’Tis the Season to be Holly

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Every year, right after Turkey Day, the Holly Zings would appear. These little creatures with the green holly wings would hide in plain sight amongst the other Holly Day decor where they would wait eagerly for the perfect moment to interject a little Holly Day frivolity into someone’s day. Some would hitch rides on the […]

Little Blue Orb

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From afar, Earth is a marble of blue, green and brown shrouded by an ever-changing, wispy cocoon of white. Zooming in, this placid jewel turns more rugged as mountains, rivers and roads come into view. At night, bright webs of light electrify the darkened land. I can’t recall the number of hours that my sister, […]

Peace on Earth

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Peace on Earth. There’s no more powerful or yearned for wish this time of year. Some people believe Peace on Earth means an absence of war or other violence. The way I see it, though, Peace on Earth means more than just cessation of conflict. To me, any world truly doesn’t have peace until its […]

Holly Jolly Birthday

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Hello to all you December babies! Tis the season to be jolly and to celebrate your birthday! In this month’s post, I wish to share a helpful hint on tackling those “single-gifters” who combine your birthday gift and your holly day gift into one nifty package. First off, I’m on your side. Holly Day gifts […]

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

It started with a map. I still remember my sister’s glee as she unrolled an ancient-looking map of Earth in the room above our mom’s tea shop. On the map, emblazoned across a vast swath of ocean were the ominous words—Here Be Dragons. Poppy’s love of dragons had been well established long before we started […]

Winter Wish

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It’s the morning of Winter Wish Eve. In a few hours Nori and I will be hosting a Winter Wish party at Zell’s Place. But this morning is a time for remembering as I have done for the three years since arriving in the Creators Realm. For many, Winter Wish is symbolic. Wishes for the […]

Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

This time of year, I contemplate the darkness—not only of the winter world, but of the darkness that too easily ensnares our souls. Loneliness, hopelessness, anger, envy, hate—these emotions are all part of the human condition, yet they don’t have to rule our existence. That’s why I propose, as the new year begins, that we […]

Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

In the Wanderlore Grove, when the days grow short and cold, we light candles for the Winter Lights Festival. This festival is a lot like Hanukkah of yore. All the celebrations and festivals of the Wanderlores are based on ancient rites and rituals. Since I’m a Wanderlore by birth, but not by training, I’m a […]

Believe

Believe

Believe in the goodness of others Believe in your inner worth Believe things can be better tomorrow than they are today Believe in the Magic that makes life worth living Believe people can grow Believe you can overcome Believe things can change—even if everyone doesn’t awaken Believe the Magic is there to help you Believe […]

Holly Days in Cratersville

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Happy Holly Days! It’s the time of year I think a lot about the small town of Cratersville, where I grew up. Cratersville inhabited a desert valley located within a techno-magically created orb known as Red Rainbow Minor. The aesthetic of Cratersville was a bit of Norman Rockwell Americana with a lot of Jetson’s cartoonishness […]