Three surprising things about nationhood

November 30th is the Feast of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.  He is also the patron saint of numerous other countries:  Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine and Russia.  But we are a generous people and don’t mind sharing!  I’ve discovered three surprising things about nationhood during the course of writing this post.  Read on to find out more. Continue reading

The alternative 2018 Advent Calendar

Fed up with the usual Advent Calendar?  Cheap chocolate shapes behind doors that are infuriatingly cumbersome to open?  Here’s my gift to you – the alternative (free) 2018 Advent Calendar!  No bad chocolate to sicken your palate, but plenty of practical tips to spend a wholly more spiritual advent season.

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The Wizard Sun

How the old Mountains drip with Sunset
How the Hemlocks burn –
How the Dun Brake is draped in Cinder
By the Wizard Sun
Emily Dickinson

I’m fascinated by sunsets.  But what happens at the curtain call of day?  Is it a period of rest for the cosmos in preparation for another bright new day?  Of course not, because as the sun sets in our part of the world, it rises in another!  Our star (the sun) never rests.   It beams out an unending source of energy.  Continue reading

Rose Petals Floating Downstream

Hi everyone.  Do you want to take time out from the hectic pace of life?  I have just the thing for you – my new book, Rose Petals Floating Downstreama collection of beautiful, spiritual poetry from the heart. Dip in and let your body and mind relax.

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