Mabon is a harvest festival, the second of three, that encourages pagans to “reap what they sow,” both literally and figuratively. It is the time when night and day stand equal in duration; thus is it a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance.
Hello! I had taken time off from blogging since I was volunteering four mornings a week through United Way of the Coastal Bend for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. My last day was April 18 (deadline for filing income taxes!) so I have stretched my hiatus a bit and just enjoyed reading other blogs without pressure to post something. This first post is a rather jumbled collection of thoughts.
Sadly, another vile act unites us against the ineffable evilness of hate that inflicts death and harm upon the innocent. Our hearts go out to those killed, injured and those left with the memory of a happy experience that turned dark. In March of this year my son attended an Ariana Grande concert in California; a few years ago he attended a concert in Manchester. Somehow it seemed very close to home as if it could happen to any of us. Queen Elizabeth visited survivors in a hospital. Click for a photo.
It was a rewarding experience to assist people of varied backgrounds – elderly, first time tax filers, couples, individuals, students and retirees. We all have taxes in common as citizens. Volunteer recognition was held at a local baseball game at Whataburger Field.
VOLUNTEERS FROM THE DIFFERENT VITA SITES WITH THE MASCOT OF THE HOOKS, THE LOCAL BASEBALL TEAM
Current book I am reading:
“Thunderstruck” by Erick Larson
Last three books I have read:
“Catherine the Great” by Robert K. Massie
“MY GRL” by John W. Howell
“Just What I Always Wanted” by Nancy Roman
Books on my list to read:
“Just Women Getting By” by Linda Swain Bethea
“A Cry from the Deep” by Diana Stevan
“Ice Ghosts” by Paul Watson
My blog has never had a set schedule of posts but I did try for a time. Perhaps if I imposed a schedule and deadlines on myself I would be more disinclined. However, I do want to continue with a writing project so I will just see where it leads me. Thanks to all of my readers and fellow bloggers for encouragement and support!
Below is a gargoyle with laptop that sits on a bookcase by my desk. Perhaps he will serve as a muse.