Monthly Archives: December 2016

Painted Pictish Pebbles – Sling-shots or charm stones? | Ancient Origins

Painted pebbles are a class of Pictish artifact found in northern Scotland dating from the first millennium AD. Source: Painted Pictish Pebbles – Sling-shots or charm stones? | Ancient Origins

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New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

Looking to discover some unusual New Year’s traditions from Ireland? Some Irish New Year’s traditions have made their way to the present, just like these ones. Source: New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

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Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

It’s a good time to remember that there are more dangers in winter than just black ice and hypothermia. Source: Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

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Happy solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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The Case of the Curious Canine is Releasing tomorrow!!

NEW RELEASE! The Case of the Curious Canine CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE It’s here! Book #7 in the Samantha Wolf Mysteries, and it’s a doggone good mystery! (Although part of a series, it CAN be read on it’s own!) The

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I have a brand new newsletter!

Not that I had an old newsletter, of course. So the ‘brand new’ nomiker is a bit misleading. However, if you would like to be kept apprised of news, excerpts, announcements, character profiles, events, and whatever other stuff I feel

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Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade | Atlas Obscura

They’re either scaring away Old Man Winter or the Ottoman Empire. Source: Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade | Atlas Obscura

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12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art – My Modern Met

A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that’s

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The Long-Banned Tradition of Mummering in Newfoundland is Making a Comeback | Atlas Obscura

Resurrecting a centuries-old Christmas ritual with creepy masks, horse heads, and bras worn on the outside. Source: The Long-Banned Tradition of Mummering in Newfoundland is Making a Comeback | Atlas Obscura

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Fairs and Markets

Even people who lived in the countryside in the fourteenth century were not always self-sufficient in food. Many tenants preferred to grow crops for money, rather than grow everything that they nee… Source: Fairs and Markets

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