Lost Summer—Grief Between the Bookends of June and August

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! What good is seeing eye chocolate What good’s a computerized nose And what good was cancer in April Why no good, no good at all –What’s Good (The Thesis) from the 1992 album Magic and Loss by Lou Reed What Good Was Cancer in June  Why no good, no good at all……

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A Cleaner Earth

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!World Environment Day 2018 A Cleaner Earth… that’s what we all want. Right? Yet, scenes like the one above —a natural landscape marred by human waste—are everywhere. Not only do our cups runneth over in this age of material gratification, but so do our rubbish bins, dumpsters and landfills. Living the Dream comes at…

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Memory and Tradition Sustained and Unbound

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Inspiration for this post came in the form of a Blog Award Nomination from Cecilia Kennedy at Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks DIY Blog. I am a frequent reader of her enjoyable prose, and humbly grateful for her mention of my blog. Thank You, Cecilia. The question she posed along with this nomination got…

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RETROspective—A Look Back at 2017

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!This Year’s Favorites A few of my favorite things— everything from updating our house to Blogs, Social Media and Etsy Shops! One of my very favorite things at home this year has been the addition of the *Tiki Bar* to our already awesome Florida room. It is still a work in progress so…

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November Ruminations

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Reflecting and Finding Time as Autumn Wanes The November Full Moon in Taurus will be shining brightly tonight. Like all the full moons it’s been called different things by different cultures and in different ages. No matter what you call it, it is a lantern lighting our way into the darkest months of the…

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Autumnal Musings of a Third Millennium Shaman

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! (This is another in my series of excerpted and updated Posts from my old, no longer active, blog A Glitch In Time. The original version of this appeared in September of 2013 and was called Confessions of a Shabby-Chic Shaman . When I started this current website and blog in tandem with the Etsy Shop and…

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Emotional Healing—Following the Path of Heart

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! Roads Less Traveled “For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length–and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”  ― Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge Coping with…

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I Do Feel For You

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!(This is another in my series of excerpted and updated Posts from my old, no longer active, blog A Glitch In Time. The original version of this appeared in May of 2014. When I started this current website and blog in tandem with the Etsy Shop and business, O Deer Mercantile, I decided to keep my…

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Accountability—Time, Technology, Social Media and Magic

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Living on the Cusp…Finding a Direction at the end of The Age of Reason  We are indeed fated to live in interesting times, living up to the blessing or curse of the old, supposedly Chinese adage that is blithely and often bandied about. Perhaps this is always the case. Whatever times we find ourselves in are…

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Counting My Blessings—What an Awful Life

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! Awful or Awe-Full During a recent meditation I was surprised to find myself reflecting on the word Awful. Like so many words we use without ever really thinking about them, the word originally had a very different definition. The archaic definition: Inspiring reverential wonder or fear… Synonyms: awe-inspiring, awesome, impressive; dread, fearful.…

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Florida Memories

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Note: Today’s Post is another from the archive of my former Blogger Blog, “A Glitch in Time”, that I recently took offline.  My Father passed away in December, 2015. I wrote the following Post in June, 2013 for him on the occasion of his Birthday and Fathers Day. This will be the second…

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Notes and an Homage to Our Beautiful Planet

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!World Environment Day June 5th 2017 Today is World Environment Day. It is day set aside to encourage everyone to become involved with our planet, her plight and to go outside, to take action and imitative. This year’s theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. Everyone is encouraged to get outside and connect with nature.…

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Looking Back—Moving Forward

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!A Brand New Day Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens on the album Teaser and the Firecat released in 1971   Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning  Praise for the springing fresh from the word   I recently, and somewhat reluctantly, took…

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Weekly Feature #24—All That Glitters (Gold, Gilt, Glitz)

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Birthday Party! We will be celebrating throughout the month. Use code: VINTAGENIRVANA for a 20% discount on all sales over $10 for the entire month of May Crushing on the Gilt!   When I look around my home and examine my life/lifestyle these days, I am often taken aback by the degree and breadth…

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Earth Day #47—Listen to Your Mother

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Earth Day…April 22nd 2017   This is what we need to remember on Earth Day, and each day—the very complex, interconnected and interdependent, ecosystem we live in is A Miracle.  It is a miracle of breathtaking beauty, amazing diversity, magnificent complexity and awesome intricacy. It is a Miracle it has survived the abuses heaped…

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Hello Spring 2017

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Bidding a Warm Welcome to the Vernal Equinox   Happy Spring everyone. Winter officially ended at 6:29 a.m. EDT this morning. All things being Equal ( I manage to say these words at least once every vernal and autumnal equinox!  😮 ) I was so ready for winter to end. Even though it has…

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