What does being a Druid look like on a random Monday morning?
Every year for the past five years or so, in the final weeks of December, I've chosen a word for the following year. My "word of the year" (you've probably seen the concept in a dozen places by now) encompasses a trait or a goal or something else that I hope will serve as a … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 17, 2018
Welcome to my "virtual front porch," y'all.
Looking into the future amidst the chilling November winds...
[This is an import from an old blog. Originally posted 01.06.11.] (Note: I am not suggesting that any particular religion or spiritual path is inferior to any other. It is my conviction that everyone should at some point question what they believe.) Why should you question your religion? Not every point here may apply to … Continue reading Why You Should Question Your Religion
Should you marry someone of a different faith? That depends on the faith and on who you ask...
I used to think that being isolated from the world at large would be terrible. I have come to that turning point when I most often crave less interaction, fewer headlines (and less blood boiling all around), not more. I kinda had that pegged for age 65ish, not 33. Huh. And yet...responding less, speaking out … Continue reading Advancing on the Tide (from the FB files)
Do you step around a beetle crawling across your path, or do you keep going? (Sorry, bug, sucks to be you. Shouldn't have been in my way.) It will probably surprise few that I stepped around one this morning (and almost tripped over my own two feet in the process, because I'm super-coordinated before 7am … Continue reading Beetle Jesus
Another hiatus happened (oops). I've been sorting through some of those pesky life questions and am still uncertain as to where this blog is going. (That's OK for now.) Years ago, someone hit me squarely between the eyes with a few simple words -- words that were echoed not long ago by someone else, who … Continue reading Use Your Magic
I live in a fairly arid area that does terrible things to my hair and skin (I clearly was not meant to live here, heh). My hair is frizzy anyway, but this environment makes it worse, so I've learned to put both a thick leave-in conditioner and a certain amount of oil in it after … Continue reading How’s Your Straw?