Muse of the Day

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat. Elizabeth Bown The House in Paris


Strange Wednesdays: Omens, Moths, and Seasonal Changes

Last weekend while out running I came across a creepy crawler that stopped me in my tracks. A three inch long, reddish caterpillar with pink spots and short white spines, it was like nothing I had seen before. After several google image searches, I was able to determine that it was a Luna moth caterpillar.... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.  Buddha

Muse of the Day

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.  Joan of Arc

Muse of the Day

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Strange Places: St. John

When I visited St. John a few years ago, I made plans to take a guided group hike through a nature preserve that would end with a swim at a small beach. I was expecting to see local flowers, birds, and if I was lucky, a wild tarantula.  When our group rounded the final curve... Continue Reading →

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