How do you celebrate? May 1st used to be celebrated. Several different types of celebrations have been associated with the day. Probably originally a fertility ritual to ensure good crops and lots of livestock (here), some believe it goes back to ancient agrarians, including Romans. But most date it to Medieval times in Europe, especially… Continue reading May Day!
or are you waiting to be saved by a miracle? Because, as my husband likes to say, “hope is not a strategy.” We are watching the entire planet morph into tyranny, following a script that has been telegraphed in all its parts. The next part is global famine. That will open the doors for the… Continue reading are you ready?
who knew?! When we moved further south seven years ago, my husband’s aunt and uncle came to visit from Florida. We are in the same temperate zone and she brought plants for us. A couple didn’t make it, for one reason or another. And a couple did. We have some Asian (or African?) lilies in… Continue reading loquats!
a somber day I never understood why it was called “Good Friday” in Holy Week. What on earth “good” was there to Jesus being crucified? How was it ever “good” that he had to drag his own cross through the rough streets of Jerusalem and then up to Golgotha? It was good for us, of… Continue reading good friday
that’s today Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, and is an important piece of the Christian religion — it is important to Christian faith, too, though. It is the evening of the Last Supper. The night when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and anointed them with oil. And then… Continue reading Maundy Thursday
and what’s next? I hate to always be the voice of doom and gloom, but there is some serious shit coming down the pike, and it’s better to be a little concerned about it than to be blindsided by it when it hits. The sad thing is that it is being done to us and… Continue reading why we’re there….
and real ones The first thing I did this morning was “secure” my backyard. A squall line that wreaked havoc on the “Dixie Alley” tornado path last night, late, will blow through the Lowcountry mid-day today. It’s already “very, very windy,” which is how my son described OKC yesterday. And OKC is always very windy.… Continue reading solar storms
surface illusions… real infrastructure We’re having our dining room floor joists replaced. It’s an interesting process here in the Lowcountry, where most homes have a crawl space instead of a basement. Our house is from the mid-60s. It sits on a brick foundation which sits on a concrete footing, and underneath the house itself is… Continue reading from within
trust in God and STAND UP for FREEDOM Some pretty wonky things are unfolding all over the planet. If you are late to class, you may have missed the introduction of the WEF SCRIPT for total submission. There’s no real class. Just a script, in fact. Do WHAT WE SAY. That’s it. The dry run… Continue reading do not be afraid
and why is his “day” one big drunk? I grew up in New England, 2 hours north of Boston, a city I have always thought of as divided equally among Irish, Italians and blue blood brahmans (the old Beacon Hill aristocracy). Once a year, on the Feast Day of St. Patrick, March 17th, everyone in… Continue reading who was St. Patrick?