Equinox Report: What Does It Take To Be Sandum?

This summer, as the world regained its balance momentarily from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandus did what it does best: it turned inward, introspecting on what Sandus is, what we stand for, and who we are. We reminded ourselves what our aspirations are: that we imagine a world without suffering, a world that is pensive and…

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Sôgmô, Heir Plan a Thanksgiving for after the emergency

The Sôgmô and the Heir are planning to hold a supplicatio, or a thanksgiving, after the COVID-19 emergency has come to an end. The thanksgiving will be given for having survived the pandemic, the first of its kind in over a century, and will take the form of a “brinner”—a dinner with foods typical of…

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Equinox Report: Facing the Virus, Preparing for Summer

How, in such a short time since January, the world has changed. Faced for the first time in over a century with a major pandemic, we have rushed to respond to the clarion call of healthcare officials and providers by staying home and refusing to risk our health and that of others. Sandum citizens have…

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Jan DeWitt invested as Sandus’s first heir

The Well Honoured Dr. Jan DeWitt has been invested as Sandus’s and the Sôgmô’s first heir in a day-long event held at the Appartement du Sôgmô in Quercus Candida. The event featured a public ceremony in which the Sôgmô and heir elect opened þess Buddhist altar, made a vow of office, and gave an affirmation…

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Heir-elect becomes Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Heir-elect Jan DeWitt defended his dissertation yesterday to a committee of professors in the departments of History and Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. The Well Honoured Heir-elect, successfully defended his dissertation on quaestores, aediles, and imperium and potestas in the Middle Roman Republic and will now enter the stage of revising his thesis…

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Solstice Report: Habemus Heredem!

The solstice is here, standing at about the halfway point in the cold half of the year. The solstice in Sandus has long been a thoughtful time of year. Not only must we contend with thinking about good nature and magnanimity, but we also pause to reflect on what has changed in the past year…

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