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Updated: Jan 16, 2015
Fascinating Ice at Swallowfalls

Swallowfalls by Maureen Spagnolo

Maureen Spagnolo took this shot at Swallowfalls, Maryland, which shows the mystery and beauty of the frozen waterfall in the dead of winter. Maureen says "The frozen falls look like a magical fairyland, glistening in the sun - which has no effect other than to create sparkles."
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Columns & Essays

Pre-Sale Announcement of New Book: The Living Compass of Kindness and Compassionate Love
~ Eighty-Eight Essays, Poems, and Stories about Building a World of Love and Beauty
I have the great pleasure to announce that we will be publishing a new book soon, called:

The Living Compass of Kindness and Compassionate Love

~ Eighty-Eight Essays, Poems, and Stories about Building a World of Love and Beauty

written by yours truly,
Peter Falkenberg Brown.
The Beautiful Gifts of the Spirit World
Completely Revised and Expanded on Jan. 1 and Jan. 14, 2015
When I reflect about these gifts I always come back to the same conclusion that the Creator of the beautiful gifts of the spirit world must have been motivated by an intense and enduring love for each of us. Each of the gifts is so absolutely perfect for human beings—so fulfilling, so charming, and so delightful in every way. Each of the gifts fosters and multiplies love and beauty and joy.

I believe that the realm of the spirit world was created to be a place of happiness that is almost unimaginable from our vantage point in the physical world which has so often been described as “hell on earth.”
Inanna Sisters In Rhythm "One Love, One Heart" Winter Solstice Concert
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland ME ~ December 21, 2014 ~
inanna sisters in rhythm under the sun On December 21st, Peter and I went to see Inanna Sisters in Rhythm’s “One Love, One Heart” Winter Solstice Celebration - our third time seeing them at One Longfellow Square. My, my, my they get better with age. What a group of gorgeous, talented women!
Eli Wallach and Me
Actor Eli Wallach passed away at the age of 98 on June 24th, 2014. Eiji Yoshikawa shares his personal experience with Mr. Wallach here. (Click on images to see larger versions.)
Eli Wallach’s first movie role was playing a Sicilian immigrant in Elia Kazan’s 1956 award-winning film, Baby Doll.
The Maryland Renaissance Fair - A Good Day Out!
Actors You arrive as spectator, and are soon transformed into a participant. The Maryland Renaissance Festival embraces you as you step through the gates into Revel Grove—a 16th century English village with maypole dancing, knights jousting, me-ladies parading...
Swans Island Sweet Chariot Festival, 2014
Venue: Swan’s Island, Maine ~ August 5, 6, and 7, 2014 ~
Rowboats on Swans Island The Sweet Chariot Festival is one of the best kept musical secrets in Maine. It was conceived as the brainchild of Doug Day of Camden, Maine (and Swans Island too) twenty-five years ago..
Models of Love
Painted Turtle Walking through a small park near our home, I am awash with what I perceive to be messages of love from our beautiful earth, blooming and unfolding in an orgy of color and sound.
The Omnipresent Embrace
~ Seeking a mystical relationship of love with the omnipresent God ~
By recognizing the divine around us, we will eventually reach the point where we conclude that the love and beauty that we’ve been resonating with must have an invisible Creative Source. Whether we call that source God, or something else, is unimportant.
The Incarnational Rights of Men and Women
~ The Illumination and Flowering of Homo Incarnatus ~
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the American Declaration of Independence support the view that all humans are “incarnational peers” with “equal and inalienable rights,” from the humblest individual to the very top of governmental and social structures. They are peers based on the central acknowledgment that all humans are incarnational men and women, whether birthed from a Creative Intelligence or simply the Quantum Universe.
Katey Branch and Deb Hensley:
A Joyful Celebration of Motherhood
Venue: Bhakti In Motion Yoda Studio, Portland, Maine
~ May 10, 2014 ~
Deb Hensley and Katey Branch Two singer/songwriter mothers, Katey Branch and Deb Hensley, were there to entertain us and to honor motherhood. It felt unusually intimate because we were sitting in a circle with the singers.

A Parliament of Quotes

Marilynne Robinson: Generosity of Spirit
Marilynne Robinson “the language of public life has lost the character of generosity...” more

Mo' Bliss

Peter and the Christmas Russian Hat

I got an unexpected gift of money at Christmas, so I went online and found a hat that I had been looking for, for quite a while.

It's a Russian Ushanka hat, and it's one of the warmest hats in the world. It's made in Canada, from Mouton Sheepskin, which is the warmest fur for wet snow climates like Portland. (It's incredibly soft.) Beaver is the warmest for dry cold, according to the company.

Capsule Review: PhraseExpander 4 is a 5-Star Program

All in all, I vote wholeheartedly for PhraseExpander. Version 4 solved the major issues that I had with it, and I’m now very satisfied with the program.

Valerie Taylor and Honey the Eel

... Over a period of years returning to the Indonesian island of Banda, Valerie visited a spotted Moray Eel which she named Honey. ...


Help the World

Help the Philippines Recover from Typhoon Rammasun

We want to help raise awareness about Typhoon Rammasun's disastrous effect in the Philippines.

Solar Freakin' Roadways

Solar Freakin' Roadways
What a time we’re living in! One of the latest amazing developments for the sake of humanity is the innovation of SOLAR ROADWAYS, created by Scott and Julie Brusaw.

Wonderbag Cooks Food and Serves Humanity

Some of the biggest challenges for people in Third World countries have to do with food preparation. Gathering water and firewood for cooking are two of the most time consuming, and often dangerous jobs, for women and children.

“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
Watch our first film right here.


Stories & Poetry

To Be A Monster

Writer's Digest Poem a Day Challenge, Top Ten Winner for Day 27, 2014
wumpus Monsters like the sight of blood, and dragging victims through the mud.

July Storm

Elizabeth Coatsworth Like a tall woman walking across the hayfield
the rain came slowly, dressed in crystal and the sun.


Burning Candle I light the candle,
smudge the sage,
call in directions and the
keepers of the land and sky.


From the Editors

Peter Falkenberg Brown and Kimmy Sophia BrownWe are still actively looking for volunteer contributing editors and writers to help build the Significato Journal to its next stage. Contact us for more info if you think you would like to write something about nectar for the soul.

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What's New

Peter and the Christmas Russian Hat
Pre-Sale Announcement of New Book: The Living Compass of Kindness and Compassionate Love
The Beautiful Gifts of the Spirit World
Inanna Sisters In Rhythm "One Love, One Heart" Winter Solstice Concert
Fascinating Ice at Swallowfalls
Eli Wallach and Me
Marilynne Robinson: Generosity of Spirit
The Maryland Renaissance Fair - A Good Day Out!
To Be A Monster
Autumn Sings a Minor Key
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