September 2 , 2023 /


This weekend the U,S, is celebrating Labor Day, which began on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.  It became a national holiday in 1884 under President Grover Cleveland recognizing the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers in the development

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August 17 , 2023 /


I looked at the calendar August 15, blinked twice, and realized that ten days ago we were in heavy traffic through San Antonio and Dallas, headed north toward Lake Tenkiller in northeast Oklahoma.  The reason for that part of this trip was to retrieve our Leisure Travel Van RV that was stored at wife’s brother’s

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June 20 , 2023 /


(Spoiler alert:  This post is compiled from previous, similar ones written for this celebration)   Wednesday, June 21, marks this annual event known as Solstice, Summer in the northern hemisphere, Winter in the southern hemisphere.  Literally, it’s the moment when the “sun stands still” before it starts back in the other direction and for those

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September 20 , 2022 /


Life is about the seasons of change, internal and external, and how we adjust our rhythms and find ourselves in balance or not.  Equinox is when the amount of night and day are approximately the same, about 12 hours each, all over the world.  For us in the northern hemisphere, it marks the official end

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September 15 , 2022 /


My maternal grandfather was a descendant of the gatherers.  He was a forager in the woods, especially in late Summer and early Fall for berries, nuts, mushrooms and paw paws. He also gathered many other things including “pieces of string too short to save.”  He would put them in a shoe box with that written

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August 11 , 2022 /


After 8 weeks out of the country, albeit just north of the border in 6 of 10 Canadian provinces, I find myself reluctant to return to the USA tomorrow.  There are numerous reasons but the main one is the continuing division and polarization in the political arena and the toxic fallout from so much flak

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