Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 89

March 31st
Happy Birthday
to my Son

March 31st - Festival of Luna - The Roman goddess of the moon

César Chávez born (1927)

Event Date: March 31, 1927
In Memory of Cesar Chavez

Born March 31, 1927 died April 22, 1993

By Loretta Martinez Williams

I was wet with the morning dew,

I was wet with poison too.

DDT had fallen from the sky,

I was so small, I didn’t ask why.

We lived on their land,

And worked with our hands.

We existed from their store,

Worked ‘til we weren’t needed anymore.

We then went on unto our next stop,

So tired at night into our shack we’d drop.

With a hoe and a shovel,

We had yet to overcome our trouble.

It wasn’t easy living a life like this,

And it’s the loss of our life that we are amiss.

You sacrificed yourself,

In order to seek help,

Trying to change the old way of life,

Helping us to overcome our strife.

Non violently struggling for our rights,

Answering the call and our guiding light.

Steadfast and bringing attention to our plight.

You would become the victor of our rights,

And yet you weren’t with us for very long,

But in your time you helped us to become strong.

¡La Huelga, si se mueve!

¡Si se puede! ¡Si se puede!

These words we remember when we think of you,

Our loyalty and trust eternally true.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 88

Eric Clapton born (1945)

Event Date: March 30, 1945

Event Type: Birthday

March 30th - The Festival of Salus - the Roman goddess of public safety and welfare.


by Micha F. Lindemans

Salus ("salvation") is the personified Roman goddess of health and prosperity, both of the individual and the state. As Salus Publica Populi Romani ("goddess of the public welfare of the Roman people") she had a temple on the Quirinal, inaugurated in 302 BCE (Livius X, 1, 9). Later she became more a protector of personal health. Around 180 BCE sacrificial rites in honor of Apollo, Aesculapius, and Salus took place there (Livius XL, 19). Her attribute was a snake or a bowl and her festival was celebrated on March 30. Salus is identified with the Greek Hygieia.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 87

Eugene McCarthy born (1916)

Event Date: March 29, 1916

Event Type: Birthday

I would have voted for McCarthy in a heartbeat if I had been a few years older.

March 29

Babylon would have held their grand and great festival for their Goddess Ishtar today. While biblical writers claim their God destroyed this great city because of it’s sin, I find them truly remarkable, colorful, interesting, and no less wonderful than every other Ancient civilization.

Ishtar seems to be a Goddess many a woman can relate to especially since her life was never dull. However, Ishtar represents a freedom of sexuality that many of our sisters should take notice too. She seemed to be one who knew exactly what she wanted, perusing lovers, catching them, and then tossing them away without a blink of an eye. (Go Ishtar!) Now i am not saying women should chew men up and spit them out, but they should be able to go where their hearts lead them….

Our society today would have had a heart attack I’m sure if any of its woman were to go through men the way Ishtar did. For those women who do…we salute you! Fly through those Lovers (safely) until you find the one you want! No shame in that!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 86

Steven Tyler born (1948)

Event Date: March 28, 1948

Event Type: Birthday


Event Date: March 28, 1965

Event Type: Protest

Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Station radiation released in accident. (1979)

Event Date: March 28, 1979

When will we ever learn?
These plants and their waste will never be safe!!
Shut them all down NOW!!

Personal Cleansing for Inner Peace

Color of the day: Lavender
Incense of the day: Narcissus

All you need for this ritual is sea salt, a bundle of dried white sage, and a white quartz pendant. Begin by performing forty minutes of fairly rigorous cardio exercise. Throughout your workout, silently repeat the phrase:

It is safe to still my thoughts and relax my mind.

If your mind wanders, just gently return to the phrase. Then, relax deeply as you take a forty-minute sea salt bath that’s as hot as you can comfortably stand. (Be sure to drink plenty of water during the workout and the bath.) Get out, dry off, light the sage bundle so that it’s smoking like incense, and move the bundle around your body to purify your energy with the smoke. Extinguish the sage. Hold the quartz in your right hand and say:

My energy is clean and clear and I am peaceful through and through.
Hang the pendant around your neck. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 86

Tansy Spell


Color of the day: Yellow

Incense of the day: Juniper

Although tansy can be toxic when used either internally or topically, the nature of the plant itself can be used to protect your home from parasites and illness. I’d suggest you first read about the plant before focusing on how you wish to use it. When you are ready, either buy a plant from a reputable nursery, or take a cutting from an established plant that was grown by someone you trust. Choose a spot near your front door, and prepare the soil for your plant. Dig the hole during the Dark Moon, and leave it alone for three days. On the fourth day, plant the tansy, and water the area thoroughly. As you plant, say this chant:

Tansy fair, so green and bright,

Keep my doorstep in your sight.

Guard and ward from pests and ills,

And enhance my healing skills.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 85

March 26th - Last Quarter - Between the full moon and the dark moon is the period of Waning moon. Used for banishing and rejecting those things that influence us in a negative way. Negative emotions, diseases, ailments, and bad habits can all be let go and special spells for clearing can be performed at this time.

March 26th - Khordad Sal (Fasli) (Zoroastrian ) - The birthday of Zoroaster, celebrated on this date in the Fasli calendar. Also known as the Greater Noruz

c.630 - c.550 BC

Persian Prophet

Zoroaster, also called Zarathustra, was an ancient Persian prophet who founded the first world religion - Zoroastrianism.

According to the 'Zend Avesta', the sacred book of Zoroastrianism, he was born in Azerbaijan, in northern Persia, probably in the seventh century BC, although some scholars put the time-frame for Zoroaster much earlier.

He is said to have received a vision from Ahura Mazda, the Wise Lord, who appointed him to preach the truth. Zoroaster began preaching his message of cosmic strife between Ahura Mazda, the God of Light, and Ahriman, the principle of evil. According to the prophet, man had been given the power to choose between good and evil. The end of the world would come when the forces of light would triumph and the saved souls rejoice in its victory.

This dualism was part of an evolution towards monotheism in the Middle East. Zoroaster's teaching became the guiding light of Persian civilization.

After Alexander the Great conquered Persia Zoroastrianism began to die out in Persia, but it survived in India where it became the basis of the Parsi religion.

Be-In at Central Park in NY. 10,000 attend (1967)

Event Date: March 26, 1967

Event Type: Festival

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 84

March 25th - Annunciation (Christian ) - Marks the angel Gabriel's message to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the incarnation of Christ. It also celebrates the incarnation itself as the date falls 9 months before Christmas.


Gloria Steinem born (1934)

                                                            Event Date: March 25, 1934

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

Aretha Franklin born (1942)

Event Date: March 25, 1942

I still love that hat!

I'm about to give you all of my money

And all I'm askin' in return, honey

Is to give me my profits

When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)

Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)

When you get home (just a little bit)

Yeah (just a little bit)


Find out what it means to me


Take care, TCB

Civil rights worker shot and killed by KKK in Alabama (1965)

Event Date: March 25, 1965

This happened the year I entered high school. I could not believe this kind of thing was going on in our country.

Anti-Vietnam war protests in US and around the world (1966)

Event Date: March 25, 1966

Where are these people today who stopped a war? We sure could use them to stop the 2 ongoing wars we are involved in now. And now a third one that I totally do not understand why we are involved in. I am a total peace freak!! Wave your freak flag high!! Get out onto the streets and protest!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 83

Color of the day: Green

Incense of the day: Clove

March 24


Color of the day: Green

Incense of the day: Clove

In Scottish folk tradition, March 24 was the beginning of a ritual period known as Seed-Time. This was the busiest time of spring, as planting had to be underway by this time. Having ground that was moist at this time was considered a good-weather omen. There was much ritual associated with plowing and sowing seed, and the community elders preserved ancient advice and lore associated with planting seeds. Recite this folk charm for sowing seeds while symbolically planting seeds or grains for new beginnings in your life:

Let the first Tuesday in March pass by

And the second Tuesday, if need be,

But if the weather is good or bad,

I sow my seeds in True March

Though I cannot send a pebble

Against the strong north wind.

At this time, Seed-Time

Is the right time to sow!

SDS organizes first Viet War teach-in at Univ. of Michigan (1965)

Event Date: March 24, 1965

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 82

Congress votes to lower voting age to 18 (1971)

Event Date: March 23, 1971

I wonder how many 18 year olds know how really cool that is to be able to participate in the process.
Of course then there are so many teenagers that cannot tell you on a map where New Hampshire is.
Color of the day: White

Incense of the day: Lilac

From Llewellyn Worldwide:
The coming together of the birthday of Minerva, goddess of wisdom, and the rites of the Great Goddess mark the perfect time for love. Today, spend time thinking about the components of love that are most important to you (not who possesses them) and especially engage the challenges with love you have had in the past. Ask yourself what you have learned. With this knowledge pressed into wisdom through time, you have the ability now to create a love spell that shines brightly enough to attract a worthy partner. Before a mirror, breathe cleansing and releasing breaths. Surrender to higher wisdom and release attachment. Become willing to be truly met. From this place, look into the mirror, gazing past your face and into your soul. Speak your truth about love and your desire to be met. When you have finished, use rose oil to seal the spell at your heart.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 81

March 22nd - Hilaria - "Day of Joy" This festival honored Attis, and was primarily a festival for the followers of his cult. Several smaller festivals connected to the Hilaria were held on the preceeding days, such as the Dies Sanguinis ("day of blood") on March 24, and the Day of Mourning on March 23.

Equal Rights Amendment prohibiting sex descrimination passes Senate (March 22, 1972)

National Commission recommends legalization of marijuana (1972)

Event Date: March 22, 1972


(Suggested by Tarsila)

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley (1875)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 80

#80 Life Sucks

From this Angle,

Life sucks.

From every angle,

Life sucks.

You can pay me a million bucks

But my opinion will remain

That life sucks.

Going up and down,

Life sucks.

Going all around,

Life sucks.

Some people have all the luck.

I don't and

Life sucks. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 79

March 20th - NH - High Feast of Oestara - Oestara is also the Spring Equinox, a time of balance when day and night are equal. As with the other Equinox and the Solstices, the date of this festival may move slightly from year to year, but many will choose to celebrate it on 21 March. In keeping with the balance of the Equinox, Oestara is a time when we seek balance within ourselves. It is a time for throwing out the old and taking on the new. We rid ourselves of those things which are no longer necessary - old habits, thoughts and feelings - and take on new ideas and thoughts. This does not mean that you use this festival as a time for berating yourself about your 'bad' points, but rather that you should seek to find a balance through which you can accept yourself for what you are.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 78

March 19th - 23rd - The Mivervalia and Quinquatria, main festivals of Minerva, the Roman goddess of war, wisdom arts and trades.

March 19th - Full Moon - A Storm moon is, according to weather folklore, the moon which occurs in March during shifting weather patterns in the northern hemisphere. It is also called seed moon, moon of winds, crow moon, moon of the snow-blind, and Full Worm Moon. We are also calling it a Supermoon.

19th - Ides of March - The Festival of Anna Perenna, the Roman goddess of the circle of the year. Her festival was celebrated on the full moon of the first month of the Roman year (the Ides of March).

19th - Holi (Hindu ) - The Hindu spring festival, The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit,also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India.

Lots to celebrate!! Drink, sing, dance and be Merry!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 77

March 18th - Start of Alder Celtic Tree Month

by Wendell Berry

I part the out thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees.

Though I am silent
there is singing around me.
Though I am dark
there is vision around me.

Though I am heavy
there is flight around me.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 76 St Patrick's Day

 Happy Birthday to my big brother Steve!
May you have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 75

Song For Ireland

Walking all the day

near tall towers where falcons build their nests

Silver wings they fly,

They know the call for freedom in their breasts,

Saw Black Head against the sky

Where twisted rocks they run down to the sea

Living on your western shore,

Saw summer sun sets, I asked for more,

I stood by your Atlantic Sea,

And i sang a song for Ireland

Drinking all the day,

In old pubs where fiddlers love to play,

Saw one touch the bow,

He played a reel that seamed so grand and gay,

I stood on dingle beach and cast,

In wild foam for Atlantic bass,

Living on your western shore,

Saw summer sunsets, I asked for more,

I stood by your Atlantic Sea,

And sang a song for Ireland

Talking all the day,

With true friends who try to make you stay,

Telling jokes and news,

Singing songs to while the time away,

Watched the galway salmon run,

Like silver dancing, darting in the sun,

living on your western shore,

Saw summer sunsets, I asked for more,

I stood by your Atlantic Sea,

And i sang a song for Ireland

Dreaming in the night,

I saw a land where no-one had to fight,

Waking in your dawn,

I saw you crying in the morning light,

sleeping where the falcons fly,

They twist and turn all in your air-blue sky,

Living on your western shore,

Saw summer sunsets, I asked for more,

I stood by your Atlantic sea,

And I sang a song for Ireland

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 74

March 15th - Bacchanalia - The festival of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine!

Visit a local family owned winery this weekend and Celebrate!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 73

Is fearr bothán biamhar ná caisleán gortach

A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle

Irish Saying

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 72

No Excuse Sunday

To make it possible for everyone to attend church next Sunday, we are going to have a special "No Excuse Sunday".

Cots will be placed in the foyer for those who say, "Sunday is my only day to sleep in."

There will be a special section with lounge chairs who feel that our pews are too hard.

Eye drops will be available for those with tired eyes from watching T.V. late Saturday night.

We will have steel helmets for those who say " The roof would cave in if I ever came to church."

Blankets will be furnished for those who think the church is too cold and fans for those who say it is too hot.

Score cards will be available for those who wish to list the hypocrites present.

Relatives and friends will be in attendance for those who can't go to church and cook dinner, too.

We will distribute "Stamp Out Stewardship" buttons for those who feel that church is always asking for money.

One section will be devoted to trees and grass for those who like to seek God in nature.

Doctors and nurses will be in attendance for those who plan to be sick on Sunday.

The sanctuary will be decorated with both Christmas poinsettias and Easter lilies for those who never have seen the church without them.

We will provide hearing aids for those who can't hear the preacher and cotton for those who say he is to loud.

by Unknown

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day 71

March 12th - First Quarter - Between the new and full moon is a period of the Waxing moon. Used for attraction magik, inner love spells, protection for couples and healing energy for couples.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 70

March 11th - Creation Day - Creation Day within the Christian world is a time of recognition and celebration of the work of God, the Creator.

Over the years, there have been various attempts to identify the exact day of creation, however, we have chosen to celebrate "Creation Day" on the first Sunday of March. Spring is traditionally viewed as the beginning of the growing season and the time of new life. In this time of renewal, we want to celebrate life, its true origin, and remind people of the world community that, "In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth..."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 69

Dock of the Bay

by Patrice Lauren

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Sitting by the water brings melancholy. One side is water, the other land, and I sit in the middle, confused and drawn to each--hearing Otis Redding croon a song of lonliness.

Have you seen the boats,

the sailboats,

moored to the docks,

held back by their ropes and anchors

like gold chains glittering alight of gaudy decoration,

with usage showing more practical purpose?

The waves are beating harsh this day

awash against the concrete steps of the bay,

lapping at my bare feet.

Man-made concrete I ground myself in.

The waves pulsate awry,

wind blowing raw and harsh with words of warning to my presence

against all further intrusion.

The waves become my tears

full of fears

of now,

and tomorrow.

I sit by the dock of the bay,

listening to a song in my head

that won't go away, like the lonely wail

of the southest gale. . .

wailing in my head.

That empty echo of lonliness.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 68 Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

T.S. Eliot

Because I do not hope to turn again

Because I do not hope

Because I do not hope to turn

Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope

I no longer strive to strive towards such things

(Why should the agèd eagle stretch its wings?)

Why should I mourn

The vanished power of the usual reign?

Because I do not hope to know

The infirm glory of the positive hour

Because I do not think

Because I know I shall not know

The one veritable transitory power

Because I cannot drink

There, where trees flower, and springs flow, for there is

nothing again

Because I know that time is always time

And place is always and only place

And what is actual is actual only for one time

And only for one place

I rejoice that things are as they are and

I renounce the blessèd face

And renounce the voice

Because I cannot hope to turn again

Consequently I rejoice, having to construct something

Upon which to rejoice

And pray to God to have mercy upon us

And pray that I may forget

These matters that with myself I too much discuss

Too much explain

Because I do not hope to turn again

Let these words answer

For what is done, not to be done again

May the judgement not be too heavy upon us

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly

But merely vans to beat the air

The air which is now thoroughly small and dry

Smaller and dryer than the will

Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still.

Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death

Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 67 Fat Tuesday

I am officially sick of snow! I enjoyed my 2 minute drive to work this morning. Then it started to snow. Even though it really didn't stick, I am so sick of winter I could scream!
Most of the big stuff has been moved to the apartment. The tv's and computers are hooked up and everything is slowly finding it's own space in the new apartment. The furniture that I really didn't like in our house, I absolutely love in the new apartment. Still quiet and peaceful. I will post pictures when it is all put together.

Very foggy tonight. No lights of the city can be seen. Chris and Angel came by for pizza.

Very happy.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 66

Movers came and moved the big stuff. It was too bad I had to worked and missed being there today. There is still lots to move over to the apartment.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 65

The Elephant Festival is a unique event held annually in Jaipur, the capital of the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Groomed to perfection, glittering in gold, row upon row of elephants catwalk before an enthralled audience. The elephants move gracefully in procession, run races, play the regal game of polo, and finally participate in the spring festival of Holi. It is festival time for the elephants.

My Elephant Thinks I'm Wonderful

My elephant thinks I'm wonderful.

My elephant thinks I'm cool.

My elephant hangs around with me

and follows me into school.

My elephant likes the way I look.

He thinks that I'm fun and smart.

He thinks that I'm kind and generous

and have a terrific heart.

My elephant thinks I'm brave and bold.

He's proud of my strength and guts.

But mostly he likes the way I smell.

My elephant thinks I'm nuts.

--Kenn Nesbitt

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 64

Creatia: Blue Skies- Fire in the Night

Like the fire in the night,

Is an owl in its flight,

Like the ice in a blight,

Is a demon in the night.

In farsight,

Is the fire and the ice,

The owl and the demon,

Fighting in the night.

Far above the others,

A world of sisters and brothers,

Tainted by the beast,

The owl saves the land.

And forever,


The land of lullaby,

Peace shall remain...

...But will it last all eternity,

As said by the prophecy?
From the website: Owl Fantasy

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 63

A World Of Wonder

Asking questions, open minds

Looking in between

Seeking love and various kinds

Of creatures yet unseen

Taking chances, bravely stride

Beyond the realms we know

With magic hoping to collide

To feel our spirits grow

Stepping closer to the brink

We ponder mythic themes

Through the veil, with Mother sync

World of wonder, fairy dreams

Theo van Joolen©2010 NY USA

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 62

Tiger Knows

“The cat sat on the mat.”

Who said that?

It doesn't matter.

Don't you fret.

Don't get in a flap.

This cat, wise chap

knows somewhere better:

a cushion, bed or someone's lap.

Bet Briggs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 61

A very sad day...I will miss you Lady. You were always the best dog.

Rain to melt the snow. Fits my mood.

Losing a friend is a time of sadness and mourning. We don't know where your friend has gone, but she is no longer here to be your friend. The things that you shared and have done together may be forever in your memories, but that friend may be lost forever. How can you go on without your partner in crime. Life may seem as if it will never be the same, and the truth is it won't. Take the time to mourn this friendship, but also know that there are other friendships waiting to be formed. But none as sweet as she.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 60

Snow! Give me a break!! Driving in it sucks!

"Silence,they say,is the voice of complicity. But silence is impossible. Silence screams. Silence is the message,just as doing nothing is an act. Let who you are ring out and resonate in every word and deed. Yes,become who you are. There's no sidestepping your own being or your own responsibility. What you do is who you are. You are your own comeuppance. You become your own message. You are the message. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse."

Leonard Peltier~ U.S. Federal Prisoner #89637-132