I have tried to figure out why I love Christmas time. It has become overly commercial. I am dumbfounded by Black Friday. I can’t believe people will become uncivilized, stand in huge lines or camp out in front of a store, to purchase a toy or television, because they are told it’s a good deal.… Continue reading A Bit of Christmas Magic
The summer kids are back. I saw them walking down the sidewalk with wet hair, towels tightly wrapped around their shoulders, flip flops flapping on the pavement, laughing at their small talk and stories. My cousins and I used to walk to Idlewilde Park, which had a public pool, on long summer days. That… Continue reading Summer Kids
Each time I look up, Orion swings his club a little further to the west in the night sky. Soon he will be off to his summer place, and not be up for us to see, until early morning. We will have to wake before the sun is up to see Orion rise in the… Continue reading Summer Is Coming
I had a long morning of chores. Sometimes a little treat makes a hard day feel better. I thought of something my mom brought home when I was little, about five because my parents were still together. She called them Bear Claws. I thought they were real until she told me they were pastry. (At… Continue reading Bear Claws and a Scotty Dog- A Memory
No one is excused from our annual journey around our star, Sol, also known as, The Sun. It doesn’t matter which hemisphere you live in. It doesn’t matter if you are a lion, or a human. It doesn’t matter if you have a tree house. It doesn’t matter if you have designer clothes. It doesn’t… Continue reading Around the Sun~ 2016
My favorite number is seven, the heptad. According to the great Pythagorean teachings, seven is symbolized by the goddess Athena. Because seven cannot be divided by any number than itself, it represents a fortress or acropolis. Seven brings order to nature, there are seven phases of the moon, seven Pleiades, seven parts of the body-… Continue reading Athena Sparrowhawk and the Goddess
In the year 3470 we will still be human. We will still eat, sleep, have wishes and dreams, have children, have normal body functions, pleasures and desires. We will still grow our food. We will still have friends, listen to music and enjoy entertainments. Imagine in the year 700, a person with a good imagination… Continue reading Will Humans be Different in 1400 Years?