Beyond The Nine Waves

It is said that the early Celtic peoples of the British Isles and Ireland would from time to time have occasion to exile someone from the community. Many if not most of the settlements being coastal, the common practice was to set them adrift in a coracle or some other small vessel to float with the currents out of sight out to sea, to ‘beyond the nine waves’ which was considered to uncharted waters and unknown horrors.

‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’….

It’s been nearly two weeks since my last little entry. It doesn’t seem like I’ve a lot to show for the time since. Last week was March Break hereabouts and, although I didn’t have a break, I had great plans for getting lots done while I didn’t have to run the boys back and forth … Continued

The Past Few Days…

It’s been a few days since I actually made a posting here.  I started a couple of times but didn’t get far, which puts it in the same category as a lot of other things.  That’s not to sway things haven’t been started and finished over the past few days.  They have. About a week … Continued

‘T’ Minus Two Days And Counting…

‘T’ minus two days and counting!…..that is tip my first afternoon at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD).  In preparation, I have been making a list and checking it twice of what I need to take with me.  The list includes the above little table-top Kelsey 6 x 10 press.  I dug … Continued

A Snow Day!!!….

A Snow Day!!! — no church!!! I feel like a kid with a school cancellation.  Unfortunately, the work’s been done and the time been spent preparing.  Not a waste,though — never a waste — it all goes into the ‘stew’ that sits on the back-burner for future Sundays. That being said, today does make for … Continued

An Unusual Saturday…

An unusual Saturday…..no Aikido, a pending storm, and trying to get my head together for Sunday services that may not happen.  In fact one, Penniac, has already seen the writing that appears to be on the wall and has cancelled worship for tomorrow.  The problem, if it is one, in situations like this is that … Continued

Almost There — Wherever That Is…

It’s been and is colder than the furthest reaches of Hell!  Winter is still with us, although the days are getting noticeably longer at both ends. The sun has had enough power to it that the days have been livable, but the nights return us to the depths, temperature-wise. It has been a queer week … Continued

Loose ends…..things that have gotten away from me over the past months and months and I’ve been remiss about.  I ran into one today …..my friend (at least I hope he still is) Roger Moore.  He was rightfully curious about whether our little project of me publishing his poem(s) is still on.  I said yes … Continued