The Squire

The Squire An Excerpt from The Häling and the Scottish Templars  A rising gibbous moon peered through thin veils of clouds in the indigo twilight sky. Sir Theobaud de Cherney, waited impatiently. For the first time, he realized the blood smeared across the breastplate of his leather armor, his blood and doubtless the blood of many less fortunate than himself.  Prior…

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My Templar Way Pt 4

PART 4 continued from PART 3 Flying over the Alps, destined for Klagenfurt Austria, those strange stirrings I had felt in Scotland returned. It was a resonance that I would grow very fond of in my many flights to meetings. I only knew that I was happy and grateful! The plane landed in the midst…

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My Templar Way Pt 3

Continued from PART 2 All was not lost because one day, I met Brother Jim, a Rosslyn Chapel docent with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Chapel. Jim and his wife became my dear friends. They supported my quest and offered their hospitality so that I could test the waters with a meeting of the Sauniere…

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Lowest tide of the Year

Along the west coast of the United States, folks call the lowest tides of the year ‘Spring Tides.’  In a stroke of good fortune, I was recently in the right place at the right time to experience the lowest tide of the year at Haystack rocks’ Marine Gardens at Cannon Beach, OR.   As I set…

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Timeless Mythology ~ What to Read After Watching Avengers: Infinity War

Recently I was reading Daniel McCoy’s  GREAT new book “The Viking Spirit” and his website which is filled with interesting explorations of Norse mythology. I was also in the process of writing a book review, when my husband invited me to go to the movies to see “Avengers: Infinity War.” So I set aside my work…

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1996 ~ Scotland

ON THE FLYING SCOTSMAN TRAIN from London to Edinburgh in late June, there was never a dull moment with the church choir I was traveling with… especially on the train. I on the other hand was more introverted and easily drawn to the passing scenery. The further north the train chugged, the lighter my heart…

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My Templar Way ~ Pt 2

Continued from PART 1 Soon after I returned from Eastern Europe in 1994, I traveled to Philadelphia, PA and toured the Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, which just “happened” to be located three blocks from my hotel. I did not know what a Grand Lodge was, nor did I have a clue as to its…

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Beltane Greetings

  Beltane Greetings! Better known as May Day to the broader world, & one of my favorite spokes of the Celtic Wheel of Life.  In America, the night of April 30th passes unnoticed. And yet the festivals of the old Celtic world have marked the passage of seasons for millennia, rich in symbolism that also…

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A New Series on Civilizations

  The complexities of keeping our eyes on the higher goals seem to grow with every sunrise these days.  With the critical mass of humanity is beginning to rouse from its age old slumbers, civilization stands at the threshold of another crucial choice point. In my Series, the Temple Chronicles, The Häling and the Scottish…

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A Remote Yet Relevant Time

Today’s readers need their literature to be relevant, and rightly so! I am often asked why did I choose such a seemingly remote time and place for a story. And the answer is fairly simple…. because the story  is relevant to present times. History may not be repeating itself, but there are definite echoes of…

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