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A Day at Seaworld San Antonio

July 23, 2017

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I’ve taken the time to head out to Texas once again, visiting family and friends in the Austin-Round Rock area.  While we’re out here we decided to take the kids to San Antonio to spend the day at Seaworld. I’ve never been to Seaworld before and I tend to be reluctant about attending zoos, circuses […]

The Medicine Wheel

July 4, 2017

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The Medicine Wheel symbol is a central spiritual and philosophical device used by many Native American communities. It consists of an equal-armed cross placed inside a circle. This is also a universal symbol that can be found throughout the nations of the world from the ancient days to today. It has been called by many […]

Finnegan’s Wake, a Glance at Irish Mysticism through Lyrical Satire

July 1, 2017

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Finnegan’s Wake is amongst my favorite traditional Irish songs and it has been a staple of the Irish balladeer’s repertoire since the middle of the 19th century. Over the past several decades it has been covered by great and legendary Irish bands like The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, The Dubliners, the Pogues, and most […]

Mento Music: Reggae’s Granddaddy

June 26, 2017

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Mento music is a little known style of folk music and dance native to the island of Jamaica that saw its commercial peak in the 1950s. Sometimes called Jamaican Calypso, it is closely related to that Trinidadian musical form. (Read More)

Midsummer

June 21, 2017

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Midsummer is a traditional holiday celebrated throughout many of the world’s cultures, with ancient origins.  It is the celebration of the summer solstice, a important astronomical date on the annual cycle.  It is celebrated on or near the 21st of June. In many Celtic communities it is commonly celebrated on June 24th. (Read More)

These Woods

April 17, 2017

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These woods are like home to me. Whenever I return it is as if I have come back to my spiritual center. This is where it truly began for me. I was a misguided youth full of angst and hostility, disillusioned by the world, and spiritually injured. But these woods are a place of healing […]

Tyla J. Pallas, One Creative Dog

February 1, 2017

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Few artists have had as much of an influence on me as Tyla J. Pallas.  It wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to say that I learned to sing by listening to this man. I first discovered Tyla when I saw an ad for his band the Dog’s D’Amour and their album release In […]