The 2019 Blog

“Croí na Teanga – It’s You!”

“Croí na Teanga – It’s You!”

2019-03-17

From a land immersed in storytelling and as green as spring itself , we’re all encouraged to reach down and tend our delicate roots so that they may hold firm in the year ahead.

mardi gras

mardi gras

2019-03-05

The last festival of the old year. We celebrate with the very best of our best in abandon. Fasnachts, pączkis, malasadas, blynai, laskiaispulla, vastlakukkel, fastlagsbulle, semla, faworki, blini, pancakes, sausage, pea soup, salted pork and peas. For it’s tomorrow the pierced, dismembered, scattered and buried body of the new god …the living gift of the old; begins […]

bem vindo a carnaval –

bem vindo a carnaval –

2019-03-02

From its home on an ancient rocky hill just northeast of Kardzhali, Bulgaria, down through some seven-thousand years to its present exile – a balneario in southeastern Brasil – we all share in one of humanities greatest, most ancient and most potent celebrations, Carnaval. It’s the subterranean chaos of the underworld that provides us power for […]

Martisor

Martisor

2019-03-01

There is winter and there is summer. Two extremes joined together on one side with a season of ripened bounty and harvest. The gathering up and storing of life’s wealth to nurture and care for us through the cold and hostile world of darkness. The one we see so often as an end. But today […]

Dragobete

Dragobete

2019-02-23

The sun will soon crest the equator on it’s annual journey north and today the birds will begin their nests, trees prepare to bloom and nature wake from a long winters sleep. A season of tenderness and new growth. Sleep with basil under your pillow and give your loved ones your attention and presence. In […]

A thoughtful moment..

A thoughtful moment..

2019-02-21

We received a comment this morning that caused us to step back a bit and reflect on a month of handwritten correspondence and think about what it might mean. Taking  a thoughtful moment is often a rare and special gift of time and consideration in the world we live in. Most certainly it’s our belief […]

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