Spring Fever

Mother Nature Orchestrated A Most Unusual Spring Fever For The World

Spring Fever Has Arrived With A Vengeance! We’ve all heard of and probably experienced what’s known as “spring fever,” that restlessness that kicks in when the weather goes from cold and gloomy to fresh, bright, green and alive again! Well, this year, the whole world is getting a different kind […]

Spring

An Historic Spring Equinox

This is a springtime like we’ve never seen before. First of all, the Vernal Equinox which is happening today, March 19th at 11:49 p.m. EDT, is the earliest it has occurred in 124 years. In other words, spring is arriving earlier than it has in more than a century. Usually, […]

agape

Agape Is In The Air

Love is all around. It’s February. Can you feel the shift that has occurred as people begin to think about romantic love? Commercials and ads for long-stemmed red roses, chocolates, wines, lingerie and romantic restaurants flood the airwaves. This is the time lovers are planning how they are going to […]

winter solstice

On The Winter Solstice

Anyone who knows me or knows anything about me knows how much I love stories. And, I love finding out new things that I can weave into stories. Another thing I love is the beginning of winter, which is marked by the winter solstice. And, I just learned about a […]

reflection

So Late So Soon

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~Dr. Seuss Ah, yes! Here we are once again at the final month of the year. […]

Thanksgiving

The Season Of Thanking And Giving

“Thanksgiving,” what a lovely word. It is so associated with the kickoff celebration to the holiday season in the month of November that the word is rarely used in other months. I find that fascinating. To most Americans, the word ‘Thanksgiving’ conjures up visions of roasted turkey stuffed with savory […]

thanksgiving

Slow Down To Savor The Togetherness Of The Season

I hope that you are appreciating the joys of the Thanksgiving season. In this season of Thanksgiving, in our society, we express our gratitude for the fruits of our labors and spend time sharing with those we love and with whom we have enduring relationships. As temperatures get lower and […]

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Following Mother Nature’s Cues For Contemplating Life’s Mysteries

Have you ever noticed how autumn leaves rustle a changing tune in even the slightest fall breeze? Then, slowly, the leaves lose their color and their grip on the trees, thus filling the air with cascades of colorful shapes as they thickly carpet the earth. And the daytime temperatures have […]

spiritual retreat

Planning To Retreat

Have you ever taken part in a spiritual or religious retreat? As fall continues its steady progress toward the chill of winter, the word “retreat” comes to mind. Not as an act of “withdrawing from what is difficult, dangerous or disagreeable,” but in the sense of a spiritual retreat. Retreats […]

Fall Season

The Feast That Is Fall

Fall is in the Air Here in New Orleans, as in other areas in the southern hemisphere of the United States, the fall season kicks off a veritable feast of festivals that praise and celebrate our acclaimed food, arts and musical culture. Our sultry summer weather slowly gives up its […]