Something Fun #tuesdaytreat


I have a very busy day today so will just leave you with something fun– two koalas in a dispute. I’ll bet you smile 15 seconds in and again when the videographer shows himself.
:D

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

100Things!My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. I only have a few left! From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
Weapons of mass production. GW Bush

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

RB4U purpleToday’s guest~ Author Lynn Crain http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Romance Books ‘4’ Us
Our August contest starts soon. Prizes can include gift cards for Amazon/B&N, ebooks, print books, audiobooks, and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Attention Authors~ My Exquisite Quills blog hosts six fun and b1e43-eqpicfree promo opportunities a week. I’m delighted to say it’s a hot spot with great exposure. Come join in!
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Love Waits in Unexpected Places –
Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories by Rose Anderson

Download your free chapter sampler today!

Find my novels in ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and wherever romance books are sold.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

trrbanner

Posted in Past Posts - you'll never know what you'll find | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Monday Déjà vu #mondayblogs


had enough frogA headline caught my eye yesterday. Something about why republicans should be afraid to debate Mr. Trump this week.  Yes, afraid.  

Words matter. Take it from me, I’m an author. Well-chosen words can eulogize, sanctify, memorialize, rouse, inspire, sway, calm, and other verbs do even more. Words spoken on media outlets really matter because they’re specifically designed to strike some sort of chord. They’re purposefully chosen to manipulate to achieve a desired response. So that headline got me thinking. Then it made me remember. Here’s a bit of updated déjà vu. Some of it may sound familiar because you may have read bits of it here before.

Monday Déjà vu
If you’re like me, you’re swimming up to your eyeballs in bad news because the media uses it like a cudgel on our sensibilities. From every angle, from every corner of the world, out from under every rock, it seems, they find
a barrage of bad news to share with us. It’s usually delivered with a slice of fear on the side. What else can we possibly feel if not doomed?

If you stop to think about this, really think about it, you’ll realize it’s over the top for a reason. You also might find yourself getting angry. I know I do. What thinking adult wants to be manipulated?

Pure and simple –sensationalism sells. Sponsors pay money to news syndicates in the hope their product will be seen or heard about. If people are watching, they’re getting a dose of products for sale along with their fear and anxiety. Yes, exactly that– fear and anxiety. Bad news makes us fear and fearful people stay close to the news. When there’s bad news, people stay tuned to be sure something terrible isn’t headed their way. Staying close to the news keeps us close to sponsor product. The human mind only has to see or hear something three times before it sinks in. I can’t express how insidious this all is. Test yourself. I’ll wager you can recall the slogans of several products right off the top of your head, and recognize dozens more corporate logos at a glance.

Herd Mentality

Herd mentality is a double-edged sword. The roots go back to cooperative hunting– to work together to ensure survival. Today, we’re well-fed and this natural inclination for community-mindedness has been hijacked and corrupted. The daily dose of fear-manipulated news causes our innate empathy and compassion to be sandblasted away. It breaks our moral compass. This is how we get extreme behaviors in society. This is how we get “us vs them” and that leads people to hate and becomes what drives them to find the scapegoat or go on shooting sprees in churches and movie theaters. Before we realize what’s happening, people gather to shout raging obscenities at frightened children at the US border, and horrible picketers at funerals carry signs written with hateful things like your soldier son died because god hates fags. This is also how people come to stand passively by while others are led to gas chambers.

Not all that long ago, researchers discovered that foxit only takes a minority of just 5% to influence a crowd’s direction. That means the other 95% follow without realizing they are. FOX news has this flock tending down to a science. You see this in the way they dress their female commentators to show bare arms and short skirts (even in January) to add a subliminal sexual undertone to sharpen the watcher’s focus. You hear it in the repetition of rhetoric and precision-placed talking points that read like taglines and slogans. And it’s all done on purpose because sex and slogans work. Now imagine sex and a slogan in context with fear. Who can turn away from it?

Early in August, this same media outlet will choose the five most popular republican candidates deemed worthy of air-time for a primary debate. And to make it a sideshow worthy of big-money sponsors, it’ll have nothing to do with the candidates’ governing experience or what their solutions to very real problems might be, rather it will consist of name blame and petty antics. The winner at the end of the night will be the guy with the most flagrant showmanship.  I already have an idea who that will be.

So here we have the minority of just 5% influencing the direction of other 95%. The serious office of the president of the United States is treated with all the respect of a reality show. What has happened to this country? When the world is such a volatile place right now, is this really who we are? Is it really who we should be?

Here’s a humorous peek at how we’re bombarded with a single talking point. Have a laugh, then imagine they’re talking fear-based talking points instead.

Free speech is a beloved gift in this world. In fact, I’m exercising it here. But the right to wag your fist ends at the other guy’s nose. If bad news has broken the moral compass that says enough is enough, then the fear rules and the hateful herd grows.

“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”
~Bertrand Russell (philosopher)

I would think the best way to combat bad news is to be sure good news gets talked about. I’ll leave you with some good news –LOTS of good news. Because it really is out there. Spread the word.
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/
http://www.pinterest.com/goodnewsnetwork/
http://www.happynews.com/http://gimundo.com/
http://optimistworld.com/
http://greatnewsnetwork.org/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

100Things!My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
It will take time to restore chaos and order. GW Bush

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

RB4U purpleToday is Author Janice Seagraves’ blog day
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Romance Books ‘4’ Us
The August contest starts soon.  Prizes can include gift cards for Amazon/B&N, ebooks, print books, audiobooks,  and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Attention Authors~ My Exquisite Quills blog hosts six fun and b1e43-eqpicfree promo opportunities a week. I’m delighted to say it’s a hot spot with great exposure. Come join in!
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Love Waits in Unexpected Places –
Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories by Rose Anderson

Download your free chapter sampler today!

Find my novels in ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and wherever romance books are sold.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

trrbanner

 

Posted in Past Posts - you'll never know what you'll find | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

#SundayFunday! & Weekend Happenings #SundayBlogShare


funday smileSundays on my blog are all about wonder and smiles. In honor of mentally kicking back once in a while, Sundays are Fun Days! Each Sunday, visitors will find a fun, interesting, or unusual something here. I’m a nerd with a complex sense of humor and absurd wit. It could literally be anything.
I recently stumbled across a reference to a music house in New Orleans. Intrigued, I found this clip. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a drummer. Holy cow, do I want to go!

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

100Things!My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
Texas has a lot of electrical votes. (electoral votes) Attributed to Yogi Berra

۞>>>>More Weekend Happenings on my other blogs>>>>۞

My Sexy Saturday & Scintillating Sunday Showcase
http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/

Weekend Writing Warriors
http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Have too many weeds? We sure do. I’ve left my wild foods recipes up.
Just scroll back and enjoy. Yum!
http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/

Sunday 7
**A promo op for you too!**
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

RB4U purpleToday is Author Sam Cheever’s blog day
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Romance Books ‘4’ Us
The Christmas in July contest is winding down. We have $100 in gift cards for Amazon/B&N. Other prizes can include ebooks, print books, audiobooks, more gift cards and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Attention Authors~ My Exquisite Quills blog hosts six fun and b1e43-eqpicfree promo opportunities a week. I’m delighted to say it’s a hot spot with great exposure. Come join in!
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Love Waits in Unexpected Places –
Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories by Rose Anderson

Download your free chapter sampler today!

Find my novels in ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and wherever romance books are sold.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

trrbanner

Posted in Past Posts - you'll never know what you'll find | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Light those candles. #saturday


candle-2Just a short post today. It’s busy around here.

I woke up this morning thinking about time. It might be because my youngest just turned 30. Marking someone else’s life invariably marks our own. Candles are symbolic of the passage of time. It’s the reason candles top birthday cakes– one for each year of the individual’s life.

Have you ever stopped to think that much of modern life depends on precise time? Think about it. Our transportation system relies upon it, as does communication and media. In fact, many technologies are dependent on super-accurate time: the International Space Station for example.

I know time is important in our linear lives — watching the alignment of the stars told early humans about the seasons changing and gave us an idea on when to hunt and when to plant. But when did counting the nano seconds become important to us and why?  Here’s the beginning of time keeping~

Many years ago, I had a fantastic high school physics teacher. He was one of those rare teachers who taught the topic they loved to learn themselves, and whose curiosity brought the standard study units to life. The crazy thing here was most of the kids in my class didn’t get physics, and certainly not his unusual delivery of it. He was a hands-on educator and we often tried experiments for ourselves that would be considered too dangerous today. In his maieutic way of teaching through questions and answers, he’d start each class by positing a theory followed by a question. This was generally met with blank faces staring back at him. The topics might have gone over most of the kids’ heads, but for some reason it all made perfect sense to me. Perhaps it was his delivery. Two other students in my class got it too. Our interest and questions led him deeper and deeper into the most delicious explanations of quantum mechanics and cosmic time.

We had one such deep discussion in class where he explained the three spatial dimensions to existence. That’s the day I learned time is often considered to be the fourth dimension.

Wrap your head around this.

:D

۞>>>>More Weekend Happenings on my other blogs>>>>۞

My Sexy Saturday & Scintillating Sunday Showcase
http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/

Weekend Writing Warriors
http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Have too many weeds? We sure do. I’ve left my wild foods recipes up.
Just scroll back and enjoy. Yum!
http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/

Sunday 7
**A promo op for you too!**
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

100Things!My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
Her legs suffered from very close veins. Varicose veins

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

RB4U purpleToday’s guest ~ Daryl Devore
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Romance Books ‘4’ Us
The Christmas in July contest is winding down. We have $100 in gift cards for Amazon/B&N. Other prizes can include ebooks, print books, audiobooks, more gift cards and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Attention Authors~ My Exquisite Quills blog hosts six fun and b1e43-eqpicfree promo opportunities a week. I’m delighted to say it’s a hot spot with great exposure. Come join in!
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Love Waits in Unexpected Places –
Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories by Rose Anderson

Download your free chapter sampler today!

Find my novels in ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and wherever romance books are sold.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

trrbanner

Posted in Past Posts - you'll never know what you'll find | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh, the dear hands… #fridayfunday


Some people do crosswords or Sudoku to keep their minds sharp as they age. My dad was big on crosswords and we’d do them together. As much as I still enjoy them, my brain-booster comes from mini research trips online. I choose topics that interest me and carve out a half hour or so of my day to add new juicy details to my knowledge base. A life-long learner can’t ask for better than new info. You’ll notice I make many blog posts out of these juicy bits and always share the most interesting links to more for your own brain-boost. One day I’ll compile the best into a nice fat trivia book.
:D

I have a super busy day today so no time for morning research with my coffee.  Instead, I’m putting up an early piece of writing from my days working in historic preservation. I hope you enjoy.

Oh, the Dear Hands…

* The internet is rife with pirates. As with all my unpublished short stories and excerpts from future novels, their appearance here on the blog is very brief.  I’ve taken down Oh, the Dear Hands. Hand-carved-Olive-Wood-5.5-inch-Bowl-Kenya-L13506370 I’ll leave you with a point of the piece —

Take the time to talk with your elders. You won’t regret it.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

100Things!My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
Rainy weather can be hard on the sciences.  Sinuses

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

RB4U purpleToday is Author Cara Marsi’s blog day
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Romance Books ‘4’ Us
The Christmas in July contest is on! We have $100 in gift cards for Amazon/B&N. Other prizes can include ebooks, print books, audiobooks, more gift cards and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Attention Authors~ My Exquisite Quills blog hosts six fun and b1e43-eqpicfree promo opportunities a week. I’m delighted to say it’s a hot spot with great exposure. Come join in!
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Love Waits in Unexpected Places –
Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories by Rose Anderson

Download your free chapter sampler today!

Find my novels in ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and wherever romance books are sold.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

trrbanner

 

Posted in Past Posts - you'll never know what you'll find | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes I can #Thursdaytreat #Scarecrow


swcornWe stopped at a local farmer’s market the other day. The sweet corn will be in by the end of the week. Just-picked corn is a real treat. The weekly heavy rains hitting my area since April have given mother nature a huge boost. I can’t describe how lush and green it is outside, not that anyone can enjoy it for all the mosquitoes. They like the rain too.

When our kids were young we had two full gardens to help feed the family. Back then, I was fresh off the back-to-the-land bandwagon and self-sufficiency was the goal. To that end, I taught myself to can.  I remember sitting at the kitchen table with that first bushel of green beans. I was ready. I had my Ball Canning Guide, my brand new pressure canner and shiny new jars, and all the gadgets that go with food processing. I was both excited and scared. Do it wrong and people could die. I read the guide. I read another. I reread both. I have several old domestic science books. I read those. I was still afraid of poisoning my family with botulism. My husband came home for lunch and found me weepy. I explained the whole toxic green bean thing.rows-of-canned-vegetables

Our rural area’s history is filled with farm families marrying into farm family into farm family. Farm roads long ago took on farm family names and they crisscross the entire county. You don’t have to go far to discover a surprising number of people whose distant ties make them cousins twice or thrice removed. I’ve oft suspected a single family’s reunion would include half the county or more.

ww2-home-canning-350Well, at the time,  my husband worked with a guy  from one of these old farming families. They settled in the area in the 1840s. This guy’s mother came from another pioneer farm family and grew up learning all the farm wife stuff from her mother who learned it from her mother and so on. She knew the self-sufficiency processes inside and out. My husband suggested I call her. I didn’t know her in the least, but I did, and she talked me off the ledge and through my first dozen jars of green beans. Because of her patience, I learned how to can all sorts of things and eventually taught my friends and family too. Season’s end saw 500+ jars of pickles, salsa, beans, and more on the shelves.

Canning is a lot of work but it’s loving work. My husband and I had a double-team strategy where the work was concerned. He handled the bulk of the gardening, and I handled the food processing. Keeping ahead of mother nature isn’t easy, as any farmer will tell you. I remember several times how we frantically dragged every sheet and blanket in the house out to the gardens to cover our precious work when early frosts threatened. Weather was it’s own issue, but the wildlife eventually ended our vegetable gardening. I’ve mentioned before that we live on a hill surrounded by wild. It’s a unique set-up, to say the least.

My home is a place where foxes, turkey, and deer stare at you through the patio door when you pour your morning cup of coffee. Where coyotes and occasional wolf howl in the deerfront yard, and skunks spray you if you’re not careful. It’s also where the odd badger and cougar and yard-long fox snake will scare the bejeezus out of you. When you try to have a garden in the Garden of Eden, every creature and his brother wants your apples.  We tried everything to keep the animals from stealing our hard-earned produce.  Fences? Didn’t work. Dangling pie pans, ribbons, and bars of soap? Laughable. Husband and son marking territory like dogs? Nope. We even had one scarecrow. Ha. For as long as agriculture has been around, there have been wild animals waiting to take advantage of a great quantity of food in one spot. For thousands of years it’s been us against them. 

Got Crows? Call Priapus

priapusWhen you’re talking crops, you’re talking fertility. And no one personified fertility
to the Ancient Greeks like Priapus. He was a minor god best known for his large and permanently erect phallus. They observed first-hand that thieving birds avoided only those fields where Priapus statues had been erected (no pun intended). This practice of a placing a statue in the garden to scare away pests spread with Roman conquest.

I’ve found enough scarecrow information for several future posts, so I’ll just share a little now: Sometime during the Middle Ages, it was believed that certain scarecrows developed special powers such as being able to walk around the garden at night (creepy), or helping the garden to grow. Some were made to look like witches so they would absorb the remnants of winter scarecrow1from the land. These scarecrows were often given a skull for a head to frighten off pestilence as well as pests.  Native Americans had their own versions of scarecrows, and that’s a post for another day. European scarecrows eventually made it to America. And we gave them brains.
:D

More~
American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote Feathertop in 1852 — a story about a witch who builds a scarecrow and decides to bring him to life. There’s an obvious moral in there.
http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/135/

Gardens are producing now and it just so happens that July is Build a Scarecrow month. Here’s a how-to~

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

100Things!My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
You lead the way and we’ll precede.  Proceed

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

RB4U purpleToday is Author Krista Ames’ blog day
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Romance Books ‘4’ Us
The Christmas in July contest is on! We have $100 in gift cards for Amazon/B&N. Other prizes can include ebooks, print books, audiobooks, more gift cards and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Attention Authors~ My Exquisite Quills blog hosts six fun and b1e43-eqpicfree promo opportunities a week. I’m delighted to say it’s a hot spot with great exposure. Come join in!
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Love Waits in Unexpected Places –
Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories by Rose Anderson

Download your free chapter sampler today!

Find my novels in ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and wherever romance books are sold.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

trrbanner

 

 

Posted in Past Posts - you'll never know what you'll find | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dog days #HumpDay #Wednesday


Dog-DayssDog days

1. The hot, sultry period of summer between early July and early September.
2. A period of stagnation.
From the Late Latin diēs canīculārēs (literally means days dog).

Mention dog days and most people will immediately draw a summer connection. It’s hot, dogs are in the shade with lolling tongues. It brings to mind this phrase from Rudyard Kipling who made this comment of his colonial India of the late 19th century, “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun”.  However, the origin of the phrase dog days has nothing to do with our tail-wagging furry friends sweltering with the rest of us. It has to do with stars, or to be specific, one star — Sirius the Dog Star rises and sets with the sun during this time.

Canis-MajorSirius, the Dog Star, is the brightest star visible from anywhere on earth. The only celestial objects that outshine Sirius from our vantage point are the sun, moon, Venus, Jupiter, and on occasion, if atmospheric conditions are right, Mars and Mercury. The Dog Star is found in the constellation Canis Major a.k.a. the Greater Dog.  Depending on what constellation dot-to-dot you’re looking at, this could mark the eye or the tip of the nose.

Our  sun being the closest, Sirius is one of the nearest stars to us at 8.6 light-years distance away. I should mention here that close is a relative term. A light year is approximately 6 trillion miles. Astronomers classify Sirius as an “A” type star, meaning, it’s much hotter than our sun which blazes about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has more than twice the mass of the sun while being twice as small. As it produces most of its energy by converting hydrogen into helium through nuclear fusion, the star puts out 26 times as much energy as ol’ Sol, and blazes about 7,000 degrees hotter.

Dog Star trivia:
dogstar♦ The name Sirius comes from the Greek meaning searing or scorching. To early Greek astronomers, Sirius dashes across the sky in pursuit of the Hare (the constellation Lepus) under Orion’s feet. Greek mythology has several versions of just what Sirius represents, but most myths say the dog is female. To some, Sirius is Orion’s dog. To others, she’s the watchdog of the heavens who stands guard at the bridge of the Milky Way. There are many more Sirius stories.

♦ To the Ancient Egyptians, Sirius was the revered Nile Star or Star of Isis. As a matter of fact, many Ancient Egyptian deities were associated with it, and for good reason. When the month came that Sirius rose with morning sun, the Egyptians knew the Nile river would soon flood. When it did, the delta would get a fresh layer of silt for their crops and everyone would eat well. When you live on the edge of a desert, this particular gift from the gods was an important one.

♦ The people who study such things say the Great Pyramid of Giza was built in accordance with the Dog Star’s path in the sky. Apparently it lines up and is visible when viewed through one of the shafts.

♦ Ancient Egyptians weren’t the only people celebrating the Dog Star’s path in the heavens. The ancient Greeks, Sumerians, Babylonians, and others, all considered Sirius a sacred apparition in the sky. When it appeared, feasts and assorted celebrations followed. 
star
♦ Hanging near Sirius is an earth-sized dead star (a white dwarf) named the Pup. Once a mighty star in its own right, the Pup is now an ember too faint to be seen without a telescope. This picture taken from the Hubble telescope shows the Pup as a white dot at roughly the 7:00 position.

♦ Sirius’ celestial dog association has been solidly consistent throughout the classical world. In remote China, the Dog Star was seen as a heavenly wolf.

♦ In a legend from India, Sirius is the dog Svana that belongs to Prince Yudhistira. As the story goes, the prince gathered his brothers and his dog and set out to find the kingdom of heaven. It was a long and arduous journey. One by one, the four brothers dropped by the wayside, but the prince and Svana trudged onward. The pair eventually came to the gates of heaven, but Lord Indra, the gatekeeper, denied the dog entrance. Flabbergasted, Prince Yudhistira told Lord Indra that he could not, would not, forsake his faithful friend and that he would rather not enter himself if that’s the way it was. It was exactly what Lord Indra wanted to hear. He welcomed both through the gates.

♦ In Norse mythology, Sirius is Loki’s Brand or Torch. That figures prominently with Ragnarok.

♦ In the summer months, Sirius sits behind the sun when seen from earth’s northern hemisphere and appears in the east before sunrise. Ancient mystery teachings considered Sirius a sun behind the sun, and therefore, the true source of our sun’s potency. They believed Sirius and the sun worked together to cause hot weather.
:P And there you go — dog days of summer.

More~
Greek myths featuring Sirius

Interesting esoteric perspectives

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞
Hump Day Happenings

Book Hooks
http://theancillarymuse.blogspot.com/

Hump Day Blurb Share
**A promo op for you too!**
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

100Things!My 100 things will focus on malapropisms and I’ll stick with it until I can’t find any more. From the French mal a propos (meaning inappropriate). Dictionary.com defines malapropisms as an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
Here’s one for today:
Last will and tentacle.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

RB4U purpleToday is Author Desiree Holt’s blog day
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Romance Books ‘4’ Us
The Christmas in July contest is on! We have $100 in gift cards for Amazon/B&N. Other prizes can include ebooks, print books, audiobooks, more gift cards and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Attention Authors~ My Exquisite Quills blog hosts six fun and b1e43-eqpicfree promo opportunities a week. I’m delighted to say it’s a hot spot with great exposure. Come join in!
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

Love Waits in Unexpected Places –
Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories by Rose Anderson

Download your free chapter sampler today!

Find my novels in ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
and wherever romance books are sold.

۞>>>>۞<<<<۞>>>>۞

trrbanner

Posted in Past Posts - you'll never know what you'll find | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment