The purpose of my musings is to find beauty and the divine in a topsy-turvy world. I am an observer of the magic in life and try to discover the spiritual aspect of our existence.

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  • The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm
    on Jul 17, 2011
    Image via WikipediaRecord cold of the past winter has become record heat this summer.  I think I'll read a book.THE HOUSE WAS QUIET AND THE WORLD WAS CALM"The house was quiet and the world was calm.The reader became the book; and summer nightWas...
  • The Value of a Dollar in Paradise
    on Jun 21, 2011
    James Verone, 59, thinks the value of a dollar is worth a whole lot, enough to rob a bank to get free healthcare. A Gastonia North Carolina bank was the setting for one of the smallest amounts demanded by a bank robber.  I can imagine the look o...
  • Daisy Buchanan's Mansion Goes Into the Past
    on Apr 20, 2011
    Image via WikipediaOne of my favorite books is F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby.  He captured the quintessential period of the decadent 1920's.  Haunting images stand out in his landscape:  the green light at...
  • Eating Words
    on Mar 5, 2011
    Image by Getty Images via @daylifeI wrote in May 2010 that we might have to say goodbye to American Idol, because of lower ratings and lackluster contestants.  I guess I will have to eat my words.  This season has proven me wrong with much...
  • What Goes Around
    on Feb 22, 2011
    The saying "what goes around, comes back around," can apply to what is now happening to the retail giant, Walmart.  Its shares closed down 3.1 percent, reporting its seventh consecutive quarterly decline.  Seems like shoppers are going to F...
  • Golden Chocolate in Paradise
    on Jan 30, 2011
    Image via WikipediaWhenever I think of chocolate, the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" comes to mind.  Who could forget all those delectables in the old-fashioned candy store and the river of chocolate in Willy Wonka's factory? Now...
  • Dying Birds in Paradise
    on Jan 7, 2011
    OK, what is happening to all the birds and fish?  Thousands are dying all over the world, and theories are circulating like wildfire.  Some believe it is connected to Christ's return and the rise of the anti-christ, magnetic pole shifting,...
  • Cold Days in Paradise
    on Dec 26, 2010
    In October, I wrote about the possibility of a very cold winter.  Well, it seems like the prediction was accurate.  Atlanta has seen the first Christmas snow since 1882, and Columbia, South Carolina has its first Christmas snow since 1887.
  • Star Season
    on Dec 5, 2010
     It is the season for stars.  I have always known there were lots of stars in the universe.  I try to imagine the same number of stars as grains of sands on the seashore.  Pick up a grain of sand and think, "I am now holding a sta...
  • Over The River Into The Past
    on Nov 21, 2010
    Isn't this a neat old photo?  It was taken in 1911.  It reminds me of the poem, "Over the River," written by Lydia Maria Child in 1844.  Which in turn, reminds me of Thanksgiving, a long time ago.Over the river, and through the wood,To...
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