Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

New Worlds: Rites of Passage

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) You start out a child, you wind up an elder; in between, there are rites of passage. These are the ceremonies that mark a transition from one social status to … Continue reading

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A Trip to France 10: Necropolis and Bridge

by Brenda W. Clough ┬áThe tradition in Rome was to bury the dead outside the city. Christians developed the notion of burial in ‘sacred ground,’ which is to say in or around a church. This rapidly became impossible in cities, … Continue reading

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