Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful,
and don’t forget to make some art —
write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
~ Neil Gaiman ~

Happy Holidays 2014

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Happy Lammas!

Just updated to the latest rev of WordPress (3.6).  Trying out the lovely new theme which I felt had a bit of a fall feel to it.

Hope everyone has a blessed harvest!


Arrgghhh, Talk Like a Pirate, matey!!

Your pirate name is:

      Dread Pirate  Kidd

Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. Even though you’re not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate.      Arr!

Sophia Mae!

Introducing Sophia Mae Wirtz my new (and first) grand-baby!! 😀













November 30th, 2011 at 3:11 PM in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

6 pounds, 15 ounces, & 19 inches











Merry Midsummer!

A Prayer to the Sun

The sun is high above us

shining down upon the land and sea,

making things grow and bloom.

Great and powerful sun,

we honor you this day

and thank you for your gifts.

Ra, Helios, Sol Invictus, Aten, Svarog,

you are known by many names.

You are the light over the crops,

the heat that warms the earth,

the hope that springs eternal,

the bringer of life.

We welcome you, and we honor you this day,

celebrating your light,

as we begin our journey once more

into the darkness.