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Springtime in February

HAIL PELICUS! Springtime in February Mid February.  The dead of winter.   Cold temperatures, rain and muck are what to be expected during this time… expect that the Weather Priestess didn’t feel like it and decided it was time for Spring to start.   Temperatures in the mid 70s-80s...

HAIL PHOENIX!

HAIL PELICUS! I have for some time pondered how to restart and re-introduce Hail Pelicus to my faithful readers.   I toyed with a Shining reference: “Heeeeeeeere’s PELICUS!”; an homage to 70s hard rock titans Thin Lizzy with a rewrite of “The Boys Are Back In Town”;...

The Great Awakening

HAIL PELICUS! The Great Awakening “I'm afraid we shall waste an awful lot of time." "Don't worry," answered Snufkin, "we shall have wonderful dreams, and when we wake up it'll be spring.” -Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll Well, summer, at least.  It has been a while since the Centurion has...

Year of the Beleaguered Badger

HAIL PELICUS! Year of the Beleaguered Badger Well here it is: a freshly minted year and we can all cheerfully say “good riddance” to 2020.  I can say that I earnestly hope that 2021 will be a better year than 2020 but let’s be honest here, that...

Rip Van Pelican

HAIL PELICUS! Rip Van Pelican *YAWN!*  The editorial staff took the COVID shutdown of rugby as a sign to go into hibernation for a much needed rest as the great undertaking of publishing Hail Pelicus every week during the rugby season had taken its toll.  The winds of...