"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Quiet & Peace

I'm dreamin' of a q-u-i-e-t Christmas...

Thanks to Joshua Held

Saturday, August 08, 2015


"You’re familiar with the idea of hubris, yes? It’s that amplified blend of blind, stubborn ego and overreaching that spelled the tragic downfall of many a character in the myths and dramas of Greek antiquity."
It’s Not Hubris to Play With Crayons — Amanda Painter

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Winter Solstice

Celebration of Re-Awakening!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Sensing GC

"The Sun ingresses Cancer at 12:38 pm EDT Sunday (16:38 UTC). From now through then, Mars in late Gemini will be in opposition to the center of our Milky Way galaxy. (Mars opposite Galactic Core is exact Saturday.)
You can think of the Galactic Core (GC) as the ‘spiritual homing signal’ in astrology. It is vast, and it speaks of a deeper and wider perspective on existence; one Eric Francis described earlier this week as 'not normally available while staring at a row of buildings or gas pumps.' The energy of the GC can be difficult to pin down and identify, compared to something like Mars or the Moon.
If you’ve ever had that feeling like something you’ve encountered really means something profound but you’re not sure just what, or like you are part of something larger and more loving than you could ever articulate, that’s how I sometimes think of it.
There are a few ways you could interpret Mars opposite the GC on the solstice. One that feels particularly relevant is: try orienting your desires on what really matters this season. If you feel like you’re of two minds regarding what that is, try to step back and look at the big picture. As in, the really big picture: what feeds your soul in the simplest, most nourishing and nurturing ways — rather than what fills your social calendar, or what everyone else just has to do this summer."

Tuesday, June 09, 2015


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

On celebrity

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My First Puddles

My First Puddles
Created a new tag for him, and others who work/exist with this concept: joy of being your own self — art of being

Love Leonard's Halleluja


Home is...

Fear of Change

from Fe Bongolan's Shock Value
"It all boils down to that, doesn’t it? Folks are afraid, and they will react not only in fear of someone taking away their guns, but of women and same sexes freely having sex. It’s in every anti-gay, and anti-abortion initiative since the 1980s: fear of change itself.

We’re still anxious over the breakdown of the way things were; the loosening of the traditional family structure; the fear of people different from you. There is fear that you might not be in the majority — in control, in the right — anymore. And that can make you feel unsafe and willing by any means necessary to bring it all down. But that unsettling feeling is settling in on them — their majority is at its twilight, and all they can do is slow things down."
[my bold]

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

... What if you fly?

From a poem by Erin Hanson,
 Reverie (The Poetic Underground #1) 

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

back again... ?

Blog on strike... no way could post. No access to the editor --- it would show up but couldn't click/write.
Today finally had the patience to take the crumb path through Uncle Google's woods.

"que tipo de erro é bX-rvpag4"
Restaurar o Firefox

Seems to be a problem with firefox, buuuut... couldn't do it through IE either... so...???
As all in digital world, a constant edge of wtf is going on!
Now... let's see if uploads...

Yea! Did it!
(now to finish the "extensions"... let's see if continues... [supsense music])

Ok.. added 3 "extensions"  avast, babylon, bank... Pffffftttt!!!

Restarted, loading just one and see... again! ...
avast Ok... add bab: Ok... now bank: Noooooooooooo! So it IS the bank! (isn't it always?)

Well, leave it off, then.