June 2016 Newsletter

june_16This is only the second time in the last 14 years I have no idea what to write about, because it would appear the whole month was a continuation of the last one.

My niece Claudia was visiting from Frankonia. I broke ribs on the second day of her visit and was reminded what prolonged pain can feel like, since I had to drive and accommodate events while she was here, pain-pills were not an option until each day ended.

On one of our out and about trips to town we decided to treat ourselves at Wagners, the German Bakery in town. We were really upset when they refused to sell us….in their sit down Cafe… a piece of cake along with the coffee we ordered. There were many cakes, Cheese, Blackforest, Chocolate, Buttercream and Fruittortes. Read more …


Underground Cave of the Crystals

In the year 2000, the “Cave of the Crystals” was discovered by miners excavating a tunnel for the Naica Mine in Mexico. The main chamber contains some of the largest natural crystals ever found in any underground cave. What are the mysteries of inner Earth? http://atlanteangardens.blogspot.com/2016/04/secret-subterranean-worlds-of.html

I want to share a “Newsletter” I wrote from August 2006. It is timely now because it effects so many of us. Feeling Earthquaky, do you?

Newsletter – August 2006

Since we as a people have gotten used to color coding a multitude of things, objects events and or occurrences these past five years one could agree that Mr. Yuck Stickers are utterly outdated.  No one has to explain to us what it is we are looking at when the weather map displays an array of multi charted red zones.  You got it – Heat Wave.  We seek desperately to blame someone for our temporary dilemma mainly the opposite which is a deep freeze while hoping for the opposite to like magic appear on command.  This of course does not happen in an instant and our anxiety multiplies as a result of our impatience.  Nothing seems to go our way these days.  Everyone is heading for the department store in order to purchase that one more fan.  Surprise, surprise.  We did not know it would get hot.  I did not order this.  No one told me.  Ask a three year old how he or she feels if they are capable of arranging their words properly they may tell you they are so stressed.  But stress as defined in part by Webster is “burdened, pressure, tension, urgency, accent, emphasis, significance and wait.”  In 1994 my very first article ever published appeared in a little local paper.  It is entitled “Feeling Earthquaky”.  When I opened the paper it read “Feeling Earthquacky”  I was upset.  A typo you suppose?  In hindsight you decide.  Here you are, feeling earthquacky.

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TAURUS/VENUS – Forecast 2016

by Sandy Johnson

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and it is all about reward. Unlike the Aries individual who loves the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game.  And that is a very interesting concept.  The Taurus person loves hard work, and doing that work to achieve their goals. They love the idea of achieving all that comes with the hard work they put in. Whatever the project may be, family, career, school anyone of these.  The satisfaction that they feel from all of their hard work transfers into the physical pleasures and the material goods that they receive from this. The new house, the nicest car, the best schools for their children, gourmet food, fine wines and the list goes on. Only the best for the Taurus individual and their families, they are very into the idea and concept of the family unit and will do anything to make and keep them secure and keep them that way.  There is no doubt that they love he good life and all that comes with it. Taurus is a fixed earth sign, so their feet are very firmly planted in the ground. So they can often be very determined, bull-headed and stubborn. In some instances this can be a good trait, but that is not always the case. Sometimes these traits can also work against them, but as it is with all of the signs of the zodiac, it is a personal choice if you decide to go with the higher or lower energy of your sign at birth. If you choose the lower energy, daily life will be difficult and if you choose the higher energy, you are on your way to a more positive and peaceful life.
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