All Blog Posts Tagged 'winter' (4)

Merry Mythmas

Before christianity, this time of year celebrated the "births" of many other religous icons like Mithra, Horus, Thor, Dionysus, Helios, ect. This is so prevalent because these few days are when the days become noticeably longer, which many cultures associate with birth.



Even if Jesus ever existed, no one knows his true date of birth. However we do know he wasnt the only one people believed to be born of a virgin. Others include Krishna, Bacchus, Yu, Hercules, and Zunis, who was… Continue

Added by Matt W on December 23, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Introducing the Yuletide Foundation

Please have a look at Yuletide Foundation; Toward a Civic (& Secular) Observance of Winter Solstice: http://tinyurl.com/jultid



This is a proposal for a secular celebration of Winter Solstice meant to be used across society, but especially in the public forum; say goodbye to the preference of Christianity but also to the antiseptic use terms like "Holiday Tree" (which one?). Designed for English-speaking societies, but the idea can easily be… Continue

Added by Darwin Penda on December 26, 2008 at 11:59pm — 3 Comments

It's Too Cold in Michigan

Oh, bloody hell it's cold outside! Right now it's 9 degrees with a wind chill factor of -12 degrees. We got almost a foot of snow yesterday and may get as much as eight inches today with gusting winds up to 40 miles per hour.

I've got to move out of this frelling frigid place! Cold weather does not mix well with fibromyalgia, arthritis, or lupus. My aches and pains have aches and pains.

Added by Kylyssa Shay on December 21, 2008 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Winter

The death-like frigid air

sharpens its blades upon your sputtering lungs

having burrowed its way through twin nasal cavities

it crystallizes your breaths from the inside out.

Suffocating your zephyr with its own,

upon exhale, your life visibly evaporates before you.



And so it was with us that in defense of this nipping assault

with hands split and fractured like dried up ravines

we struggled to even adjust our wooly scarves over each others chapped… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on December 10, 2008 at 10:33am — No Comments

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