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Beloved Friends: In the state of Maine we have had cold rainy days and sweltering sunny days, and all the different kinds of summer weather in between. We hope you have been managing where ever you are. We are offering video links now, and are excited to promote our first one with the poetry of a young Arab girl. To cope with life on the planet Earth, sometimes HUMOR comes in handy too. So we've included morsels of passion, humor, music, and more in this week's Significato feast. Enjoy! more
Gentle Readers... it is Spring, on this Memorial Day, except in upstate New York, which got three feet of snow on Whiteface Mountain, and in Iowa, which experienced serious flooding. We almost feel guilty, since here in Portland, Maine, we went to Crescent Beach in our shirtsleeves and saw people sunning themselves in their bathing suits. We could say "bathing costumes", but we won't.
On this Memorial Day, we want to honor all people who gave their lives in service to a greater good. We hope that one day, such sacrifice will no longer be necessary. more
Gollleee, Ladies and Gents! We don't know about all of you, but here in Maine we are eager for Spring! The Sugar Shacks are making maple syrup, and this Sunday is Maple Sugar Sunday! Mainers everywhere will be crowding to the sugar houses to have pancakes with this season's maple syrup. We've heard rumors of flowers blooming in places south of here. We can't wait for our turn. Many blessings to all as we move into Spring. Yay! more
ABC News has reported that "An early spring is on the way, according to groundhog 'Punxsutawney Phil.' When the Pennsylvania groundhog emerged from his dwelling at Gobbler's Knob Saturday morning, he did not see his shadow."
Here at Significato's offices in Portland, Maine, we're jumping up and down in our long underwear to hear that, because it's "wickit cold" up here. Just wickit. You don't believe us, come on up here and freeze your noses off! Spring is coming, we hope. So... here's our "Mid-Winter" newsletter that you can read over your hot chocolate.
We're also delighted to announce that we have a "Micro-Patron" option for the Significato Journal Renaissance Patron program. You can help Significato build and maintain a world of heart and love and beauty for only $2.50 a month! It's Easy, Automatic and Less than a cup of hot chocolate!!! Visit our Patron Page for more information:
We wish blessings and healing upon those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and all disasters, wars and events that have brought suffering to humanity and nature. As we approach the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012, we wish for a universal awakening of respect, honor and love between all people and the whole of creation.
We've assembled a "Winter Solstice Edition", with items accumulated from the last five months. So... this newsletter has a lot of items in it. But don't worry: just skim down the headlines and click one :-). Our home page also has a "What's New" box. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All! more
Greetings Fellow Earthlings! That might seem like a silly greeting but golly, that's what we are, and what a beautiful earth we share! In this newsletter we have some wisdom, some fun, some instructions and hopefully some beauty. We hope you are enjoying this exquisite summer. Blessings to all! more
Howdy Dear Readers... The lilacs are blooming; the birds are building their nests and the bumblebees are sipping nectar. We hope you can find some nectar in your gardens, too. On the weekend of May 13th, we, Peter and Kimmy Sophia, celebrated our 33rd Engagement Anniversary along with Mother's Day. Peter wrote a wee poem for the occasion, called "Green Leaves and Rubies". May your springtime be lovely! more
We're on a roll! Our goal is to send out updates every time we have five new items. Our hope is to send you things that uplift and inspire you, and that you might like to send on to people you know. There are so many incredible things going on in this world, and we want to help cross-pollinate the bits of beauty that we discover. We're also happy to announce that we've improved our "Renaissance Patron" program, so that interested parties can become "recurring patrons". Thanks for your interest! more
"Oh frabjous day! Calloo! Callay!" We are chorting in our joy, because Maureen Spagnolo has joined our team. Maureen is the photojournalist who has graced us with many of her photographic compositions, and now she is the author of a new section on photography, called PhotoVoyance.
We also are delighted to showcase our first Guest Columnist, Ashok Nalamalapu, the founder of the Sadhana Spiritual Center in South Portland, Maine, with his column, "Letting Go Leads to Inner Flowering".
We've also posted our first video in our new YouTube Significato Films Video Channel, with a "Culture of Heart" video blog by Peter. more
It can't be denied that spring is flirting with us, even up here in the north country. Friends of ours are tapping their maple trees, and Maple Sugar Sunday is only a month away. Smoke in the sugar shack is the first sign of spring around here, not the coming of robins or the bursting forth of crocuses! But whatever the norm is where you live, we are all on the same planet under the same stars, moon and sun. We hope you enjoy this offering on the eve of spring! more
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
Watch our first film right here.
Tag Cloud~ A Chortle of Humor ~ A Concatenation of Software ~ A Dram of Health ~ A Meditation of Spirituality ~ A Murmuration of Movies ~ A Parliament of Quotes ~ A Potpourri of Resources ~ A Soupçon of Foodieness ~ A Worship of Writers and Books ~ An Antiquity of Bygone Writings ~ An Ecstasy of Nature ~ An Exaltation of Music ~ An Illumination of Art ~ An Incredulity of Cool Stuff ~ CD Review ~ Children's Stories ~ Culture ~ Economy ~ Education ~ Environment ~ Family ~ Film ~ Freedom and Human Rights ~ From the Back Porch ~ HeartQuestions ~ Interviews ~ Letters from the Compassionate Pugilist ~ Music Review ~ MusicViews - Music as a Bloodstream ~ One Longfellow Square ~ Peace ~ PhotoVoyance ~ Plays ~ Poetry ~ Service ~ Short Stories and Novellas ~ The Culture of Kindness ~ The Green Wheel ~