MUCHAS GRACIAS

Thanksgiving. Brought to you in living Technicolor. And bigger than any wide-screen TV. Don’t touch that dial. The moment has come. Dinner is served. Thanksgiving—a traditional meal of many colors. Equal to a painter’s palette. Each dish bringing something different to the table. Kinda like people. The golden brown turkey. The golden yellow yams. Turkey […]

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AS THE WHEEL TURNS

“The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.” — Nityananda And the square is the hub of Mason. From there you can roam along three major spokes. And one almost major. North by northwest. Or south or east. With lots to discover OFF the square. Saunter south down Highway 87. […]

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LOVE ASCENDS

Here’s the church. Here’s the steeple. Open the doors. Here’s all the people. On any given Sunday, it’s bound to be true. Formal worship, that is. With churches full of people. Beginning at 8:30. At First United Methodist Church. (Second service is 10:50). And 9:00 at River of Life for those who speak Spanish. (Otherwise, […]

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COLOR IT FALL

Topaz. Now there’s a gem of a gem. November’s birthstone. And Mason’s own indigenous rock. You might find one at Country Collectibles. Or Benjie’s. Maybe in Underwood’s Antique Mall. Or Market Square. And The Thing Is. Or Shooting Star. You can also see a huge one on display at Mason Square Museum. And Country Collectibles. […]

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BOO!

Halloween Coming soon to a haunted house near you. Meantime, there’s HALLOWINE. At Sandstone Cellars Winery. Saturday, October 28th. From 6 – 10 pm. Just east of the Square. Tuesday, October 31st is actually Halloween. Can’t believe it’s here already. Time flies. Whether on a broomstick or not. Black comes to mind. As in black […]

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LET IT RAIN

Singin’ in the rain. We’re happy again. In the early morning rain. And nowhere to go. Raindrops keep falling on our heads. Cuz, Baby, the rain must fall. Nearly 800 songs exist about rain. Rain changes perspective. Forget praying for peace in the Middle East. Pray for rain! Talk about an attitude adjustment. That’ll solve […]

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TRASH OR TREASURE?

Tabula rasa. Beginner’s mind. Blank page. Clean slate. Ah, clarity. Simplicity. Emptiness. The opposite of “horror vacui.” That is, fear of empty space. Aristotle thought it up. Believing nature feared emptiness. That empty spaces sucked in gases and liquids to avoid being empty. Whoever heard of nature avoiding anything. Look at the plethora of hurricanes […]

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