December 17th, 2015

The Isonomia news cycle

by the Administrator

 

The world has certainly been turning this autumn. It’s gone through another cycle of climate talks resulting in what some are calling an ambitious international programme to tackle climate change, while others see it as yet another underwhelming failure to take decisive action.

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July 17th, 2015

High time for an update

by the Admin Team

 

Harold Wilson is credited with coining the phrase “A week is a long time in politics”. In that case, the three months since we last provided you with an update on what’s happening on Isonomia must count as an age – especially given the amount of politics that has passed under the bridge in the meantime.

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April 7th, 2015

As sure as blogs is eggs

by the Administrator

 

It’s been a glorious Easter weekend in the Land of Blog: the trees are now flush with blog-blossom, yellow blogodills decorate the fields, and new born blog-bunnies are at play in every vale. However, Easter wouldn’t be complete with the annual Isonomia Egg Hunt, and we can tell you that this year it was a cracker.

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March 5th, 2015

Not shutting our cake hole

by the Administrator

 

In his treatise on ancient calendars, The Reckoning of Time, the venerable Bede tells us that in Anglo-Saxon times February could be called “month of cakes”, after the cakes which people offered up to the gods during the month. A cake charm also survives in a manuscript written in the tenth or eleventh century, which instructs us that a blighted field may be restored by leaving a loaf kneaded with milk and holy water under its first furrow.

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February 3rd, 2015

Moo-ving on up

The Typing Pool

by the Administrator

 

January is a particularly rich month for folklore, as all manner of customs are required to ensure prosperity for the year ahead. Regular readers of the Administrator’s update will no doubt be aware that the Land of Blog remains an equally rich preserve of the traditions of yesteryear, and it will no surprise that we’ve been busy saying our ‘black rabbits’, burning hawthorn bushes, and dropping egg whites into water in order to guarantee you a healthy supply of articles in 2015.

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January 8th, 2015

Three gifts and a package

The Typing Pool

by the Administrator

 

By this stage of January, you’ve probably been wished a happy and prosperous New Year countless times, making somewhat belated good wishes from the team at Isonomia a little surplus to requirements. However, if any of our readers feels in need of a quick top up of good fortune for 2015, an urgent trip to Japan might be in order.

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December 2nd, 2014

Keeping blog and soul together

The Typing Pool

by the Administrator

 

Legend has it that a pilgrim was once sailing home from the Holy Land when his boat became caught in a storm. Forced to take refuge on a strange and rocky isle, he met a hermit there who spoke of an opening among the cliffs leading straight to purgatory, from which agonised moans of the tormented dead rose. The hermit told how he had also overheard demons in the pit complaining about the power of prayer to rescue their victims. Upon his return, the pilgrim told this tale to the Abbot of Cluny, who decreed that the very next day, November 2nd, should be set aside as a day of prayer for the dead.

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