KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Toussaint Newsletter November 1, 2019 Toussaint-Samhain My favorite holiday is the three-day period called Samhain in the Celtic calendar: October 31, November 1-2 — combining Hallowe’en (All Hallows Eve
KATHERINE NEVILLE’SAssumption Day NewsletterAugust 15, 2019 Here I am in Brittany, where they celebrate today’s date with great festivities, as the ‘Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven.’ Mary: The Lady In Blue The ‘Lady in
KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Japonisme Newsletter June 21, 2019 Exposition Universelle Paris, 1867 Japan under the Shoguns was isolated from the world for over 250 years, from the early 1600s — and then emerged into the world at just the right
KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Merry May Day Newsletter May 1, 2019 From Maia to Mary Today is the date that lies between spring equinox and summer solstice, one of the eight Celtic Fire Festivals since early times.
KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Cherry Blossom Equinox Newsletter March 21, 2019 Cherry Blossom Time! In 1912, the Japanese government gave 3000 cherry trees to our nation’s capital, which were planted around the Tidal Basin on the National
KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Saturnalia Newsletter December 17, 2018 Saturnalia, the festival of the Roman god Saturn, and based upon a more ancient Greek and Egyptian traditions for this dark time of year, is still celebrated throughout Europ
KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Japanese Journey Newsletter June 29, 2018 Yin-Yang When I first rescued the Japanese house, created in 1965 by the legendary Japanese potter, Teruo Hara, the place had been in disrepair, vandalized, and finally shut down
KATHERINE NEVILLE’S A Calculated Risk 25th Anniversary Newsletter December 1, 2017 A Calculated Risk Turns 25! November, 2017, marks the 25th anniversary of the hardback publication of A Calculated Risk! In celebration, starti