Monthly Archives: November 2010

Song of the West Wind: Oh Human, Know Thyself!

Introspection is the art of looking inward at the Self. Hear then, the Song of the West Wind: Oh Human, Know Thyself! Were you  taught as a youngster to look at yourself and examine your behavior, your strengths and your weaknesses, talents and flaws? … Continue reading

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Spartan Gruel–Nom, nom, nom

“Spartan Gruel”–How does that sound for the name of a new breakfast cereal?  HAHAHA.  Not too good, I suppose, unless you are a fanatic fan of the  film, 300, and you want abs like Gerard Butler…or a boyfriend. � But … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Big Advent-ure

This is the Sunday that Christians celebrate as the first Sunday in Advent, the coming of the Christ into the stream of human life. Christmas carols are now acceptable on the radio and in the Richie household.  We all enjoy … Continue reading

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Little House-Big Dream

Could you or would you ever choose to live a little house that is a 15 X 15 foot square?  This is not the classic American Dream by any stretch of the imagination.  The big McMansion is our cup of … Continue reading

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Union with Nature–Home Sweet Home

I’m back home in West Virginia today. From 1979 to 1985, I lived in a root cellar of stone built into the side of a hill in a shady, narrow hollow in the Mountain State. No electricity or running water for six … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayer

BRRRR! Snow blankets the ground here in the central Susquehanna Valley today. Must mean Winter is sneaking up on us. I wonder if the bears in the local mountains have tucked themselves in for the winter yet??  The wheel of the … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain with a Song in the Heart

Lyric of the Day–Singin’ in the rain, I’m singin’ in the rain, what a glorious feeling, I’m happy again….etc. etc. etc. “Singin’ in the Rain” is one of those fine, classic songs that takes an ordinary city street and turns … Continue reading

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Correction–The Source of Life

Nuwati is “the Power that resides in the All, the complete Authority in Nature…the Source of All Life; Medicine.”  In a previous blog, I quoted Grandmother Parisha from memory and a few hours later I came upon the actual quote … Continue reading

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Hallelujah! The Source is with us. Are you Experienced?

What is the Source of All Things?  What is, in a word, Nuwati? Just think, if I could use enough blazing words to answer that question– words that would smash into your soul with LOVE and turbocharge your spirit with … Continue reading

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The Holy or the Broken Hallelujah?

Know this lyric? “There’s a blaze of light in every word, it doesn’t matter which you heard, the holy or the broken Hallelujah.”  Yes, it’s from the awesome song, “Hallelujah,” by Leonard Cohen.  And it speaks a truth that’s relevant … Continue reading

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