Blue Moon Danger

Blue Moon warnings:

Tonight (March 31) is a Blue Moon, the 2nd full moon in March.

Gazing at a Blue Moon is associated with increased fertility. (don’t say I didn’t warn you)

Sleeping with a Blue Moon shining in your face causes insanity. (lunacy?)

If you happen to glance at a Blue Moon, turn a coin over in your pocket, and you will have good luck. (will that negate pregnancy & insanity?)

Picking flowers & berries during a Blue Moon will bring good luck. (just don’t look up)


Not the Easter Bunny

Building The Love Shack

With it being two days to Easter and the beginning of the bunny breeding season, I couldn’t think of a better time to talk about rabbits.

For the last five years, we have watched a family of rabbits in our backyard. If you look out the window after dark, you will see them eating the clover in our front yard.  In the early morning, you will see them drinking at our pond.

We have had the privilege of watching mommy with her babies playing in the yard. She made her nest under the back deck and we make sure that nothing changes to affect her home.

Now that we have the cottage, we see rabbits scampering around in the fields and the lawn near the cottage. It seems kind of silly after this many years to still get excited when we see them, but we do. One of us will always point out to the other, the…

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The death of time!

Today I subbed for a 4th grade class. The kids kept asking me when lunch was. I pointed to the big clock on the wall. Not one of them could tell time. I asked them what the big hand and the little hand were for. They shook their heads. They only understood digital time. Has time degenerated to nothing more than 1’s & 0’s on a computer screen?


The Cherokee Nation Remembrance Day is today, March 24. On this date in 1839, 179 years ago, the final detachment of the Trail of Tears reached Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This is part of the Native American Holocaust. Never forget, never again.

During the Trail of Tears, my great-great grandfather, William Pennington, and his parents left their Cherokee village. They journeyed north and lived with a group of Shawnee Metis.

The death of handwriting: I subbed today with 23 well-behaved 4th-graders at a good school. I took a survey. 3 knew how to write cursive. A half-dozen could read it. The rest? It was Greek to them. Perhaps we can encourage calligraphy & kids will learn cursive without realizing it.


Happy Ostara! Today is also known as the Spring Equinox/Vernal Equinox, that is the first day of spring. Eggs, rabbits, and sunrise worship were common for ancient Ostara celebrants just as they are for us. Stonehenge is the center of Ostara celebrations for many people and religions.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Some say St. Patrick was born near Cardiff, the capital of Wales, so he might have been Welsh. He wrote of secrets such as one day when he did wrong, but whatever that was, he may have taken his past to the grave. Was he looked upon as the reincarnation of an Irish god such as Lugh, light-bearer?

Some say that leprechauns are the ancient Irish gods, the Tuatha Dé Danann, People of the Goddess Danu—including Brigit, Morrigan, Lugh—so beware of leprechauns!

I want to salute my triple-great grandmother, Nancy Hinkle Suddeth, born in Ireland about 1800.