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Climbing your family tree at Ancestors Attic

Our speaker for the month of May this year (2016) was Judith Fitchett – committee member for the NZ Society of Genealogists Nelson Branch. She has spoken to us before about her visit to Britain as an… 67 more words

Speaker Of The Month


60,000 years ago the inhabitants of this land were just sitting here, living in the moment. What a deep spirituality these people had, a wonderful sense of community, and a connection to all living things. 146 more words

The Land

At Rest

Final resting place of Thomas Knowlton, my 8X Great Grandfather.  Thomas died in 1774 in Shrewsbury Massachusetts.

I find this a lovely photo.  It does look peaceful



My hair is from Scotland

And the twinkle in my eye

My pasty white skin

Maybe the Island of Skye

My attitude’s my own

Or my mothers I think… 151 more words


Our Tragedy, Our Rage: The Politics of Precarity

It is a feeling all its own to have The Fates not only work against you, but crush you beneath their heel. Not petty troubles or a small “rough patch,” but to witness entire chunks of your life reduced to ash.  3,805 more words


Be Careful What You Ask For

Cardinals flock around my backyard. A male and female, they may be mates. It’s always the same two. I told myself I was going to do some research on cardinals but never got around to it. 59 more words

Spiritual Practice