Authentic Connections

When does a sunset take it’s place in the larger scheme of life? After all, it is but a series of fleeting moments cast upon the giant screen of none other than the horizon’s final hurrah of the day. The sun sets at the time of day when most of us are dog tired and…

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Voyage of the Templar Guardians Is Here!

It’s FINALLY HERE!!! Voyage of the Templar Guardians: Book Two of the Templar Chronicles is now available on Amazon. Voyage of the Templar Guardians takes The Temple Chronicles  beyond Scottish shores into unfamiliar places lost to time in a continuation of the Haling and the Scottish Templars. Young Templar squire Adam and his sister, Hannah, must escape war-torn …

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Mary Magdalene Blessings

The Feast Day of Mary Magdalene comes each year on July 22nd/23rd in the liturgical calendar, alongside the Feast of St. John the Baptist (June 22/23rd).  Medieval Templars  and the cistercians venerated this remarkable disciple of Christ, whose legacy is cloaked in subtle symbols due to the church’s distortion of her role in the passion…

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Growing Up Human

Coming of age means different things to different folks. The word ‘maturation’ carries myriads of meanings also. All living creatures progress through various stages of growth; and some even literally metamorphose physically from one creature into another, with remarkable transformation in appearance. Baby mammals grow at astounding rates to reach reproductive maturity, while life cycles…

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Temple Chronicles Glossary: A Guide to Curious Terms

Temple Chronicles Glossary: A Guide to Curious Terms Getting the lay of the land in a foreign country can be confusing. Vernacular is as fluid as the Atlantic ocean dividing North America and Scotland. So this blog post offers a few explanation of words sprinkled through the Temple Chronicles and their context in the story…

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1994 – My Templar Beginnings

  Before I leap into telling my Templar stories, (& there are many…) I must level with you about what brought me to such an unusual passion. It was not because I discovered some family lineage directly connecting me to the documented original Templars. It was not because I had a Ph.D. in medieval history,…

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Confessions of a Red Rock Recluse

I can hardly believe that forty +  years have flown by since I first set foot in Northern Arizona in 1976. My husband Spencer and I were driving west along Route 66  from Texas. He drove a tiny U-Haul truck and I drove my pumpkin orange VW Beetle toward our new home in San Diego.…

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My First Post: Out of the Blue

The finished product of any creation is intrinsically a dream come true… an idea comes into form; the manifestation of thoughts and collaboration. Sometimes the best ideas seemingly appear out of the blue, from unexpected sources, and at surprisingly serendipitous times. And that is exactly how this blog came into being. The idea came one Friday night…

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