Kirschtorte: Zweiter Teil

Mein Team am Arbeit möchte immer Kirschtorte haben. Ich habe vorher geschrieben (hier ist es). Und ja, ich habe im Januar ein starkes “Nein” oder “Nö” (lächerlich mit Kollegen) gesagt. Gibt nicht so viel Glück zu sagen mit Amerikanern und internationale Kollegen, die alle Kuchen und Backen gefallen. Egal, wenn ich kann mit Alkohol nichts […]

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Götterdämmerung: A Mood

I’ve been listening to classic music lately. (Obviously, or else I would not be posting something about classical music) Normally Wagner is not one of my favorites, to be fair. He’s amazing, no denying that. And of course his idea of Gesamtkunstwerk is kind of a big deal (ask me about my years of studying […]

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Rainy Reprieve

The last three weeks have been miserably hot and terrible. Like I posted, just awful and full of heat and my musing about my health being adversely affected by the ungodly heat. I know that compared to parts of the US where the temperatures were above 100° and the humidity was higher (the South), the […]

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Heat Wave

Yesterday I talked about superstitions. There are some superstitions in Eastern Europe about Lady Midday (Polednice or Poludnica). She’s a pretty, younger-looking spirit or noon demon that comes along at noon time around people working in the fields who causes heat stroke or madness. So what happens: she stops workers and asks them a question, […]

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Lucky Charms

Lately (in case it hasn’t been obvious), I’ve been struggling a bit for writing inspiration. So, that’s why the lack of topics. It’s been a bit personally frustrating, but sometimes it happens. So, this time I just figured I’d give myself a bit of space and wait to see what inspirations struck. And lo! luckily […]

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Slavic Polytheism, Part 1: The Kiev Pantheon

Originally posted on Jack of Wands Tarot:
In a recent post, I wrote about some of the challenges I as a Westerner have faced in building a relationship with the Slavic pantheon. One of the biggest challenges for me when I was first starting out was a simple lack of information. What did Rodnovery (Slavic…

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Horrifying Book Curses

Source: Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses This is a fun little blurb (and it gives me ideas for new books to read). It talks about medieval–and earlier–book curses that scribes would note into margins or the books themselves. It was a different time, when people would actually believe the curses […]

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Forsaken by the Gods?

I ran across an interesting discussion in the online world today. Specifically on what the gods might or should owe to us humans. Which is…well, quite fascinating a thought for me, given how I work with my gods. I’m not sure how I feel about the whole idea that gods “owe” humans anything…but that’s what […]

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