Tag Archives: Yule

GLAD YULE: THE WINTER SOLSTICE

Tomorrow — December 21st — is the Winter Solstice, the ancient holiday of Great Yule.  It is the shortest day of the year and the longest night.  It is also the turning point after which the days once more gradually … Continue reading

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TROLLING ANCIENT CAROLS IN YOUR GAY APPAREL

Though there are many “secular” songs for the holiday season such as the very popular “White Christmas” (written, oddly enough, by the Jewish Irving Berlin), there are also numbers of older songs which, even though one may not have the … Continue reading

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A WINTER SOLSTICE WIND

(Winter) The wind rises; Crows fly cawing From tree to tree.   Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!   David

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GREAT YULE: THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT HOLIDAY

In only a few days, it will be Great Yule, the Winter Solstice.  This is the ancient holiday celebrating the rebirth of the sun when the winter night is longest.  It is a time of dark and cold, a time … Continue reading

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GLAD YULE!

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice — Wintersonnenwende — Great Yule. With that long-celebrated day, the sun will then begin to rise higher in its arc across the sky, the days will slowly but surely grow longer, and light and warmth … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE SEASON WELL

Every year about this time I like to re-post this: Winter, as I have written earlier, is the most austere season of the year. Because of that, it is a time when contrasts have great significance — warmth amid cold, … Continue reading

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GLAD YULE!

In two days — December 21st — comes Great Yule, the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  It is the bottom of the Wheel of the Year, the point at which the forces of Yang are at their … Continue reading

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