Look at Everything

Look at Everything

When life presented challenges to Frances Nolan, the main character in a "Tree Grows in Brooklyn", she would often recall what her granma Mary Rommely would say: To look at everything as if you were seeing it for the first, and last time.  Thus is your time on earth filled with glory. "A Tree Grows [...]

Not a Primrose

Not a Primrose

Not a primrose to be found, at Hockanum Mills. The daisies, all were dead. The north wind blew, so fierce, and hard,  with feelings, I could not express..

Dear January

Dear January

Why do you fly by so fast? I'm still inventing my resolutions, as each bad habit I practice tells me that if I procrastinate today, I will do so, as well, tomorrow, and the year will be gone. Grand month, of January, I follow your spirit as you bridge the astrological signs of Capricorn and [...]

Wolf-Month

Wolf-Month

The first month of the year, called Wolf-Month, by the Anglo-Saxons, doesn't bow out quietly. Snow, rain, ice, and subzero temperatures arrive to New England. The Wolf-Moon donned yesterday's evening sky, and cast long, dark shadows across the white crusty snow, once the clouds blew away. Many viewed a lunar eclipse, across the land. Weeks [...]

January

January

Month of Janus, according to the Romans, opener of the new year, and guardian of the gates of heaven. Janus, an early deity had two faces, one that looked ahead to the future, and the other to the past. He built the temple of Janiculum, on the Janiculus, a hill on the other side of [...]

St. Hilary’s Day

St. Hilary’s Day

According to "The New Book of Days", by Eleanor Farjeon, January 14th marked the Great Frost, or the coldest day of the year. Travel back to England in 1205. An old chronicle says, 'a great frost held til the two and twentieth day of March so that the ground could not be tilled.' Well, I [...]