Category Archives: holidays and stuff

my category names are so evocative. “holidays and stuff”. wow, incredible katje, your books must be amazeballs.

Happy New Year!

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I am writing this from the past, because I know myself well enough to know I would never be able to write this and post it on time for when I want to post it (11:59pm, December 31st 2014). That, or I’m trapped in the past and this is the only way I can communicate with you. Help! Rescue me!… Read more »

Merry Christmas!

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Hello dear readers! I am sending you lots of warmth and love over the holidays. I hope that whatever your celebrations may be, and whatever you end up doing, they bring you much happiness. If the holidays are a stressful time for you, please know you have my complete understanding and sympathy. You have the strength to get through this… Read more »

Thanksgiving

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Ok, it was yesterday so my timing of this post is a little off. I have been seriously low on energy lately so writing posts has been difficult for me to do. Anyway. A lot of people expect that I hate Thanksgiving, because I’m American Indian, have a degree in First Nations Studies, and am very vocal about how awful… Read more »

The Stroke of Midnight

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At midnight, I was sitting on the couch upstairs, playing around on my computer. Mr. Katje’s folks were watching Downton Abbey, and Mr. Katje was pouring us glasses of Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. We raised our glasses in a toast — “Happy new year! Fuck off, 2013!” — and drank. Then I got up and went over to the other… Read more »

Am Down and Out with Cold from Hell. Please send assistance.

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I am suffering from the worst cold I’ve had in years. I don’t know where I got it, but I know where it came from: straight from the very bowels of Hell. So my posting schedule and quality may be a little sketchy right now. I am barely able to function at the moment. Just taking meds and sleeping and… Read more »

The End of my Solstice Night

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I did not post yesterday because I was caught up in solstice revels. However, I have not slept yet, so I am personally counting this post for Saturday the 21st. This is the end to my solstice night: a cat sleeping on my feet. And now, I sleep — for I am too ill to complete the vigil for the… Read more »

Happy Summer Solstice!

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Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, though you wouldn’t know it to look outside my window. (Traditional Vancouver June: wet, cloudy, gray.) For me, this day is not only the longest day and a day sacred to Manannan mac Lir (whose symbols include mist and rain, so I’m not really complaining about the weather). It is also… Read more »