Blessings Later in Life

I have been blessed by the Universe with three wonderful, amazing, and incredibly (almost scary) intelligent grandchildren. I know, every grandparent thinks his/her grandchildren are the best, but I’m pretty sure mine are up at the top of the heap. I believe that grandchildren are nature’s reward for working hard…

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National Hermit Day

Saturday, October 29th, is National Hermit Day. What is Hermit Day and why would we want to celebrate it?   In Tarot, the ninth card of the Major Arcana is The Hermit. The Hermit card suggests that solitude is necessary for introspection, ascension, and illumination to occur. Introspection is the…

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The Love of My Life

I have been in love with the game of baseball since I was five years old. That’s 57 years. Over half a century, on the way to six decades. There is a timeless elegance to the game of baseball. I am sure that much better writers have described it more…

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The Power of Love

Many years ago, a wonderful gentleman came to our house to buy a rabbit from us. He was very polite, charming, and had a wonderful North Carolina drawl. He was retired, very bored at home, and frustrated with feeling “useless”. He was hunting for something to do. So he adopted…

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Gypsy Cooking

My father’s family has true Romany Gypsies up in the branches of the family tree. Normally, most people will gasp in horror and step back a pace or two when they hear this statement. However, their reaction is usually a result of Hollywood’s interpretation of what a gypsy is, as…

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Holiday Time in Texas

It’s well toward the end of December here in Central Texas, and Christmas is nearly here. This time of year normally brings visions of snow-covered scenery, people bundled up in warm coats, boots, and wool hats, mittens and scarves. Tall, fresh pine, spruce, or fir trees are lovingly decorated to…

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