The last few months have definitely been hectic and have kept me on the move. In October I went to the Netherlands and had an amazing trip with my partner. Showing him the land of my ancestors and my homeland was really fun and exciting. It feels wonderful to be back in the country that is a second home to me.
A wonderful part of the trip was to travel to Leiden to see the Nehalennia votive stones at the Rijksmuseum Oudheden. The stones were carved by merchants to honor her and thank her for their safe travels. Nehalennia is a Goddess of the region and is likely associated with the Vanir.
We later traveled to Colijnsplaat to visit a temple that is maintained on her behalf. Unfortunately it was closed and we could not find the caretakers, but it was wonderful to make the trek, leave some offerings, and see the temple in person.
After returning to the States, I completed some episodes for podcast and in January, we adopted two kittens from the local shelter. They had been there for a while so were a bit wild and in a flurry one day crashed the computer hard-drives. We spent a couple weeks recovering data and then had just raw data (sometimes 3 or 4 copies) but no directory files. So they are just files that are not organized and the recovery often just renumbered the file and did not preserve the file name. So we are still going through – separating photos from documents and placing them into new folders.
Along with that, a program I use for recording skype calls failed. Fortunately, my friend Lonnie at Weird Web Radio found a very good replacement. Yeah Lonnie!!!!
Work has had me on travel and some family illness and death have kept me travelling and pre-occupied that I haven’t been able to sit down and work with the new program and get a new episode out.
This podcast will continue and I appreciate your patience as I work on these issues and get order restored. I am in contact with some very cool people about coming onto the podcast and getting back to a regular production schedule.
Thank you again for your continued support and patience.
May Braggi guide the podcast and may Nehalennia watch over our travels.