data out Tuesday. “About half a million solar panels were installed every day around the world last year,” the Paris-based International Energy

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The Last Kingdom — katieandbooks

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell. I like to read about Anglo-Saxon England. It is, admittedly, a topic about which I know a fair amount compared to my colleagues but, considering we only had one term class about it, my

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1943 – Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, the coordinating body for Irish-language organisations, is formed. — Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland

Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge (CNnaG) is the central steering council for the Irish language community. Its mission is to “strengthen and consolidate goodwill and support for the Irish language and its usage as a living language so that it may

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He Thought He Saw – Part 27 — Dellani Oakes

Heath and Jackie decide that Brian and his mother don’t need to be alone and insist that they sleep over at the Barrett home. “Mom and I heard a weather report. They expect a storm late tonight. Probably won’t be

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Release Day Blitz: Souls Collide by Cynthia A Rodriguez — Once Upon a Book Blog

Title: Souls Collide Series: Crashing Souls #2 Author: Cynthia A. Rodriguez Release Date: Oct 26, 2016 You remember me. You still hide from me, despite my fleeting weakness. Despite seeing my heart. Despite witnessing the miraculous moment I gave to

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Fifteen Years Married

I’m certainly no expert on marriage. However, I can say I’m celebrating my fifteenth anniversary today, and of my first marriage. I saw many friends get married, get divorced in a few years, only to marry again – and sometimes a

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