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    Default To my ?satr?ar and Wiccan friends,

    Have a wonderful Mabon! Enjoy the bounty of the harvest, make wine and mead, prepare for the coming cold, reflect warmly on those who have passed.

    For those of other (or no) faiths, enjoy the equinox - a day of balance.


    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    Default Re: To my ?satr?ar and Wiccan friends,

    I don't really profess to be ?satr?ar or Wiccan, but the mead part sounds good. I used to have a nieghbor who brewed mead. It was good stuff!

    As someone who grew up on a farm, I miss seeing the sunrise everyday. If I see it set, it's while I'm in traffic, and that's really not the same. But maybe I'll stop at the forest preserve on the way home and take some photos and enjoy the equinox. Thanks for the reminder.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    Default Re: To my ?satr?ar and Wiccan friends,

    this must be the "i'm buzzed thread".
    but then again, i may be retarded

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    Not exactly. I'm sitting at work trying to meet a deadline, wishing I was looking at something other than a computer screen. Mead and all just sounded really good.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    http://flickr.com/photos/bonniejames...34116/sizes/l/

    I anyone is in a fall mood and is looking for a new desktop photo for their computer, here's one I took last fall on a really gray day. I wasn't sure I was going to get anything good, but it provided a good contrast to the leaves.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    NEVER thought an ex-prison guard would celibrate the Equinox -a surprising fellow , indeed .
    Any plans for all Hallows ?
    i used to be BALDER on instant chess com-the celebration of WOTAN is near .

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    Default Re: To my ?satr?ar and Wiccan friends,

    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieJ2 View Post
    Not exactly. I'm sitting at work trying to meet a deadline, wishing I was looking at something other than a computer screen. Mead and all just sounded really good.
    sorry, just the topic and the breezy mood left me guessing. you know breezy is the "buzzed" mood? or so i've heard.
    but then again, i may be retarded

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    Default Re: To my ?satr?ar and Wiccan friends,

    1. Ain't no "ex" to it. I am still employed, albeit on worker's comp.
    2. I celebrate whatever and whenever the opportunity offers. It is something I learned from my Vietnamese allies, who took, as an example, the 4th of July off while I was in the field on an interdiction patrol. Being an athiest makes it easy.
    3. I see myself as a man of many facets.
    4. Samhain, or All Hallows, or Halloween will be celebrated, as is traditional in our household, with hot mulled cider. (And with my home-brew pumpkin beer!) Since my wife is a primary-grade teacher (and I used to teach) we do not pass out candy on Halloween. We usually get small toys of some type (the kind of slum you get as party favors, fillers for pinatas, prizes for school carnavals, etc.) The last couple of years Costco has had small containers of PlayDoh at about the same price as candy. Even the big kids who come around think that is neat.
    I haven't done it since we moved to this house, but I used to set up a bar in the yard for the parents who came around with their little ones. Hot buttered rums, mulled cider and mulled wine, etc. That, coupled with a neighbor who turned his yard into a haunted house, made us a popular stop. My neighbor was the regional manager for Brach's Candy and gave out the big bags for treats. To get to the goodies you had to go through his yard with all the spooky stuff, including entering a "cave" at the doorway. He sat in the dark in the cave, over to the side, dressed like a monster "dummy". After the kids rang the bell at the door, he would suddenly stand up and offer them the candy. It was really fun to watch the younger kids work up their nerve to go in. The promise of those big bags of candy were a powerful incentive.

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    Default Re: To my ?satr?ar and Wiccan friends,

    Bonnie - thank you for the wonderful photo. I have the technical skills to take pictures, but I always stand in awe of those who have the eye to see - as you obviously do. Please permit me just a mild bit of jealousy.
    I brew my own meads, metheglins, and melomels. Did your friend make the sweet variety or dry? Mine tend to be dry, perhaps on a level with a Reisling. We keep talking about making a sweet mead, but have had such good results with the dryer meads that it is hard to break out of the rut.

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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