Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Cult of the Dead

At this time of year when the door to the Otherworld is flung open, I felt it would be appropriate to examine Gaelic customs regarding the dead, along with the more ancient Celtic customs from which they stemmed.  The reverence … Continue reading

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Days of Future Passed

“…It was the custom for the firstborn of a tribal leader to dwell among a rival tribe once a truce had been declared.  If the least of that tribe’s members died in a renewal of hostilities, the rival chieftain’s offspring … Continue reading

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Space…the final frontier

As I sit down to pen a commissioned piece – a chapter entitled Reinventing the Obituary File for the Digital Age in a book aimed at library professionals – I’m mindful of how much we take reading and writing for … Continue reading

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