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Tie Dyes and Drumming!

Olivia's designs in rinse phase...
Olivia’s designs in rinse phase…
Rinsing in the tub. Tie dye bandana and pillow cases too in this batch.
Rinsing in the tub. Tie dye bandana and pillow cases too in this batch.
A little after dying drum circle.
A little after dying drum circle.
White shirts go in...multi colored shirts come out. What sorcery is this?
White shirts go in…multi colored shirts come out. What sorcery is this?
Had a marvelous time with the tribe as always.
Had a marvelous time with the tribe as always.

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Preparing to drum.
Preparing to drum.a

I ended up not having to work overtime last night so I decided to throw together an impromptu drum circle for myself and anyone else who happened to show up. The weather was nice and the vibe was right so why not right?

From behind the drum.
From behind the drum.

After dark, the view from behind the drum looked something like this. May you dance, drum and sing to the rhythm of your heart and spirit. May your ancestors join you in celebration and may you always have tribe to join you by the fire. If not, may you find peace in being a tribe of one. 

Dragon Ritual Drummers – Bamboula – Official Video

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If you let another lead you instead of aiding you, you will become a shadow. Your true purpose lies within the silent whispers of your soul.
If you let another lead you instead of aiding you, you will become a shadow. Your true purpose lies within the silent whispers of your soul.
Roman joke. I don't get it. :-/
Roman joke. I don’t get it. :-/
Two stick figures dancing. Yeah, that's what I saw too. ;-)
Two stick figures dancing. Yeah, that’s what I saw too. 😉

Okay, whosoever was under the impression I was pure anyway? Have you seen my picture of the three pigs that got me in trouble on Google+ twice?

Yes Michael. Great sentences! The word is deck. ;-)
Yes Michael. Great sentences! The word is deck. 😉

I was told I spent too much time bragging about my big deck on Facebook after having it expanded. But it was a very proud moment for me and I had looked forward to the upgrade for a long time. Now all my friends enjoy coming over and sitting on my deck which brings me great pleasure. 

Unsolicited deck pic taken during erection.
Unsolicited deck pic taken during erection.

Emerald Rose – Freya Shakti

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Living room altar once upon a time.
Living room altar once upon a time.
Ancient Traditions Hafla. More than a few years ago.
Ancient Traditions Hafla. More than a few years ago.
Someone told me to see kelp. Still not seeing the benefit.
Someone told me to see kelp. Still not seeing the benefit.
Jugglers at a drum jam at Groovy Goods...or was it Feed Your Head in those days?
Jugglers at a drum jam at Groovy Goods…or was it Feed Your Head in those days?

Garden Of The Gods - Near Colorado Springs.
Garden Of The Gods – Near Colorado Springs.

Temple Of the Standing Stones Drums!
Video recorded by Mark K. at 8-20-2016 Wing Ding at Deep Woods Apothecary where some members of my temple joined me for a little drumming after we had our full moon ritual that night. Thank you Mindy and all the regulars for having us. We had a great time!

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So, I just recently finished the first book in the Tufa Novels by Alex Bledsoe, ‘The Hum And The Shiver’ and started on the second book ‘Wisp Of A Thing’. These books inspired the album Tufa Tales which one of my favorite bands, Tuatha Dea released a little over a year ago. There’s still a copy of it available for the enterprising person who finds the Ostara egg hidden on Our Pantheons Way as one of my ongoing contests by the way. Anyway, a new book in the series is out now ‘Chapel Of Ease’ and I’m reading my way toward it this week so I can be caught up on these Appalachian Fairy tales about a mysterious clan of people who some say are the remnants of the Tuatha De Danann of the green isle far away. People who were said to already be living in a secluded valley in the hills of Tennessee when the first European colonists arrived. Very interesting stories indeed and I can’t recommend them enough. Anyway, while reading I learned of this interesting painting called The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke by the English artist Richard Dadd which he worked on for 9 years between 1855 and 1864 in which he used a layering technique which produced 3D like results. It’s a fascinating piece with references in it from old English folklore to Shakespearean works to a host of other historical tidbits and nods. Have a look:

Richard Dadd - Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
Richard Dadd – Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke

Anyway… Because I haven’t been online collecting memes much lately due to all the reading this will have to do for today’s ‘Daily Roundup’ I’m afraid. Happy hunting!

Tuatha Dea “The Hum and the Shiver Full” version HD OFFICIAL video

Skin that song iron y’all! 😉

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"With man gone will there be hope for gorilla?" - Daniel Quinn
“With man gone will there be hope for gorilla?” – Daniel Quinn
“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” - Howard Zinn
“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” – Howard Zinn
Bware! Monkey steal your thing.
Bware! Monkey steal your thing.

I hate it when that happens. I swear, I’m going to put one of these signs in my back yard just so I can watch people looking up in the trees for the monkey. Lol!

Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours shine any brighter.
Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.

Very true.

It's easy to look sharp when you haven't done any work.
It’s easy to look sharp when you haven’t done any work.

More truth.

Daniel Quinn from What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

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Great Goddess, Morrigan.
Great Goddess, Morrigan.

May your strong shield be between me and all harm and danger. May your sharp sword be between myself and all who would attack me. May your magickal skill be between me and all ill-will and ill-wishing. Morrigan, Great Goddess. May your protection be on me today, tomorrow and forever. – Morgan Daimler

13 Reasons to use cast iron skillets.
13 Reasons to use cast iron skillets.

I think I like reason number 13 the best. 😉

King Richard III tweets.
King Richard III tweets.

“Henry Tudor once said he wanted to build a car park in Leicester. I told him, ‘over my dead body”.

Fear not death...
Fear not death…

For the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it.

 

Not today death. Not today.
Not today death. Not today.

Emerald Rose – Chicken Raid of Cymru

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Pine nuts!
Pine nuts!

“Every gardener knows that animals know when things are ripe before the gardener does. Same for foragers. Squirrels have begun ripping open pine cones which tells me I should, too. Each scale of the pine cone has a small but delicious nut at its base. It takes some effort to get to it but its worth it! Learn more about the multiple ways to eat pine a pine tree here: http://www.foragingtexas.com/2006/04/loblolly-pine.html ” – Merriwether’s Foraging Texas

Don't waste your time being what someone wants you to be.
Don’t waste your time being what someone wants you to become…

in order to feed their list of rules, boundaries, and insecurities. Find your tribe. They will allow you to be you while you dance in the rain. – Shannon L. Adler

Why did the chicken cross the road?
Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why?

To get to the idiot’s house.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

The chicken.

Listen up motherfucker!

Lost her billionaire "status".
Lost her billionaire “status”.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is the first billionaire to fall off the Forbes billionaire list because of charitable giving: “You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.”

Okay, I have a bit of an issue with the “first billionaire to fall off the Forbes billionaire list because of charitable giving:” part. I don’t know just how long Forbes has been keeping that list but I do know that history has had many philanthropists before who have done great things for society as a whole with their wealth. Perhaps it might have been better to say “the first billionaire in recent history”? In any event major kudos to J.K. Rowling and her philosophy of giving back. The world needs more like her and I admire her work as well as her philosophy.

When your wife is crafty but hates people.
When your wife is crafty but hates people.

Oh my gawds! LMAO!!

Emerald Rose – Freya Shakti (chant)

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I would like to announce that there was a bat in the back seat of my car eating an oreo cookie this morning.
I would like to announce that there was a bat in the back seat of my car eating an oreo cookie this morning.
Good morning to you!
Good morning to you!
Not all heroes wear capes.
Not all heroes wear capes.
I bet we could go explore the galaxy if we could stop being dicks for like five minutes.
I bet we could go explore the galaxy if we could stop being dicks for like five minutes.

True story.

Destroy negative thoughts when they first appear. This is when they're the weakest.
Destroy negative thoughts when they first appear. This is when they’re the weakest.

Yep. Best not to let them linger and grow. That’s how they can manage to take over your life and lead you to misery.

Elaine Silver – Touch The Earth – Call On The Moon

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T-Rex? What do you see?
T-Rex? What do you see?
People don't always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, or an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.
People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, or an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.
I have three eyes. Two to look and one to see.
I have three eyes. Two to look and one to see.
The path isn't a straight line; it's a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.
The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.
Tattoo for bikers with short term memory loss.
Tattoo for bikers with short term memory loss.

1997 David Bowie’s Advice To Artists