Archive for March, 2015
No, I haven’t finally lost it! I’m currently working on a master bedroom suite and in changing the layout of the rooms we’ve had time to look at ways of improving the space for both people using it. We started with a conventional loft space – ensuite bathroom at the rear and the bedroom the full depth of the house – with the sloping ceiling creating an area of wasted space. The clients had spoken to a fitted wardrobe company and were disappointed with the amount of space that putting cupboards into the sloping ceiling actually gave them. I went out on a limb and suggested that we investigate the plumbing and structural support to the loft to see if we could move the bathroom to the space under the eaves – after all you don’t need full head height when you’re in the bath do you? Interestingly the clients…
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A cancer patient has died after a final farewell to her favourite horse outside the hospital where she was treated.
Staff at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan granted Sheila Marsh’s last wish, by arranging a visit from two of her horses on Monday afternoon.
The hospital said the 77-year-old, unable to speak properly due to illness, “gently called” her favourite horse, who then nuzzled her cheek.
Mrs Marsh, who used to work at Haydock Park Racecourse, died early on Tuesday.
The grandmother from Wigan had six horses, three dogs, three cats and other animals.
But after a farewell visit from one of her dogs last weekend, she told hospital staff of her wish to see her favourite horse Bronwen, who she had looked after for the previous 25 years.
They arranged for…
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There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio.
What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same. Only love.
Love is elusive prey,
Love curves and flows
Down lonely love’s path,
Can I find love?
Love’s flower-shaped bell rings:
Love calls to hearts,
Stony in love’s graveyard,
Can love find me?
Love weighs like stone,
Yet, somehow, love floats.
Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
Note: Perhaps you read and enjoyed my poem. Perhaps you thought, that’s not how I would write about love. Perhaps…
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I have been thinking a lot about the unwise choices that I made in my past, and the missed opportunities that they resulted in. I’m sure you have some too.
We all do.
The blessing is that a our Divine Creator blesses us with an alternative path or situation that can be just as wonderful.
If we so choose, that is.
What do I mean by that?
Well, for example, I often see people make the choice not to love, or open their heart because of fear. I’m sure you know people like that.
You may be in love with someone like that. Or lost a relationship because of this.
Or this may be you.
Fear of another failed relationship, fear of being hurt, fear of being vulnerable.
There are many reasons. But it’s always about fear.
Copyright Eileen Anglin
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According to the basic concepts of ancient African metaphysics or spiritual science, deep within MAN is the essence of the CREATOR. This is MAN’S true identity. Thus MAN’S self is divine (divinity), eternal and infinite. MAN’S true identity can never die. When an individual identifies with the divine essence, the self, as opposed to his person (the part of man that dies). Then Man is on the road to success in all areas of life.
Some call the divine self the SOUL. Since it is the same as – and derived from – the CREATOR, is this the reason why the Ijo refer to this SOUL OR SELF as ‘TEME’ while at the same time using this word TEME to also mean CREATE, and the SUPREME BEING CREATOR as TEMEOWEI, TEMEARA (TAMARA), TEMUNO?
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Living on the Blue Ridge of the Southern Appalachian Mountains is a blessing. Multiply that by the abundance of medicinal herbs that also live here, and what you have is a rich haven for herbalists. Having survived the advance and retreat of glaciers during the last ice age, the Appalachians, which are some of the oldest mountains in the world, became a botanical treasure. It is here that I am blessed to study, gather and prepare herbs, and practice herbal medicine.
I have been coming to these Smoky Mountains of North Carolina for as long as I can remember, and living here full time for the last sixteen years. Like me, lots of folks are finding their way to the mountains in search of a saner, healthier lifestyle, and communities in which to raise families and grow old. Unfortunately, more people also means more…
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