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Birthday and the dreamtime

It’s the month of my birthday. This year when I was completing some ritual aspects around the birthday, I thought about this recurrence and how – in our culture and many others – there is this custom of emphasizing and celebrating the moment of your birth. 739 altre parole


Birth Traditions

As you can imagine, my thoughts are very occupied by the subject of pregnancy and birth in these days (because I am pregnant). A lot of things that I heard over the years about this theme are coming back to mind. 1.229 altre parole


Color codes

This week as I was looking at the images in the Temples of Humankind, I was struck by the colors in the clothes, objects, jewelry and food of the peoples of the world. 843 altre parole


The year of the Fire Rooster

Another year has come to completion in the Asian lunar zodiac as well, and on the new moon of January 28, 2017, we passed from the year of the… 638 altre parole


LEARN #16 - Week 131 of PhD

A new year just started.. and how did I grow in 366 days? Well, apparently I have grown a whole new organ, and you have too (or so they wrongly say) 1.111 altre parole

PhD Life

La Befana the Good Witch & the Epiphany©

The Epiphany is the Roman Catholic day dedicated to the birth of Jesus Christ and is celebrated on January 6.  In Italy, and Italian American Neighborhoods, the Epiphany officially marks the end of the Christmas Season. 1.088 altre parole

Kitchen Wisdom Gluten Free

A year of being the Befana

Best wishes to everyone on the day of the Epiphany (La Befana)! I have been playing the role of the Befana (fully in the role and no longer an apprentice) for a year now. 774 altre parole