Every culture has its road maps, its pillars of wisdom teachings, its tenets and roadmaps for life. I recently came across the following ten Native American tribal teachings. Profound, simple, powerful they stand the test of time. 10 Ancestral Teachings The Earth is our Mother, care for her. She enfolds us in her blanket … More Food for thought
By the by, it is best I issue a warning right up front. What I am about to tell you will be confronting for some people. Mine is the sort of story that some would say is best left untold. Not to be brought into the light of day at all. However, I do not … More The Black Dog
These guys really live their music to the max ! Raili Tanska Steps for Peace “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” – Leonard Bernstein
Tonight we had a family dinner with our youngest son, Christopher, for his birthday. He is 24. In celebration of the journey we have had together as a family since he joined us 22 years ago, I thought I’d indulge and revisit this story. Let me take you on a trip to the Philippines… We … More He’s 24
Have a peaceful day 🙂 Raili Tanska Steps for Peace Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent revolt of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It … More Sunday Serenity
A friend emailed me these pictures. Thanks Pam! Forget something mate? I wonder what these are…. Now that’s unique…. And now for a blast from the past ….. Wow – a whole new slant on smoking! And you thought Coke was bad for you! Huh? All this time … More Saturday Smiles
I’ve had a toy making week this week. Here they are. The bird started out as a sparrow. Now it looks like a minion chicken! This echidna has a tail. Usually they don’t but I rather fancied a curly one. This handsome fellow is a rather unusual looking sheep. He has a docked tail and … More We need names!
Hello, my name is Tess. I thought I’d give you a peek into my life. I live in Adelaide, South Australia. There’s just the three of us in the house now since the kids moved out – me, Mum and Dad. Beds are important to me. I have a bed for every purpose. My day … More Echoes of Four Feet
Today I wandered into a fruit and vegetable shop I very seldom visit. What I found there was amazing. There it was – The Mother of All Tomatoes – the biggest I have ever seen in my life! And not just the biggest – it was ridged and heart shaped. As were all its smaller … More One Mother of a TOMATO!
Over the years I have heard the term medicine wheel crop up over and over again. I know of course, that its origins are from the North American Indians. And that it is deeply meaningful to them. Other than that, I know very little else. I decided it was time to fill that knowledge gap. … More The Medicine Wheel