Yom Kippur and the Celtic Heritage Festival in Bedford, Texas

Thursday, October 9, I’ll be in Bradley, Arkansas. As I have so much online work to do, I’ll come home, and then Friday afternoon,  I’ll leave for the Fort Worth area as I’ll be performing (storytelling and music as well as helping with crafts and such) in the children’s area at the  Celtic Heritage Festival in Bedford, Texas. This is my first time to attend this festival, and I feel so fortunate to be able to work with it. Each year the festival honors and features one of the seven Celtic nations. This year, it is Brittany. You can read all about the festival and its performers (except for me who was signed on too late) here:

Tomorrow is also Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and probably the most solemn and important day of the Jewish calendar. It is meant to be a day of fasting, prayer, and introspection. You can learn much more about the holiday here:

This site says this of the day: “It is a day set aside to “afflict the soul,” to atone for the sins of the past year . . . This day is, essentially, your last appeal, your last chance to change the judgment, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends.”

Well, early day tomorrow. Up by 3:00 a.m. and on the road by no later than 5:00 a.m.