The GREAT INBETWEENING

Welcome Yule! The Winter Solstice. The Time of Inbetweening. by Ted Enik, co-author with Beth Roth of Wee Witches — a playful and richly symbolic introduction to the world of Wicca and the magic of Nature. A Very Jolly Holiday to You! Some say “Jól” is Viking for “wheel.” Early calendars used a wheel to mark when the holiday rolled around. And the ye Olde English word “jolly” also comes from “Jól.” A Jolly Holiday! ­Solstice is…

Family, Wishbones, and Leftovers

by Julie Shields, co-author of Thank Forward: A Gratitude Action Kit with Mia Logan, PhD. With the holidays fast upon us, I’m reminded of one of my favorite childhood memories. Our family used to celebrate Thanksgiving, not just the day, but the whole week! Our week was filled with family, crafts, and Charlie Brown. One classic classroom craft was the hand turkey: First, each person placed a hand on top of an orange piece of…