The Year In Review “Go big or go home,” the saying goes so it has taken me a few weeks to come up with this list. Apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks now. Spent the time experiencing and fully living through 17 of the lessons this year taught me. That number, 17, was not my original idea. Last year October, I shared nine things that were taught to me by that point in the year. My first thought was to review that list and update as necessary.
The Threes In Religion Whether you label them good or bad, things are said to happen in threes. Over the course of my life, even to date, this adage has proven to be correct. Maybe that is merely me waiting for the next shoe to drop each time something momentous occurs? If you are a Christian, the power of the Trinity will be familiar to you. According to Wikipedia, “many world religions contain triple deities or concepts trinity.” Along with Christianity, this includes: the Hindu Trimurti the Hindu Tridevi the Three Jewels of Buddhism the Three Pure
Clearing Space Moving house has always been pleasurable to me. Some might think it is crazy-making but for me, it is not. It has been a couple of years now that I have not moved house. However, the thought of decorating a new space, despite the reason for having to move in the first place, thrills me. “I hear there are people who actually enjoy moving. Sounds like a disease to me – they must be unstable. Though it does have its poetry, I’ll allow that. When an old dwelling
It’s More Than Social Each of us has our personal reasons for choosing to be on Facebook or not. If you have used the platform as long as I have then those reasons might have evolved over the years. Initially, it was sheer curiosity about all things Internet that led me to join Facebook. With time and continued usage, the novelty just never wore off for me. Reconnecting with and even meeting family members who I have not heard a peep from in over 30 years was another reason. In the last few years,
Mahalia, My Kitten When this was first published, my granddaughter, Mahalia was almost 14-months old. On July 1, 2014, she made a premature entrance and turned all our worlds around. No one would have convinced me that the day would come when I would be so in love with a grandchild. However, my Kitten, as I have called her since first seeing that ultrasound snapshot of her, has stolen, wrapped up and secured my heart. Due to her young age, genius as she might seem, I am sure Kitten will
What More Do We Need? First written towards the end of 2015, this is a deeply reflective conversation. Although we are only at the mid-year point, there is so much to consider. With all the happenings in the news and around the world, the quiet question about enough comes sauntering through my mind. “What do you wish there was more of in the world?” Obviously, this is not a new question for me and something tells me neither is it for you. Three years ago, my readers and I participated in a
Stop Being The Victim! Scams – most of us have been scammed. You might prefer swindled, cheated or betrayed. It has happened to the majority of us at one point or another in our lives. These episodes usually involve a close friend, relative, a lover, a neighbourhood con artist or even a fraudulent pastor. Yes, you read correctly – pastor, minister of religion. Scammers. That is a word that my writing assistant does not recognise. So the red squiggly line appears beneath, screaming “warning, incorrect spelling or no such word
Do We Live In A Cave? Two years ago, wanting to refresh my memory about Plato’s “The Allegory of The Cave,” I re-read some scholarly articles on the work. One that I came across was actually a professorial assignment. Students were asked to write an essay responding to the question whether the work remains relevant today. The professor wrote: “In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, he describes a world where prisoners live chained in a cave. The puppeteers cast shadows on the wall and these shadows construct reality for the