Monthly Archives: December 2015

Appreciate

In one of his short audio-books, the late New Age author Stuart Wilde advised his listeners to get dressed up in their best suit of clothing and don their best pair of shoes and go for a walk in the … Continue reading

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Alice Parker’s Wonderful Invention

It’s relatively easy to find biographical information about Dave Lennox and details about his contributions to home heating systems.  Likewise, we can investigate the life and genius of Willis Carrier as well as his work with air conditioning. What is … Continue reading

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Tie Month Again

Oh no, Christmas is Friday and you haven’t found a gift for that special man in your life.  The traditional, last minute, impulse holiday present for dads, uncles, brothers, or spouses is the necktie.  Few gifts are as liable to … Continue reading

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December Solstice This Year

The second solstice of 2015 will occur exactly tomorrow and tonight. You read that correctly.  Our biannual Solstices are precise events that can be measured and predicted by astronomers and anyone who understands the planetary dynamics and statistics of our … Continue reading

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Spiritual Literacy

There are times when I just have to walk away from all the information describing the physical and mental damage being inflicted during today’s clash of the titan religions.  The struggle for superiority and dominance is resulting in much militarism … Continue reading

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The 1915 White House Cookbook

I just now realized the irony of skimming the pages of a large cookbook that contains recipes for elegant state dinners while eating my morning meal of a microwaved frozen breakfast burrito.  Our distant ancestors could never have imagined the variety … Continue reading

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Humble Holiday Prep …Floral Friday

2015 has been an emotionally trying year for yours truly so I’m keeping the final month low key.  The money I would normally spend on decorations will be directed towards charity and other priorities.  I don’t mention this to point … Continue reading

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