It’s been a productive couple of weeks in the kitchen and the craft room. I’ve been doing lots of baking. Ostensibly in preparation for Christmas. In reality not much is left …not even photographs. Not a major issue at this early stage. You may have noticed that I am partial to the odd minion or … More Echoes of Making Stuff
Now that I’ve started intentorying (does such a word exist?) our stuff, I find myself immersed in all sorts of highways and byways of the net. I’m doing background research. I have a couple of items that I think are genuine Depression Glass. This green set – cup, goblet and tray belonged to a … More Depression Glass
Take a moment to immerse yourself in this Benedictus Raili Tanska Steps for Peace May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace. Irish blessing.
I’ve been tripping around our home today revisiting history. It occurred to me that we have a lot of stories accumulated in objects around that house that are stored only in our hearts and minds. They are tales worth recording. For times to come when we can no longer share an oral history. So … More Memory Lane
A Meditation for Calm in the Midst of Devastation You might like to have this music playing in the background Find a quiet place. A sacred space where you feel calm and peaceful. A place where you will not be disturbed. Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Spine straight, arms and legs uncrossed. Take … More Sunday Serenity
While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant, and resumed their trip. When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn’t miss them until they had been driving for about forty minutes. By then, … More Saturday Smiles
Did you know it’s World Smile Day? I didn’t. I just found out about it at Dr Andrea’s. Smile and light up the world ! © Raili Tanska Steps for Peace
I just knew there was a good reason why I like bananas. Actually, there’s lots of scientifically evidenced good reasons. Research has shown that bananas ß improve digestion ß are a great low calorie snack food at approx 110 calories for an average size ß are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium and many of the B … More Ba-ba-ba- bananas
I came across this Cherokee legend about wolves just recently. It seems so apt for the current climate. Steps for Peace An old man told his grandson “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is … More Which wolf do you feed?
At this time of deep grief and sorrow following the horror of mass slaughter I offer you this Raili Tanska