We often run a column in the California Revels e-newsletter that tries to shed a little light on some figure, ritual, custom, dance or other shenanigan that figures somehow into the great spirit of celebration. The topics range from cosmic calendars to crepes, from mummers to the mysteries of the Abbots Bromley. Here's a collection of those columns. Enjoy them and be prepared to astound your friends with your new-found depth of Revels knowledge. And let us know if you'd like to receive our monthly newsletter.