Category Archives: Holidays

Cultivating Gratitude…

Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the United States. That makes today “Black Friday”.  According to Wikipedia, “The day’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur … Continue reading

Posted in Black Friday, Family, Food For Thought, Frustration, Future, Gratitude, Holidays, Homelessness, Human Rights, Hunger, Inspiration, Life, Philosophical Ponderings, Poverty, Present, Sympathy, Thanksgiving | 3 Comments

Kindness vs. Judgement (Pay it Forward vs. Collective Negativity)

I have felt compelled to blog about something that’s been bothering me, in the hopes that it  might resonate with even one other person. I’m sure it will. There was recently a story about an NYPD Police Officer who used … Continue reading

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From the Vaults, just in time for Halloween…

((My favorite holiday is almost here again. I love Halloween/All Hallow’s Eve/Samhain, etc. I love the spookiness, the shadows, the full moons, the costumes and sense of play, the candy isn’t bad either (sometimes) and just how much fun people … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Halloween, Holidays, Poetry, Spooky, Supernatural, Undead, Wraith, Zombies | 8 Comments

Erin Go Bragh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To all my lovely friends and extended family out there, I wanted to post something quick to inspire you and get you smiling for St. Patrick’s Day! Normally, I like to touch on the history of such celebrations, but you … Continue reading

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Happy Year of the Dragon!

I would be completely remiss if I didn’t include this post! It’s the Lunar New Year (also known as the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival in China) and 2012 is the Year of the DRAGON! RAWR!   Can you … Continue reading

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Being Thankful…Lightning in a Jar

This time of year, there are scads of posts about Thanksgiving and being thankful. I was recently sent (via e-mail) a beautiful slide show about how much we who live in the ‘civilized world’ tend to take for granted. How … Continue reading

Posted in Food For Thought, Holidays, Inspiration, Life, Nature | 9 Comments

~ Waking the Dead ~

((Zombies have always scared me. Bad. I can’t watch zombie movies (with the exception of “Shaun of the Dead”) because they give me terrible nightmares. In an effort to “exorcise” some of this fear, I wrote a poem for Halloween … Continue reading

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~ The Wraith ~

((My favorite holiday is almost here again. 🙂 I love Halloween/All Hallow’s Eve/Samhain, etc. I love the spookiness, the shadows, the full moons, the costumes and sense of play, the candy isn’t bad either (sometimes) and just how much fun … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Poetry | 8 Comments