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My Cats Are My Life, They Have Kept Me Going Through All My Troubles

The title of this post might sound like the theme for the crazy cat lady or a melodramatic overstatement but it is simply a statement of fact. The world is a harsh place. Many people are lucky to excape major … Continue reading

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Mid Morning Pause – Terce

Terce, or Third Hour, was the time of the mid-morning break for prayer in the medieval monasteries. It consisted then, and still does, mainly of psalms and is said at 9 a.m. Its name comes from Latin and refers to … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Both the western calendar and the tradition Chinese calendar mark the vernal equinox. In the west it is considered the first day of spring. In the Chinese calendar spring began weeks ago.  Chūnfēn (Chinese), Shunbun (Japanese), Chunbun (Korean), or Xuân phân (Vietnamese) is the … Continue reading

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Start of Work – Prime

Back in Cadfael’s day the monks prayed Matins during the night and said Lauds in the darkness of early dawn, then went back to bed. Initially there was no requirement for saying an office again until Terce, the third hour. … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cats Dislike their Environment and Schedule Disrupted

Cats dislike their environment and schedule disrupted and so do I. Cats do not do trivial and useless things. I struggle to avoid them. The constant war with the plumbing put me totally off my schedule last week. The plumber … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang Throughout the Day

Yin and yang not only cycle through the seasons but throughout the 24 hours of each day. An awareness of the flow of yin and yang through the day can benefit both health and productivity. Even relationships can benefit from … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Monday was the vernal equinox. It was a very warm sunny day here and without much wind , which has been unusual lately. Everyone seemed very happy to celebrate the first day of spring, including yours truly. In the traditional … Continue reading

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