TIME IN THE SPIRIT WORLD
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014 07:19
What time zone am I in? Halloween has just passed, and yesterday I saw my first Christmas decorations going up. Outside a grocery store, three young men were stringing lights around several small pine trees. Already? I thought, then a dab of panic set in as I wondered, Have I done all my shopping yet? I took a deep breath and smiled. No need to rush. And as I sat in my car and watched the high-schoolers making the market entrance festive, I remembered another reason why December was important to a young newlywed, how her wish came true and the lesson that spirit moves at its own speed.
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THE POSSESSED POSSESSIONS
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:16
Our friend, Michael, collects old blues and jazz records from the early 1900’s, and newspapers from that same era. He especially loves comics sections from those ancient papers and tabloids. We met him and his lovely wife, Lila, recently in Toledo, Ohio, to visit the marvellous Glass Pavilion, which is part of the Toledo Museum of Art. During dinner that evening, Dave turned to me and said he’d bought a box of newspapers from the 1880’s that, even though they smelled like they’d been sitting in a musty attic for 100 years – and they probably were – the newsprint was still readable. Yet, Michael said, there was something a little strange about his treasures.
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