It's the longest night of the year--and for our friends the Pagans, it's their time to shine in the holiday spotlight. Arguably one of the original holiday celebrations, Yule has been as misunderstood as the Pagans who honor it as a sacred day. So strap on your Liberty Cap, and get ready to learn a little about Odin, a little bit about the Oak King, and even a little more about yourself. Christie Haskell gives us a quick little primer in all things Winter Solstice. (And no, I will not pun on the word Yule.)
Growing up Pagan, the best part was I got to open my presents days before all my friends!
As you're in sitting in the USAirways Terminal at PHL, nervously rehearsing how you are going to tell your parents you won't be going back to law school, take these five tips from Jeff Blake of The Houston Press to heart. It may be an awkward holiday for you and yours, but why should your fellow passengers have to suffer?
Has this happened to you? You've just got home. You need to get inside, but wait... there's a door standing between you and the inside of your domicile. Every year literally hundreds of people need to use a door. Thankfully Tiikuri has discovered this instructional video from a wiser time, the late 70's. Life might not come with instructions, but now opening a door does...
Teen playwright/hopeless romantic Max Fischer? Washed up oceanographer Steve Zissou? Child runaway Suzy Shakusky? Family bird Mordecai? Find out which Wes Anderson character defines you as a person. (Awesome 60's inspired soundtrack not included.)
The end of the college semester usually means pulling allnighters, lots of energy drinks, and an end of the world paranoia brought on by 18 credits of stress. Last week at the University of Minnesota, the school's Center of Spirituality and Healing added an alternative anxiety aid to the mix: therapy animals. Behold the calming power of Woodstock the chicken.