Want Some Magic? Have You Tried the Post Office?

Following up on my last two posts… I love the magical world that J.K. Rowling created in her series of Harry Potter books.  I delighted in being with Harry as he viewed Hogwarts for the first time through his Muggle-experienced eyes, and enjoyed all the little familiar-but-with-a-difference touches that Rowling threw in, like staircases that … More Want Some Magic? Have You Tried the Post Office?

Will You Be Able to See the Eclipse This Summer? Find Out Here

One of the biggest events of Summer 2017 will be the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 that will be visible in 14 US states (including NORTH CAROLINA, YAY!)  In North Carolina, only the westernmost tip will see it as a total eclipse like the one shown here, but it will be a pretty … More Will You Be Able to See the Eclipse This Summer? Find Out Here

Meditation Monday: Three Weeks of Hope

In the ancient Greek myth of Pandora (the world’s first woman, not the music-playing service), this “all-gifted” woman accidentally released all the world’s evils–famine, sickness, war, pain, death–when she opened her jar (later translated into a box).  The king of the Greek gods, Zeus, left her only one force with which to deal with all of … More Meditation Monday: Three Weeks of Hope

Meditation Monday: Ever Try Techno?

Are you someone who thinks that mediation requires silence and eyes closed to any outside stimulation to be effective?  Or have you ever tried meditating to music?  How about meditating to techno music: the fast-tempo, rhythmic, electronic music more commonly associated with the disco than with states of contemplation? Well, that is what Japanese Buddhist priest … More Meditation Monday: Ever Try Techno?

If Life Gives You Lemons…Douse Them in Glitter!

This is a story about a girl after my own heart! Anyone who knows me personally knows that my wardrobe tends to include anything I can find that has sparkles, sequins, rhinestones, metallics, or anything else shiny and glittering.  My husband calls me a crow, because apparently crows like shiny things, and collect them to … More If Life Gives You Lemons…Douse Them in Glitter!