Category Archives: Nature/Culture/Creativity

Things viewed with a perspective intended to honor, preserve, protect & celebrate the diversity of life on earth: people, places, animals, art, beauty & the natural world, the environment which we all share.

Year of the Earth Pig 2019 – Completing a Cycle

Year of the Earth Pig 2019 – Completing a Cycle https://mommymystic.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/year-of-the-earth-pig-2019-completing-a-cycle/ — Read on mommymystic.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/year-of-the-earth-pig-2019-completing-a-cycle/

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What The Doodle For?

Well, when I’m at a loss for words & feel the urge to express myself creatively, I doodle. (Not a euphemism, lol. Keeping it clean). 😳 The Polarity of it is, “Gravity Needs Levity!”  We all need something where we can disengage … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day (Calming Waters, Rolling Sky)

A fortunate & unexpected outing, a serenade. Our beautiful California coast, as it lives & breathes, revives me with every expiration, & inspiration.         Rolling sky, reach down & touch me as you pass by, calm me … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day (Late Nights)

My best time of day is late at night. Somehow troubles fade off into the darkness for awhile. Luckily, to keep me company & to bring much needed levity, there is still a selection of up-to-date-old-school-styled-late-night-shows on network tv. Two of … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear It (& Sing It) For The Atheists!

Now here’s some good fun & musical goings on, by Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Bricknell. It’s true…Atheists ain’t got nuthin’. They just sing the Blues, & have questionable grammarly practices, lol.

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When I’m Wiser and I’m Older

Indeed, Wake Me Up when it’s all over…and Love is the Prize! Enjoy Avicii’s beautiful video, featuring Aloe Blacc, who graced us here with his lyrics and vocals:

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Our World Through a Lens: Photography Blogs to Follow Now

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Some of the best photographers and professional photo organizations maintain their homes on WordPress.com. See the world through their eyes. Paul Zizka at Paul Zizka Photography Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and…

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Portraits of the World’s Vanishing People by Jimmy Nelson (on TED)

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Of Gentleness and Strength – Welcome to the Year of the Sheep

Originally posted on Mommy Mystic:
Welcome to the Year of the Sheep! Or Goat! Or both! Depending on whom you ask. February 4th, 2015 is the first day of the Year of the Sheep/Goat in both the Chinese and Tibetan…

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Around the World in Nine Photos

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the WordPress.com Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen…

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Valentine’s Day: The Sacred & The Profane

❤ From My Spirited Soul to Yours: ❤ May the sacred & the profane, married in we fractured imperfect human beings, serve as a catalyst towards Wholeness & Perfection. With worldly love as our teacher, schooling us in the ways of … Continue reading

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Quotog: For Autumn

Definition of Term: Quo·tog /KWO-täg/ noun, formally informal. 1. a term that connotes an original quote paired with an original photograph, created by any given Spirited Soul who possesses artistic proclivities & sensibilities. 🙂 Origin: As far as I can … Continue reading

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Only a Creator Culture Can Save Us

Originally posted on Damien Walter:
We’re trying to rebuild a failed consumer culture. We need to make a new creator culture instead. Published in Culture – A Reader for Writers, editor John Mauk, Oxford University Press. I arrived in Leicester…

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From Modern Art to Medicine: Exploring Museum Blogs

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Unframed At Unframed, the blog of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), curators, program directors, and other staff discuss the museum’s collections and raise awareness around the art scene of Southern California. You’ll read details on new…

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A Life in the Day (Estuary Sit & Snap)

All Photos ©2014 by Maggie Begley

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A Life in the Day (My Town of Old – A Short Photo Walkabout)

Santa Rosa History

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Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt

Originally posted on Geometry & Silence:
Saint Catherine’s Monastery below Mount Sinai Mighty granite walls protect the monastery Much of the walls have stood for fourteen centuries Cross carved in the granite walls At one point in history all of…

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Remembering the Real Syria

Originally posted on Road Essays :
I had just been kidnapped. Bundled into a car and taken to an unknown destination somewhere in the old city section of Homs.  My kidnapper loomed over me, knife in hand. “You must eat more,”…

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10 Best Documentary Movies About Photography & Photographers

I love photography & the art thereof. I don’t have the patience to acquire the practical, technological skills. I prefer to be unencumbered & snap here & there while on walks with my iPhone (& maintain my ’15 minutes of … Continue reading

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All Artists Have Style

This link is just a bit of accurate fun for you. (Hmmm, that was an interesting choice of phrase, ‘accurate fun’, whatever that is?! Lol). Thanks to themetapicture.com for this quick study, with visuals: “How to recognize the artists of … Continue reading

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