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My Guide to Happiness

My guide to happiness: – Find a hobby that makes you smile. This will nourish your soul through difficult times. – Explore the world, whether via books, travel, or whatever. Learn about other people and try to understand their world.

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Posted in Writing

Blog of the Month | Order of Bards and Druids

Each month we feature a post from a blog of interest to Druids. For October, it is this recent post from Dana’s blog, The Druid’s Garden. Permaculture Principles For The Inner Landscape (Mind, Spirit, And Heart) Source: Blog of the Month

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Quote of the day — welcome to my little piece of quiet

A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. -Alexander Smith Image credit: “Scotland” by Moyan Brenn is licensed under CC by 2.0 via Quote of the day — welcome to

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Posted in Photography, Travel

The Hardest Part of Travelling that No One Talks About

This is so true. Especially when you work with people who don’t travel, or have never traveled. They just don’t understand.     This piece was not written by myself but I couldn’t have said it better. The words epitomize a

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The Key to Happiness

I heard an interesting story this morning on the radio. A long-term study was done over fifteen years to ask people for the key to their happiness. The results? Three things. And I cannot argue with their results. In fact,

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Posted in Writing

Please. Stop the hate and the killing.

I don’t normally go political on my blog. I like the happy world of travel, magic, writing and art. But sometimes one must speak out against the hatred. We live in a scary world. Most of us want to hide

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Why I believe in Fairies

I am an accountant. I believe in what I see, what I can touch, feel, experience. So why do I believe in fairies? Why does my cold, hard, left-brain sensibility still believe in beings beyond our ken? Why do I

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel, Writing

From High Places

Some people have a fear of high places, or open skies.   I don’t.   I love climbing the mountain and looking out to what the earth holds for me. Vistas over the ocean, sunlight dancing on the waves far

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Posted in Art, Photography, Travel

Winter has come!

Winter has come, and it is indeed glorious!   Glorious? But we are all snowed in! There’s ice on the streets, and it’s so cold out!   Yes, that may be true. And I truly sympathize with those that must

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Posted in Art, Writing

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet who still lives in the hearts of millions. He was one reason Irish literature became a driving force of the 20th century, and was a Nobel prize winner in Literature.   The words

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A Blessing for the New Year

  John O’Donohue was an Irishman. He was a poet, priest and author. His book, Anam Cara (Soul Friend), was one that I will remember all my life. He was a leading figure in Celtic Spirituality. He grew up in

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Celebrate your wrinkles!

  I am 46. I have never lied about my age (well, since I was 21, anyhow!)   I am proud of my age.  I have some silver hairs, and I am proud of those as well. I’ve earned them,

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Posted in Travel, Writing

Love vs. Hate

Hate is in the air.   You used to hear the phrase ‘love is in the air,’ but I’m afraid that’s no longer the norm. In today’s society, hate is a buzzword, a default, something people use all the time.

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Posted in Travel, Writing

The World is a Book…

********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Legacy of Hunger – Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland – Mythical, Magical,

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The Greatness of a Nation

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated – Mahatma Gandhi Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

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I am a Dreamer

Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland – Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden

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Archetypes and Why They Speak to our Souls

We have all, at some point in our lives, come across some symbol, some behavior, some prototype that sang to our very being as just being RIGHT. Perhaps it was something that personified a concept, someone that lived up to

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