Wildflowers at Borrego Springs by John and Katharina Notarianni

Wildflowers blooming in Borrego Springs desert by John and Katharina Notarianni

Wildflowers like these photographed by John and Katharina Notarianni in the Anza-Borrego desert near San Diego will be coming into bloom in the next few weeks. This is a great opportunity for photographers to capture flowering cacti, ocotillo and other subjects in the Southwest desert landscape.

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‘Noname’ by Richard C Richards


The moon sits on the owl’s shoulder.

The moon sits on the mountain’s shoulder

On this most unnatural night

As I feel my way among the images.

The owl is made of fire,

There is fire inside the owl,

His feathers sparkle with it.

There is fire within the tree.

The images blur and coalesce

With moon, owl and fire

Until there is nothing,

No image at all.

In the dark clear light of blankness

Only the sound of the owl: When?

When will the images coalesce?

Being a seer with no sight,

Being a god with no right,

Being a bird with no flight

Is damned hard work.

If I had known it was like this

I wouldn’t have gotten into the racket.

Richard C. Richards, circa 1970

From ‘Poems That Almost Got Away‘, published by Healing Time Books, is available on Amazon.com

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‘The Question’ from Poetry MS Volume 1 by E. Reenah McGill

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‘The Question’

How long do you run the eternal mile?

Do you reach an end?

Is every step a cry against the sky?

Do you reach an end?

Can you reach out, run without a doubt?

Do you reach an end?

Is every post a sign to run and run anow?

Do you reach an end?

Can daisies hold you?

Do birds enfold you?

Even now do you know the end?

              E. Reenah McGill

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“Learning what to eat to be healthy with a trim body and lots of energy has been a pursuit of mine for a long time with limited success. Then I discovered while studying and practicing Oriental Medicine that each person falls into one of five major groups. With this knowledge I found a new but ancient method to eat foods which are good for me physically, mentally and spiritually. To that I combined this information into a system that could help anyone who wanted to achieve the same goals we all want for a lean, trim body that easily carries us through the day. I have tested it with unlimited numbers of people and it worked. Then I added hypnosis based on my work with Dr. Marianne Zaugg and together we created this system to help you achieve the healthy weight goals of our clients. It has been a wonderful, fulfilling journey and I hope you’ll take the journey also.” — Reverend Dr. E. Reenah McGill, LAc, DOM

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Looking for a unique gift for your child? Consider Marilyn Marlow’s ‘Love and Light’

Looking for a unique gift for your child? Consider Marilyn Marlow’s ‘Love and Light’ (English with Spanish) or ‘Amor y Luz’ (Spanish with English), a colorful and inspirational myth that ignites the imagination and warms the heart, available through Amazon.


“Marilyn always knew she would be a teacher. What she didn’t anticipate was the day the recruiter came into her college art class. Four days after graduation she left for Guatemala, Central America as a Peace Corps Volunteer where she learned Spanish and worked with Mayan artists for the next two years. ‘Amor y Luz: Un Mito de la Creación’ (Spanish Edition) / ‘Love and Light ~  A Creation Myth’ (English Edition), handwritten nearly forty years ago, was inspired by experiences living close to the land in the highlands of Guatemala. Perhaps too, it was a way to discover a personal connection with our privileged heritage of living on this planet.”