Since December is the month of excess, it only seemed appropriate to kick off 2017 with a counter challenge of self-denial. Not long ago I completed a research paper on the suffragette movement in Britain, circa 1911 to 1913. Self-denial was a well used strategy for women to gain public attention in their pursuit of the right to vote. … More January: The Month of Self-Denial
Yes, the question mark at the end of the title is on purpose. With 2016 being a bit of sink hole in the time/space continuum I, like many, am curious as to what 2017 has in store. A quick Google search for ‘2017’ will likely litter your screen with droppings of positivity and hope for a “turn … More Happy New Year?
Dora has always been a phenomenal sleeper. Whenever the “sleepies” come she channels her inner cat and finds a place where she can fit, sit and settle herself down for a long winter’s nap – even if it’s the middle of summer. Time stops when Dora desires a snooze – and that includes anything of importance … More Life, Dora Style: Paws in the Air
I managed to get more reading done in November than I had the previous few months. This could be due to the cooler weather and ample couch/puppy snuggle time OR simply because I’m procrastinating at life – either way, here’s last month’s list! Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden I’m a closet lover of … More November 2016 Book Shelf
‘Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.’ ~ William Shakespeare I haven’t really been into Christmas for the last few years. The over commercialization of material goods and ever growing ‘I want’ lists have really tainted the holidays for me. Last year I begrudgingly sent Christmas cards … More 24 Days of Merriment!
There’s a well-known conversation starter that goes: If you could share a meal with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why? For years my response was, Diana, Princess of Wales for I always believed that it would be an awe-inspiring opportunity to simply be in her presence. It would also grant me … More Breakfast with a Tudor
A couple of summers ago I had my first ever session with a spiritual counselor. Yes, while arguably a fancy label for a psychic, she did provide me with some information that has given me cause to think. Of particular curiosity is that I am only destined to have five close friends. At the time … More Book Mates