Not to get too carried away by grief the author will be using California “Champagne” for the ceremony
Monthly Archives: December 2021
Trial by Covid
In the 1800s, according to legend, a young brave wanted to witness the plunge of buffalo as his people drove them to their deaths over the cliffs. Standing under the shelter of a ledge, he watched the great beasts fall past him. The hunt was unusually good that day. As the bodies mounted, he became trapped between the animals and the cliff. When his people came to do the butchering, they found him with this skull crushed under the weight of the buffalo carcasses. Thus they named the place “Head-Smashed-In.”
For more information about this UNESCO World Heritage Site visit https://headsmashedin.ca
Image is Charcoal study for an Oil by Canadian artist Jim Nicoll (with his wife, artist Marion Nicoll, dancing in the lamp)
Christmas Truce 1914
During the 1914 Christmas Truce the Austrian Hymn Stille Nacht was sung by German speaking troops and joined in by the English speaking troops with the Silent Night words, creating an ascending chorus.
Dinner with Robert Bly
Today would have marked the 95th birthday of the poet, translator, and men’s movement leader, who on November 21st of this year left this earth – far richer than he found it.
Front porch Austin. Flower held by equally lovely Evelise
A Kinder Gentler God
Ragnarök – Norse – age of darkness
Movie recommendation – Erik the Viking