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My Amazing Life

Yes that's what I said..."my amazing life." There are so many that would look at the life I lead and feel as if it is rather mundane and dull....lol.....if only they knew. The real knack behind having an amazing life is BELIEVING....Believe is my word for 2009 and it is a powerful word. It can refer to God, faith, spirit, justice, and any number of concepts. Yes even faeries. My life is AMAZING.....because I BELIEVE.....and because I look for amazing things and find them in the small treasures of life. Perhaps little trinkets of life that others ignore...So here are seven reasons my life is amazing...oh there are many more but seven seems to be "the number" ....there are seven days in a week....so.....

1. My life is amazing because I have the most amazing friends. I have a friend about to be deployed (2nd time) and her courage and faith in life is amazing...I have a friend who has raised a lovely daughter by herself, a friend in Mexico that makes me smile, a fri…

The Tunnel: Part Three

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The tunnel.....urban legend....oh wait maybe that should be....rural lore....lol....or a place of paranormal activity?? It's kind of hard to distinguish....when examining the history of the tunnel and the land surrounding it....first of all, there has for a long time been comments referring to "rag heads". Is this the religious group that supposedly owns and operates a compound or resort or whatever that particular place is? Perhaps the 'rag heads" even predate that facility and refer to some sort of cult like or naturalistic group. Many old timers can mention them but really provide few details of the group. EDITED: Some called them rag heads because they wore some type of head dress....however I have also found reference to the term "shake rag" being used for the group.

Then here's a little tidbit I just picked up....tales have it that reflected in the water of the tunnel and the puddles around it, one can catch glimpses of severed hands...."…

Lessons Forgotten

Old songs play
Over again
Like scratched records
Stuck

Melodies
Sweet perhaps
Lost now
Second time around

Blame
A skipping song
Bittersweet
Nothing learned

Past lessons
Ignored
Like nightmares
Reoccurring.

Books
Carelessly tossed
Across the bed
Unopened, useless

Lessons unlearned
Presented again
Mastery just
An illusion.

@ G.Schenck 2009

Friday the 13th Ghost Hunt

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Here is a picture by the gate of the cemetery where we took the pictures that showed all the orbs last time. This trip we managed to get out and walk around for just a bit. A couple people stayed in the car. I stood by the fully open door of the car for quite some time listening while three others in our group wandered around in the dark cemetery for a bit. As I was standing by the car I kept thinking I heard, what I guess I will describe as chanting in the distance somewhere. I kept trying to figure out where it was coming from. I ventured away from the car about 20 -30 feet into the edge of the cemetery. Three others remained with the car. Suddenly I heard the car door slam shut very loudly. The hunters that remained with the car told me the door slammed shut very hard all by itself. They immediately called for the others to return to the car so we could leave. About the same time the door slammed, my niece in the back seat was shivering cold and my daughter also in the backseat be…

Friday the 13th Ghost Hunt

It's almost time to journey out...hopefully some pics and good stories tomorrow!!! I think we are going to have to start charging for our ghost hunts...everyone is interested...lol

Wandering the Paths of My Mind

I've been thinking a lot lately...Dangerous past time...thinking...it tends to led us off in directions perhaps best left alone.

I've been thinking about people and what motivates their behavior and honestly....the only time I think about that is when their behavior is annoying, frustrating, unbelievably stupid, insensitive, or irrational.....or perhaps some other things...but you get the point...usually something with a negative connotation. I've been thinking about clutter...yes clutter...lol....REAL clutter and how it sucks the life out of us, EMOTIONAL CLUTTER and how its probably the hardest to get rid of, MIND clutter and how we juggle so much stuff in our heads...it gets overwhelming...I've been thinking about legends and lore and how most of the time there's some level of truth to them...it's just sorting out what is what. Stories handed down through the ages are the most colorful and thought provoking.I've been thinking about what's fair and wha…

Tunnel Lore Part 3

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There's some weird stuff in the woods around The Tunnel. For example why are these stones stacked like this and painted purple?? Ok ...purple...no hunting but they are located in a strange place and further back in the woods in several locations are stone alter like constructions. While they certainly don't appear very threatening, it does make one wonder why. There are some other oddities I'll be sharing with you along the way. However I have a story. A story that happened quite a few years back.

On the road leading up to The Tunnel there are two low water bridges. Low water bridges are simply slabs of concrete poured in the creek and when the water's low they serve as bridges, when the waters high....well good luck. The second one is pretty close to the tunnel itself. On this particular night, several teens were crossing the second bridge and gasped when they looked up to see a person in a dark robe standing directly in front of the car. He reached out a hand and put…

Tunnel Disclaimer

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The road leading up to the tunnel itself is a county road so anyone can drive on it. However the tunnel and the land surrounding it is private property. Please take note of this!!!

The Tunnel Part Two

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Some of the "artwork" inside the tunnel. One can see where the name came from.
Even in daylight the center of the tunnel is very dark and eerie.

Pausing for a moment to listen to the metallic tinging noises.


Another picture, the light slashy sounds in the water are a little freaky too but perhaps just water dripping from unknown locations.

The Tunnel: Part One

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I'm going to be doing a short series of posts on The Tunnel....I'd like to include some history, some local lore, and personal experiences and observations. Some people call it Satan's Tunnel, some people call it the Devil's Tunnel, I simply call it The Tunnel, don't want to give it any more spooky power than already seems to exist in this lonely tunnel at the end of a now dead end road, in the middle of no where surrounded by woods that have their own history. I've known of the tunnel all my life and quite honestly the lore about it has increased dramatically about it over time. Perhaps a result of more people hiking into the middle of nowhere to see it. Or pehaps as a result of the witness of more people to some unusual occurences.


In the photo above...we are actually coming back out of The Tunnel...we managed to make it all the way through and take a look at the other side despite the weird noises and a couple of unusual things. There's some water in the …

It's MT

So it's Margarita Thursday....and there will be all sorts of comings and goings because people will be arriving and leaving at different times....that's okay!! I'll get to enjoy a lot of company!! With my new meds...only one glass of sangria for me...so I'll sip it slowly. But I've never been one that needs to drink to enjoy MT...so it's all good! And I'm feeling a lot more energetic than I have it several months so it's worth it!

Hmmm....shall I take a deck or two with me?..yes...yes I think the Alice cards will do nicely...and maybe hmmmm.....I'm not sure...perhaps Wild Wisdom of the Faeries. We are heading to El Jimadors tonight.. the ORIGINAL location of MT....lately we have been rotating to different spots.

We need to compare notes for our NEXT night time ghost hunt....November 13th....Friday the 13th....YIKES. I'm not sure I'm up for it...last time was a little too much excitement for me. I'm sure there will plenty of other things to…

Follow Your Heart

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I've had an absolutely horrific day...but I'm feeling better now....was very ill but am starting to feel a little better although there will still be some ups and downs in the process of getting my blood pressure under control. The doctor says that lucky for me I felt so bad or I wouldn't have came in even though they told me at the health screening that I needed to. LOL....my doc really knows me...:) Most of the time high blood pressure is known as "the silent killer" and only a very few people experience the symptoms I have been having...but anyway lets not dwell on that...instead let's think about the lovely motto above.

Follow your heart....yes I know that's only half of the motto but it's the part that resonates with me. I believe it truly and I also believe that about 90-95% of people fail to do just that. So we have suicide rates skyrocketing, an enormous percentage of people diagnosed with depression, and tons of just plain old unhappy people.…

Boo Bash Three...2009

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Well Boo Bash Three was a lot of fun. The weather was delightful, the food was awesome, and the laughter and conversation was enlightening!! Kelsey dressed as a school girl, I'm the cat, Christy is a doctor, and Katie is one of the girls from Girls Gone Wild!!
Here's one of our group pictures...some people just dressed up with signs...Come on people....Halloween just comes around once a year...lets have some fun!

Here's most of our MT group....posing for a picture...out on the patio where we had two fire pits going. We laugh a lot and some times cry a little, bitch some and gossip more...but in the end....it's life...and if you don't have friends...what do you have?


Two of my best friends....The Joker and The Penguin....LOL....I guess I'm Cat Woman....Meow...Hiss...Even though I might get annoyed at them...these two are always there through thick and thin...through some bad times and lots of good time...and yes WE really are three villians...!!!

All in all...Bo…

November Full Moon

This afternoon...I'll put up a little post about last night's Boo Bash....but I've yet to get the pictures uploaded and what is a Boo Bash post without some pics? In the meantime...I'm going to do some musings about the November Full Moon...

I've a bit of an interest in lore involving the moon and full moons in particular...I've read a tad here and there but not intensively...and not with a deep astrology base...I get lost in all that....this is just a little personal interest in the moon and stories, lore, history, beliefs etc about the moon.

Pretty common knowledge that things are suppose to go "crazy on a full moon"...some call it lore but many of us...live it out in our daily lives...there is some energy involving a full moon...that brings out a bit of looniness...if not full blowen insanity...!!! If you think about it on a simple common sense level....it makes sense....if the moon can affect the OCEANS...entire bodies of water...why mightn't t…