Whatever happened to the art of conversation?

“What ever happened to the art of conversation?” asked the Raven of the Gargoyle. Raven had grown extremely weary of tweeting and twittering. So he decided that actual face-time would improve his social skills and struck up a conversation with an unwitting gargoyle. I attended a  dinner a few years ago and observed several of […]

Make mine a double!

A double-caf-triple-chocolate-mint-chip-colossal-cold-latte with extra whipped cream! Nothing compliments a fresh-baked chocolate chip scone like a great cup of coffee or tea. I can’t start the day without two cups of good coffee.  How about you?

What’s Your Sign?* May and June Birthdays

I began the blog with a bit of astrology.  So in keeping with that theme, here is an introduction to the Celtic Zodiac, an art series I created in 2013.  I’ll be posting a new sign each month.  (The entire series is available on my website.  Click the MagickMermaid Studio link at the top of […]

National Chocolate Chip Day

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day in the U.S.!  Let’s make it a world-wide celebration! 🙂 There are several recipes for regular scones online so here is my recipe for 4 Large Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Scones: -Preheat oven to 400 degrees 1-1/3    Cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour 1/4       Cup Organic Sugar (you can […]

Mr. Murphy and Instant Karma

No sooner had I broadcast to the world in my very first blog post that I never have had bad luck on Friday the 13th when…Bam..  A clogged toilet at 9:00pm!  Murphy’s Law (whatever can go wrong, will go wrong) and Instant Karma combined with Mercury Retrograde.  The perfect storm. Tempest in a toilet bowl.  […]

Friday the 13th

Can there be a more auspicious day for the avowed contrarian to begin a blog than Friday the 13th during Mercury Retrograde? The legend of Friday the 13th being a very unlucky day may have something to do  with King Philip IV of France declaring that all Knights Templar be arrested on Friday, 13th May, […]