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Leonard Cohen, Visionary Canadian Zen Singer/Songwriter/Muse Dies at 82

Leonard Cohen, Visionary Canadian Zen Singer/Songwriter/Muse Dies at 82. A gloomy week in the U.S. turned darker. The world has lost an iconic poet with a body of work spanning 60 years. Leonard Cohen’s instantly recognizable gravelly voice and ageless wisdom will continue to inspire generations to come. My introduction to Cohen was in Montreal. […]

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As Above and So Below On Samhain (Halloween)

As Above and So Below On Samhain (Halloween) means finding the real magic. It’s my favorite holiday of the year, even though it marks the end of summer, my favorite season. Apparently I’m not the only one. Halloween continues to grow in popularity. According to the National Retail Federation HALLOWEEN SPENDING is estimated to reach $8.4 […]

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I’ll Have What She’s Having (Not)

I’ll Have What She’s Having (Not) Before most millennials were born, the iconic line from the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally still resonates but what about the food? And why am I suddenly hating on millennials? I found out a couple weeks ago and no, I did not follow in the footsteps of the thousands […]

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Social Media Success Secrets

Read on for social media success secrets and the truth behind one famous quote. There is a distinct back to school vibe already and waaah, I didn’t have a vacation. No matter, this photo quote expresses how I feel. For quote aficionados, this was photo quote was inspired by a Wall Street securities broker, Henry […]

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Life Secrets: Trump, Pokemon Go and Stealing Joy

Life Secrets: Trump, Pokemon Go and Stealing Joy. Like millions of others, I watched the Republican Convention speeches with curiosity. Head-scratching curiosity filled with questions: how did we get to this juncture in history? What the hell is going to happen next? Why this, why now? Those questions about Trump are equally valid about Pokemon […]

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Mother Nature Is A Bitch But Everything

Mother Nature Is A Bitch but only if we don’t treat her right. Maybe I’m one for not treating you right. I recently discovered how easy it is to edit a photo on my phone and share it on Pinterest. That’s one reason I haven’t blogged here lately. I often will post something to Instagram, […]

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How to Quit Blogging Without Regret

How to Quit Blogging is a good a title as any. With or without regret is up to the individual blogger.   Most bloggers quit in the first few months without much incident. Chances are no one was reading it any way. The failed experiment is no worse than buying a dress on sale that […]

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Top 10 Mother’s Day Recipes To Wow Mom

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we have the Top 10 Mother’s Day Recipes To Wow Mom. By mom, I mean your own mother, a step-mom or someone who is mother to furry kids. I believe cat moms or doggie moms deserve to be to honored too. I also believe: Cooking is love made […]

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Make Every Day Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a man-made holiday since the Earth, our dear planet, Gaia would say, Make Every Day Earth Day. Every day, something natural and wondrous happens. I notice the tiny things, the shifts in the life cycles of growth, decay, dormancy and rebirth over and over in a cosmic version of re-cycling. […]

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Inspiration and Cherry Blossoms Have No Timetable

Inspiration and Cherry Blossoms Have No Timetable and neither does Mother Nature. Last week I dashed over to see the cherry blossoms at dusk. I’d already photographed them earlier on blue sky day The park is only 5 minutes from my house and something told me to go. I knew I wouldn’t have time to go […]