April 28, 2010

Celebrations that Deserve Mentioning

So there was another Naming ceremony again tonight. I realized that since the blog was broken I hadn't posted a Naming announcement since 30 September of last year, so that definitely has to be remedied.

Congratulations to the following Shemsu who were Named on the various dates listed!

28 October 2009

30 December 2009

27 January 2010
Rootnaming Iait's children: Nekhbetemheb and Heruemhebet-fedw

24 February 2010
Rootnamed: Djaut's stepson Setemheb-ka

24 April 2010

28 April 2010
Iaityinepu (renamed in person after a 2005 proxy naming)

Nekhtet! for all the new Shemsu and Rootnamed children.

Naming is an important rite of passage in the Kemetic Orthodox Faith. It's something I need to write a lot about, and hopefully will be able to write about soon. Have questions you'd like me to address here? Send 'em to me or post them here and I'll add them to the list.

April 25, 2010

A fresh new look....and some fresh news

Now that the blog's starting to look better, perhaps I'll be able to start using it again!

There are so many options now for communication, especially via Internet. You have email, your various website(s) and now all this so-called "social media." (Isn't all media social? I digress.) For a while I couldn't decide what anyone was willing or even interested in reading or whether or not to post here or there or which computer or which gadget was going to do what. Because I did my time in the media (undergraduate degree in writing followed by about ten years in publishing and magazines before I went back to school for Egyptology), I've always felt like I kept up with the various communication media and I try not to sound like I'm too old to be "up" on whatever's being used.

I've discovered I can't really keep up with the media over the last couple of years, and mostly for two reasons: