Sunday Serenity

Raili Tanska Steps for Peace “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” —John Muir, Our National Parks Advertisements

Saturday Smiles

An inventor of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the pearly gates, St. Peter told Arthur, “Since you’ve been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is, you can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven.” Arthur thought about this for a minute … More Saturday Smiles

Food for thought

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

The Black Dog

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

He’s 24

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

Sunday Serenity

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

Saturday Smiles

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

We need names!

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!