Category Archives: family

It’s Taken More than Sixty-Five Years to Get Over It

Raven and Me In late summer, 1956, I was bitten by a German Shepherd. I was six years of age. It was traumatic to me, especially since I had been farmed out to the Duff family in New Lowell, while … Continue reading

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How Appropriate for Father’s Day…

Our Dad Shows Up in My Dream Last Night Having had a very busy day, yesterday, attending a family wedding (which was surprisingly emotional for me), I resolved to have a good night’s sleep, but also to remember whatever my … Continue reading

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The Sha*ping* of My Family

CDSM Family Tree Yes, of course I could have tried to import an image from our 7,400+ extended family tree but that would have entailed exposing private details to the world and his uncle. So, what you get is this … Continue reading

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Are You Feeling a Little Love/Hate Thing, Today?

Leo Full Moon (February 16, 2022) When the world and his uncle were predicting a Russian invasion of Ukraine today, I wondered if the Leo Full Moon was to blame. It’s a delicate matter trying to predict what countries and … Continue reading

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Why Some Pets Seem More Like Friends to Us

Susan and Kaiya This might seem outrageous, too, but I swear that astrology plays a big role in how pets and their owners get along. Compare my wife’s birth chart with that of our latest acquisition. Does there not seem … Continue reading

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Does Astrology Work with Our Dogs, Too?

BeBe (May 24, 2008) I have a fairly easy relationship with my dog. She tells me what she wants, and I do it. She’s quietly assertive in other ways, too. When we go for a walk, she leads the way, … Continue reading

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Does Astrology Work with Our Pets?

Kaiya (July 19. 2017) It’s a thought that never goes away: are our pets subject to the same planetary influences as we are? Our parrot’s ‘birth’ time is unknown (she hatched out of her egg). I’ve set the clock for … Continue reading

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A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Insights

Playing the Games of Life on a Chessboard Originally written as a poem (“Upon Peace”) in 1965, as a protest about the ways of the world, I adapted it into a play in 1978, using my son (Derek) as the … Continue reading

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Can Madness Link Two Lives?

Elizabeth Thorpe (May 17, 1963) This is awkward, to say the least: my sister, Elizabeth is schizophrenic. She has been this way since her late teens, blaming our mother for hypnotizing her and thereby allowing the Devil to enter her … Continue reading

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I Told You that We were Programmed, too

Lies My Mother Told Me This looks like I’m going for the humour of the situation, but, instead, I’m trying to demonstrate how simple it was for you to buy into a long tradition of your ‘mother’s wise words’. Take … Continue reading

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