Predictions (not Prophecies) for 2021! — TheWeeFlea.com (Reblog)

This weeks Christian Today column    The ‘prophets’ who gave us a ‘word from the Lord’ that Donald Trump was certainly going to be re-elected should be thankful that we no longer live in the theocratic State of Israel and that they are not subject to the command of being put to death for false […]

Predictions (not Prophecies) for 2021! — TheWeeFlea.com

2020: A Year in Books — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary (Reblog)

It has been a hell of a year, 2020! Nationally we have seen pandemics and lockdowns, panic buying and food shortages – not to mention Brexit – and we have grappled with tiers, bubbles and Zoom chic. On top of that, personally, I have said farewell to my grandmother and my stepson (barely) survived a […]

2020: A Year in Books — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

The January Diet — Heather Sherwood Fitness (Reblog)

January is when traditionally people go on ‘a diet’. The word ‘Diet’ conjures up images of restriction, lettuce leaves, starving, no chocolate, cakes or sweets, cutting out carbs, cutting out fat … the list goes on. What ‘Diet’ actually means is the sum of food consumed by a person – what we actually put in […]

The January Diet — Heather Sherwood Fitness

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary (Reblog)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: December 1: Books I Want to Read […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

Astrology of Today – Monday, January 4, 2021 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Virgo. A void Moon period begins at 4:33 PM today, and runs until tomorrow at 12:41 AM. The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase. The Full Moon in Cancer occurred on December 29th, and the Last Quarter Moon will happen on January 6th. Retrogrades: Current retrogrades:…

Astrology of Today – Monday, January 4, 2021 — Astrology Cafe

2021 Bookish Resolutions — Never Not Reading (Reblog)

I am not typically the kind to set New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I don’t know the last time I did. My philosophy is, if I see something that needs to change I should just do it, not wait for some arbitrary date. But, as it happens, this December I’ve noticed several things about my […]

2021 Bookish Resolutions — Never Not Reading

A strata gem for the new year — UpState & Away – – – – Waterlooseneca.com (Reblog)

Good morning! When the autumn leaves had all fallen, I began leafing through old photos. And…here’s a random closeup. Not a thing of beauty, but just kinda interesting.  Can you guess what it is? (I show the answer in just a minute.) This fall, turning over a garden bed (but not a new […]

A strata gem for the new year — UpState & Away – – – – Waterlooseneca.com

‘Cold Dawn’ — Haibun (for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com

That was the year
that was —
I present it to the flames
of purification,
scrying the images
for sign and portent
of brave futures unknown.
Outside, nature’s nudity
tears at my soul,
this cold dawn of realisation,
the privation of my heart, lost
somewhere between the sky,
that vast horizon
where a glacial sun greets,
sole testament to the day.

Last year’s summation
I’m sifting wheat from the chaff
Using discernment

Copyright Francis 2021

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Saint of the Day – 1 January – Saint Odilo of Cluny OSB (962-1049) the “Archangel of the Monks” — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 1 January – Saint Odilo of Cluny OSB (962-1049) Priest, Monk, 5th Abbot of Cluny, Reformer, known as the “Archangel of the Monks,” Apostle of the poor and needy, Marian devotee and promoter of prayer for the Souls in Purgatory. St Odilo was the fifth Benedictine Abbot of Cluny, holding […]

Saint of the Day – 1 January – Saint Odilo of Cluny OSB (962-1049) the “Archangel of the Monks” — AnaStpaul

MENU: NANA’S NEW YEARS DAY LUNCH — The Weathered Grey Table (Reblog)

“AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, I’LL NEVER BE HUNGRY AGAIN.” Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind Nana would come north every year before Thanksgiving and stay until after the New Year celebration.  Like every Southerner, superstitious or not, she knew that certain foods are required for an auspicious start to the year. The ham she […]

MENU: NANA’S NEW YEARS DAY LUNCH — The Weathered Grey Table