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Modern Santa Claus is known to be an amalgam of influences, not the least of which is the Germanic god Odin. It is important to realize that there were many other holiday figures, both male and female, that did not find their way over to our modern American Christmas celebrations. German […]

Mōdraniht – Mothers Night



  Ah, August, Sextilis how boring you are. Here in Tennessee its pretty damned hot in August and with humidity often reaching 100% for weeks at a time I find myself wondering if there is really anything interesting about the month.  I researched and found that probably the most interesting […]

Sextilis an Unloved Month


After the end of the world passed us by without so much as a dull roar, and all the Holiday Shenanigans have come to a close, and all the hullabaloo regarding the government has somewhat settled, what are we left with? It’s really a dull, dull month January isn’t it?  It makes me […]

January Makes me Yawn..then Cry



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October is without question my absolute FAVORITE time of the year.  I have studied all manner of folklore and custom in my quest to better understand my atheism.  None fascinate me more than the true story of witches.  You will find my blog filled with posts like this. HERE Traditionally […]

Witches take the Hat


I think part of southern living is to love professional wrestling.  As a kid my mother was a huge fan of wrestling and often went out to matches and had a lot of pictures and autographs.  I wasn’t really into the sport but my brother was.  He and my nephews […]

Wrestling Geek



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Part of TV that we usually gloss over or ignore is the proverbial network promo spot that usually takes a small bit of commercial air time in between regularly scheduled programs.  Here in TN I ignore most of these also, save for one.  As a child growing up in the […]

WTVF Holiday Promo Circa 1974



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Religious zealots complain about the increasing tendency of the popular mind to make the association between Halloween and secular or pagan imagery.   What is really amusing is the utter seriousness with which they disregard the fact that Halloween predates Christianity by thousands of years.  The Halloween we celebrate today is […]

Sunday Halloween