June 21 , 2022 /

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2022

Today, June 21, marks the “official” end of Spring, the “official” beginning of Summer. Regardless of the calendar formality, you’re free to celebrate on your own schedule. You can read all the details about why that occurs here: http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/summersolstice.htm It’s a lot about the earth’s relationship to the sun. It’s also about our relationship to

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April 21 , 2022 /

ROADS LESS TRAVELED

We spend a fair amount of time each year traveling on the highways in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  Much of that time is in our RV, SUGAR 8, named for us (SUsie & GARy) and our 8th RV in 25 years.  That’s another story for another time.  This piece is about our choices

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March 31 , 2022 /

BETTER LIVING

The phrase “Better Living Through Chemistry” is a variant of a DuPont advertising slogan, “Better Things for Better Living… Through Chemistry.” DuPont adopted it in 1935 and it was their slogan until 1982 when the “Through Chemistry” part was dropped. Since 1999, their slogan has been “The miracles of science”.  Either way, they elevated “better

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March 19 , 2022 /

HELLO SPRING

When the Julian calendar was established around 45 BC, a date in March was fixed for the vernal equinox, that time and moment in the Spring when night and day are of equal length. It has to do with the tilt of the earth toward the sun and at this time it’s approximately zero. For

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March 9 , 2022 /

LIGHT FOR DARK

A friend whom I hold in high regard said recently:  “It’s really challenging to stay connected to light during these dark days.” Part of my response was “Equinox is coming March 20.”  I know there are many ways to stay connected to light and this calendar event that happens twice a year is all about

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February 21 , 2022 /

SPIRIT HEALTH

For whatever reason, the Greek word pneuma (πνεῦμα) came into my mind one morning recently on awakening.  You will recognize the English words pneumatic and pneumonia both of which have to do with air.  Pneumatic tools are driven by compressed air and pneumonia is characterized by infected lungs thus affecting our ability to breathe.  Pneuma

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