This is such a powerful, poignant, and utterly lovely short documentary about an Irish boy who is expected to carry on his grandfather's sheep farm:
Dear Friends of old science,
As we may know, a lot of #science is now soft. 🙃 Sponsored by those interested in commercial, political, military, pharmaceutical, environmental, #nutritional or useless verification. 😱
Fortunately, the old science #schools never abandoned or stopped using #appropriate #technology as it was developed initially from their experiments and success.🧙♀️
Of course, the #chemists, #psychologists, #astronomers and #mathematical #conjurers and others have not all abandoned their roots. Some still name their #discoveries after #ancient #gods, or drive themselves wild on #sacred sciences from all the #stranger #traditions. 💫
Seconde boule du #CalendrierDeLavent de Ciel ! Mes Aïeux
Image prompt: authentic
Dall-e2 output description: In the heart of authenticity, even the trees dream in colors unseen. 🌈🌳✨
"Authentic" is the top word of 2023, according to America's oldest dictionary.
My thought on "Embracing Tradition in a Digital Age"
In a time where our lives are increasingly connected with digital advancements and #AI, Merriam-Webster's selection of "#Authentic" as the word of the year resonates deeply. This choice reflects a substantial increase in online searches, underscoring a collective need for genuineness amidst a sea of #digital transformations, #virtual experiences, and let's face it: a ton of made up stuff.
As a #society, we stand at a pivotal crossroads, navigating through layers of #propaganda and fabricated realities that span the globe. In my #Podcast Redefining Society, I often explore the necessity of #progress in all forms and shapes, while emphasizing the importance of grounding our society in #reality and staying true to the core values that define our #cultures, #traditions, and most of all our humanity, or what makes us human anyway... which is now more than ever a topic for profound ethical conversations.
Today, "Authentic" is not just a word; it's a testament to our collective desire to maintain a connection with what is real and tangible. In these times of profound digital change involving generative AI and virtual experiences, the prominence of "Authentic" is a reminder of our innate need for truth and sincerity.
There's a beautiful harmony in embracing both worlds – the exhilaration for what's digital and #futuristic, and the appreciation for what's analog and, yes, perceived as more authentic (up for discussion 🤔). It's about finding balance and ensuring that our digital advancements enhance rather than replace the authentic experiences that form the essence of our human experience.
As we continue to explore this intersection of technology and society, let's remember the value of authenticity. It's more than just a word; it's a guiding principle that can help us navigate the complexities of our modern world.
Read more about the significance of this word choice here.
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Ohio State vs. Michigan: Postgame analysis from the ‘Big Noon Kickoff’ crew https://www.fogolf.com/618364/ohio-state-vs-michigan-postgame-analysis-from-the-big-noon-kickoff-crew/
#BigNoonKickoff #BigTen #blakecorum #buckeyes #CFB #collegefootball #collegefootball2023highlights #CollegeFootballHighlights #collegefootballseason2023 #J.J.McCarthy #JimHarbaugh #michigan #michiganwolverines #OhioState #ohiostatebuckeyes #PGAOfficialWorldGolfRanking #PGARanking #ryanfox #SherroneMoore #sign-stealing #thegame #Traditions #wolverines
🎶 Navèth numèro d’Eveniments : Asta’fòlk
Asta’folk qu’ei un hestau de culturas tradicionaus qui’s debana a Astahòrt, en Brulhés e en país Agenés. En aost 2023, qu’estò la cinquau edicion d’Asta’folk, ua faiçon d’animar aquera comuna de Òut e Garona.
Wow, some of these are quite foreign to me, though I would say the first item mentioned was quite common in our household growing up: tomato aspic. Secretly I did not like it, but my mom liked to make it, especially when company came over. Here are a few others I don't know: Flying Jacob (from Sweden), Bologna Cake, Pineapple Cheeseball. #recipes #traditions
Before the Darkness Comes by Roberto Pazzi
#africa #man #chad #portrait #travel #people #culture #two #persons #cane #full #length #working #sunset #night #horizontal #african #ethnicity #herder #outdoors #nikon #cattle #camp #flame #photography #destinations #nature #lifestyles #traditions #tribe
Calling all food-loving Norwegians! I would really like to know about Christmas #food traditions between Christmas and New Year, not the celebration days themselves. If you had a family/friends party at that time would it be more likely to be in the form of a sit down dinner or more like a help yourself hot/cold buffet table? Thanks lots in advance!
#Christmas #ChristmasFood #FoodFolklore #traditions #FoodTraditions #Norway #Norwegian
so much of our common #CulturalHeritage
[https://mastodon.world/tags/CulturalHeritage] is under threat. And too often,
it depends on the initiative of courageous individuals to save #traditions
[https://mastodon.world/tags/traditions] and keep heritage alive...
Saving over 1000 #music [https://mastodon.world/tags/music] tapes from
#Afghanistan [https://mastodon.world/tags/Afghanistan] before the Taliban (and
others) butchered a modern society, is no easy task, but Mohammed Hasan Zamri in
A quotation from #Confucius:
Learning without thought ends in a blur. Thought without learning will soon totter.
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
"Konup-göçmek, yerleşmek ve yaşamak: Sarıkeçili'lerde mekan ve anlatı / Nomadism, settlement and everyday life: Place and narrative among Sarıkeçili" - Ayşe Hilal Tuztaş Horzumlu
Japan is a sexist society and a society that's slow to change.
I think we all know this and I often point that out on social media.
So, let's be a little positive today.
Five years ago, when my daughter joined the local kid's shishimai (lion dance) group, things were done the "traditional" way.
"Because that's the way things have always been done."
This is Japan after all.
It meant, among other things, that boys were the only ones allowed to do the lion dance.
Girls were only allowed to play the drums.
Well, five years later here is my daughter holding the lion's head.
There is hope, people. There is hope.
On a side note, I'm so proud of her and all the other kids for yesterday. But especially her, because it was her last matsuri and the first one where she was the lion's head (if my memory is not playing tricks on me).
(my son kicked ass too, but that's for another day, this one is for her)
#Japan #traditions #sexism #girlpower #matsuri #shishimai #liondance
'Things Fall Apart' by Chinua Achebe
#Achebe #Africa, #African, #AfricanHistory, #AfricanLiterature, #Beliefs, #Blacks, #British, #Change, #ChangeVs.Tradition, #ChinuaAchebe, #Clans, #Colonialism, #Colonialists, #Customs, #English, #Ethnic, #Ethnicity, #Faith, #Fiction, #History, #Ibo, #Igbo, #Misogyny, #Modernity, #Nigeria, #NigerianHistory, #NigerianLiterature, #Novel, #Okonkwo, #Patriarchy, #Religion, #ThingsFallApart, #Tradition, #TraditionVs.Change, #Traditions,
Set off on a spiritual quest with #Biblical #girl #names. Connect with each name’s meaning and share your insights. ❤️ Follow, boost, and join the conversation.
#NameJourney #SpiritualParenting #MindfulLiving #ConsciousChoices #Namesake #Traditions #FamilyHeritage #CulturalWisdom #AncestralNames #CommunityLove
Are you interested in how #ClimateEmergency shifts ancient #traditions and #rituals? I looked at #pagan (later colonised by Catholics) #culturalHeritage of #harvest and #summer in #Alsace in my #podcast #NatureMatchCuts and was surprised by the #shifting #baseline: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-08-shifting-times/id1630784381?i=1000629684574 #ReconnectingWithNature #biodiversity
While not as popular as its springtime cherry blossom cousin, moon-viewing season still has its own specific customs. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2023/09/29/language/language-moon-viewing-autumn-harvest/?utm_content=buffer92de8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #life #language #nihongo #vocabulary #livinginjapan #customs #traditions
How can we live with #change when even #traditions of the annual cycle no longer work? #Myths and #rituals talk about #nature and #biodiversity of ancient times. But with #climateChange, we are confronted with the phenomena of #shifting baselines and "planetary #amnesia". Listen to how we could redefine the #storytelling connections of time and space in our changing #landscapes. My new episode of #NatureMatchCuts #podcast ▶️ https://naturematchcuts.net
#Reconnecting #biodiversityLoss #ClimateDiary
Which #DigitalArchive could support the efforts?
Tambul Tribesman by Roberto Pazzi
#human #face #traditional #festival #clothing #adult #man #headdress #makeup #costume #mask #disguise #celebration #decoration #one #person #tambul #tribesman #outdoors #day #lifestyles #colors #traditions #portrait #people #tribe #highlands #papua #new #guinea
According to English folklore, it was on this day that the Devil fell from Heaven, landed on a blackberry bush, and cursed the berries. Therefore, it is unlucky to pick Blackberries after Michaelmas.
10 Michaelmas traditions from around the world:
Institutional Memory: What institutions (like schools) like to remember, and what they would prefer to forget.
"These millennia-old sky #traditions aren't just random stories meant to entertain around the fire; they are often cornerstones of entire #cultures and #societies. We all share the same sky, and anyone from the same culture can identify the same constellations night after night. The loss of that access and #heritage is a loss of part of our #humanity."
The loss of dark skies is so painful, astronomers coined a new term for it | Space
"Preserving the past through craft:
The Qasba Mosque ...originally built between 1185 - 1189, underwent successive restorations in the 17th and 21st centuries ...local artisans were employed to renovate the mosque’s stucco walls and the #mosaic tile work..."
Explore the flavors of Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine with our Tzimmes recipe. This sweet and savory stew is a flavorful blend of root vegetables, dried fruits, and sometimes meat. Join us on a culinary journey through world cuisine.
Too soon Star Market, too soon! (we have a tradition of buying eggnog the first time we see it in the store, this is the first time I’ve seen it in September!) The original tradition was to buy 2 quarts, one to chug on the way home, the other to leisurely sip over the course of a week. I can’t chug a quart of eggnog anymore alas. #eggnog #traditions #toosoon
Dear Fifth Grade Parents and Guardians,
The whole class is so excited for the upcoming #holidays.
In honor of our #diverse student population, we will be having a special “Holidays Around the World” party in class Fourthday afternoon (tomorrow). As you may have heard from your child, for the last two weeks we have been having class discussions on our #holiday #traditions, and in particular, symbolic foods and other #customs associated with the new year.
Dear Third Grade Parents and Guardians,
We can’t wait to learn about all of our students’ beautiful #customs!
Maybe your child would love to build a diorama of your family’s Karaite #sukkah…
meanwhile in #Europe:
🧵 1/x #Assomption (#Assumption of Mary) today, is a holiday here in France. In German we have the name "Kräuterweihe" that reminds much better to the #pagan history behind that date. Indeed, it was one of the most important days of agricultural calendars. Here, I talk about the #CulturalHeritage especially in #Alsace, its connection to #nature and even #climateChange - not about the Catholic idea. For #ClimateDiary it's a day which should change the date: weather #traditions don't work anymore.
Happy #IndigenousPeopleDay !
„…This International Day of Indigenous Peoples 2023 - “Youth as agents of change for self-determination", revindicates the role that indigenous #youth must occupy in decision-making while recognizing their dedicated efforts in #climateAction, the search for justice for their people, and the creation of an intergenerational connection that keeps their #culture, #traditions, and contributions alive….“
Not sure what put me in mind of this tonight. My father and his older brother both had fond memories of throwing fireballs - a New Years tradition in their family.
My uncle found an article that connected it to Scottish traditions and emailed it to me. Stonehaven is apparently one of the places you'd need to go to see a similar event. I haven't done that but it was the impetus for me to see Hogmanay in Edinburgh. If they still do this in Alabama I'd like to see it eventually.
#FireBalls #Alabama #traditions #Scotland #Family
Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures is an exhibit at the Muskoka Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst, Ont.
The exhibit follows Indigenous peoples in the Muskoka area after their arrival at the end of the last ice age and then continues all the way to the present.
It was curated by a circle of Elders, as well as Indigenous scholars and linguists representing Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabek, Métis and Haudenosaunee people.
A push for college cheering squads to be registered as part of the country's "intangible" cultural heritage is taking place. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/07/23/cheerleading-university-traditions/news/?utm_content=buffer550bd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #sports #cheerleading #university #traditions
A push for college cheering squads to be registered as part of the country's "intangible" cultural heritage is taking place. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/07/23/more-sports/university-cheerleading-squads/?utm_content=buffer8f838&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #sports #moresports #university #traditions #cheerleading
One of my long-term goals is to bring back the tradition and holiday of Decoration Day. I think giving people a reason to connect to their family, community, ancestors and history might help with some of our current shit.
My hypothesis is that giving people something tangible and local to connect to rather than a vague idea of whiteness may help.
The passing of the box office crown, from film to film, started by Steven Spielberg.
"In 1977, when Star Wars took the “domestic film rentals” crown from Jaws, Steven Spielberg wrote a congratulatory letter to George Lucas and had it printed full page in Variety—a charming move, tastefully done, that kickstarted a tradition amongst filmmakers and studios that continues to this day."
But looking back to San Francisco history to find community traditions to continue, or build on, or develop - beyond the Lotta's Fountain celebration, which is really a bit too governmental to suit my desires - what else is there?
Maybe Emperor Norton?
Maybe we need to build on Emperor Norton, have some sort of Imperial Court gathering once a year, which might be a bit like the London's Pearly Kings and Queens, which seems cool and only started in the 19th Century
And that of course points to some fairly powerful folkloric type events that we do have here that are centered in the LGBTQ community and in particular the drag community, such as the Imperial Court and this past weekend's events in Dolores Park
#SanFrancisco #history #traditions
Another event that comes quite close to some of those weird British folkloric traditions, and the thing that really got me thinking about this stuff, was last weekend's "Bring Your Own Big Wheel" event, which I think is incredibly cool.
I don't really want it to get promoted by the City, by SF Travel or whatever, but I also sort of wish people all over the world knew about it and knew that San Francisco wasn't just a bunch of Tacolicious outlets connected by app hailed serf-mobiles.
It's still too recent to really feel folkloric. But Guy Fawkes Night had to start sometime... if we keep doing - or rather if Frog Gilmore keeps INCREDIBLY GENEROUSLY organizing it year after year, and then gets people to carry on their work - it will age into being a folkloric tradition
For... reasons, i was thinking recently of weird English folkloric traditions, and I've decided we need some here...
Genuinely community driven, kind of wacky and/or a bit anarchic, totally non-commercial type things.
Do we have any? The ones that first sprang to mind were... Critical Mass, which fits the bill pretty well, and SantaCon, which in its original form might have but is now a travesty that I think of as more comparable to frats flipping cars after Big 10 football matches or something. Big yuck.
With the upcoming annual Lotta's Fountain commemoration of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire *and* Guy Fawkes in mind, maybe we could have bonfires around the City? Tho I suspect the Fire Dept might have... issues with that. Still... Irish coffees around a bonfire at 5 in the morning sounds like a neat way to start the day.
Cool, this New York Times article talks about the #Italian tradition of "Passata Day". (gift link) #passata #day #traditions https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/05/world/australia/passata-day.html?unlocked_article_code=z61cSt9svatWtLZIExGbULkfpnQi-oSxLSmLrXpWCKhKPDMIDZKfcSN593VtPJOhOcVoFxYqYSCxdJ0OD1JDNWmwrCFpLPad_uYRjzkRanUGnYJXOQRfSfNDVxMwfcXuw_2EziXUuWqfBJOojmxHVBB46McWyXKAfpU_mL8_R-9ZM6jOi39i5PnZnKqXiHGcnHtpbKWg8Py_aCp-N7ANcfY5nCL-05p1Y9J5TW7naM3TgNvdz5-nyn9YVSziBAJxa8a9ZNUT_JyeFRT18428PNZLBuRwsYrQ4viE5zyAwfF7n976Yimhhv4bQUC4-0IVgYVTnSw8eVu41Wabaw&smid=url-share
@jewwhohasitall I think we need to respect that especially during this time of year, it might be especially difficult for Shannons and Meghans (which my autocorrect is always making into “maggid”!) Don’t forget it’s Yom St. Patrick, which I believe celebrates a goyish rabbi who was martyred by snakes. #Traditions #MedinatAmerica
"Back in the day, when men were on the land for four, five months at a time, they would have needed to sew to make quick repairs to their mukluks. Maybe we don’t really talk about it, but men definitely had to sew. It was about survival.”https://www.uphere.ca/articles/bead-bead
🧵3️⃣ Some views from Labour & Weight currently showing at the E-Gallery at MMU. It's a traveling exhibition of works that engages with generations-long craft traditions and people, and activates these traditions through installation, video and photography.
More info on their website: https://labourandweight.cargo.site/
Continuing with our #ChineseNewYear #cultural #traditions - #NoMeat & only #vegetables & #mushroom #foods today. We made some vegetable tempura & fried yams earlier. Making Buddha plate & pot of stewed veggies now.
"Hunter-gatherer social ties spread pottery-making far and wide [across nine countries in Northern and Eastern #Europe].
"Analysis of more than 1,200 vessels from hunter-gatherer sites has shown that pottery-making techniques spread vast distances over a short period of time through social #traditions being passed on...."
Just talking to my father about New Years Day & he remembers New Year's Gifting in Brecon, Wales.
They would go to the various shops that the family dealt with during the year & sing a rhyme (which he can't recall) and the shopkeepers would give them a sweet. This was during the war - rationing meant there were almost no sweets, so this stands out in this memory.
No surprise here. The price of this form of barbecued meat always shoots up just prior to the Lunar New Year, as it is a traditional snack item served during the period.
One of the traditions in my whānau has been a book every kihirimete.
Sometimes new, sometimes secondhand. Sometimes ones that you’ve requested, other times one picked seemingly at random, or a book that your person has read and loved enough that they want to talk about it with you.
I’ve been bringing that back amongst my friends, as well as my family
Here’s most of this year’s outgoing book pile
Shouldn't '#inclusion' also mean, that we accept the #traditions of other cultures & #religions? That we do not need to level out or downgrade other believes by imposing neutral or ‘correct’ semantics over their traditions?
Are people really offended by hearing each other’s #faiths?
Brilliant! I wish I'd thought to do it first:
Photographer switches gender roles in sexist vintage ads from the 1950s and 60s
A 'Lost' Christmas Custom of the North:
"They haven't gone guising here for a long time," said the old folk of Cambo in 1922.
"There was no 'guisering' at Christmas 1903," wrote Hastings Neville in Ford in his notes of that year.
'Guising' (apparently derived from 'disguising', referring to the costumes and masks worn) was the local version of the Mummers Plays that exist elsewhere.
In both Ford, in the far north of the county, and Cambo, 40 miles to the south, we have records of the old custom, which happened in the days leading up to Christmas. Both apparently involved the key character of a doctor, but in Ford, Revd Neville has preserved the entirety of the script, including 'King George', a young hero, Goliath, and a battle, and finishing with the rhyme:
"Your bottles are full of whisky,
Your barrels are full of beer,
I wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year."
Neville puts the dying of the custom down to the reduction of young people in the villages in an age of increased mechanisation and rural depopulation. But when I was growing up in Northumberland in the 1990s, 'guising' was what we called Trick or Treating at Halloween! Maybe it hasn't so much died as shifted.
Students in your classes may express that they feel sorry for the Christian students who have only one day of holiday, and no candles.
You may explain to them that Christian students have their own holiday #traditions, some even with candles of their own, and that in their way they enjoy their holiday just as much as we enjoy #Chanukkah.
We are people of habits in this household, and we have several. For instance, on Sundays we eat pancakes.
I don't remember how it started. But we have observed this weekly tradition for many, many years now.
Do you have weekly traditions or rituals in your family?