Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Hello, everyone. As the Journeys of Dead of Winter draw near their end, so does this year. For my location, the approaching solstice (Halloween, Samhain, and other names) falls halfway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. In most of the countries of Dead of Winter, it also marks the end of one year and the beginning of the next, just as it did for some of our ancestors. Emlyn’s people called it Galan’gaeaf. Yes, I made up that name, but I derived it from my research — Nos Galan Gaeaf, a Welsh form of the Scottish Gaelic, relevant to Samhain.
The November issue of Dead of Winter, has a good deal of new material that I’ve added to the original manuscript, written a decade ago. I also got to indulge myself in one of my favorite parts of…
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