Why Moon Children Hear Voices

Today being the full moon (sap moon) I thought it was time to share a little moon magic. When the voice in my dream told me that I was chosen because I was a moon child, saying the others I had suggested were star children I didn’t know what it meant. First I thought of…

Why the Civil War Lasted So Long

Everybody knows the American Civil War was the war to free the slaves right? No, it wasn’t. Until I watched the full Ken Burn’s documentary last fall with my son, I had not realized how long it took for Lincoln and the rest of the North to pass the Emancipation Proclamation. The War began on…

Why You Get What You Pay For

In the Japanese Anime “Full Metal Alchemist: the Brotherhood” it is called the “Law of Equivalent Exchange”, in XXXholic, the main character loses one eye and almost his life because he tries to give too much away. In my own western, mostly Christian upbringing it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the…

Why (Some) Martyrs Make Monsters

In my life, I have come across two kinds of angry people, the ones who are angry until you cry and the ones who get angry when you cry. Stay away from the former if you can, they are the ones who have to dominate you, your tears and fear appease them only temporarily. As…

Why Obi-Wan Was More Powerful Dead

“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine,” – Obi-Wan Kenobi “Why?” my son asked me as we enjoyed reliving the first Star Wars movie. “Why would he be more powerful dead?” I smiled, a little embarrassed. I love it when he asks me stuff like this. He…

Why Women Should be Educated

“When you educate a man, you educate one man. When you educate a woman, you educate a whole family.” – my grandmother If only my mother or grandmother had told me this when I was young, I would have known why I needed to go to college. I was raised by others and television, it…

Why Frodo Couldn’t Fly to Mordor

“Do you suppose when Gandalf said “Fly you fools,” he meant for them to get the eagles to fly them to Mt. Doom?” It’s a pretty good joke for fan’s of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. (Flee being a common definition for the word fly.) But as a devoted lover of the books (and movies) as well…

Why I Believe in Astrology

We know that in ancient times the skies were studied to mark the passage of time. Calenders based on the sun and moon are still used today. It is my belief that in those prehistoric times, the beginning of astrology, people got to know each other better than today. After all back then they wouldn’t…

Why Snow is Magic

In childhood, I felt that snow was magic simply because it was so beautiful. I love to watch it fall, and then everything looks different, beautiful and transformed. How could that not be magic? You can see its effect in many movies. In “The Wizard of Oz” Glinda the Good Witch uses it to counteract…