Myths For Kids
Myths, introduced when you are a child, make deep impressions that carry on throughout your life. I discovered Greek myths this way and have had a love of them ever since. The very first myth I ever read explained why we had winter 3 months out of the year. It was a beautiful, gentle tale of the love between a mother and daughter, Demeter and Persephone.
My love of myths and stories and folkore stemmed from this series of books:
"Childcraft was created as a sort of encyclopedia for young children. With simple texts and illustrations, the volumes were designed to make learning fun. Each volume addressed different subjects, including literature — such as short stories and poetry, including fairy tales and nursery rhymes — as well as mathematics and the sciences." ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childcraft
We had the 1974 version of which I read every one, cover to cover, several, several times.
While researching for a simple children's story of how Odin obtained the runes for a post, I discovered this great site with kid stories accompanied by audio; including this one about
'How Odin Lost His Eye.'
"We learn how Odin, the chief of the Norse gods, gained True Wisdom so that he could see everything that was happening, and was about to happen, all at the same time. He had to pay a high price for the gift, as you will hear."
Read by Elizabeth Donnelly. Adapted for Storynory by Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore. Duration 14.32
Follow the link to read or listen to the audio. http://www.storynory.com/2012/02/14/odins-eye/
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Mom: I never known people in this country so hateful, Ohma.
Me: They've always been, mom. People just think they can be open about it now. I'll say this though... you keep watching this (Fox news opinion) and it will always stay that way. They only talk about the hate.
Mom: Shut up, Ohma. I like this channel. They always speak truth.
Me: Why didn't you guys tell me my sister was coming? I would have rearranged my schedule.
Mom: We call you, Ohma.
Me: Today... I can't change things last minute mom.
Mom: Shut up, Ohma. You not so big I can't beat you ass.
From February 2, 2017
Mom: You should be a psychic on TV, Ohma.
Mom: Yeah, Ohma. Get Head Honcho Witch spirit give you some power. You get you own TV show.
Mom: These writers piss me off, Ohma.
Me: What writers?
Mom: They burn down school.
Me: Oh, rioters. The ones protesting that Milo guy.
Mom: Why they have to destroy they school? They should just shoot him. He never talk again.
Me: Yeah... that guy is pretty bad, mom.
Mom: Then he should be shot.
Me: You can't shoot a guy because some people thinks he's a bad man.
Mom: Ohma, If I'm a bad person, talk sheet about people, treat people bad... then kill me, too. There is evil in me. You don't want to keep evil people around.
Watching a show called 'Beat Bobby Flay'
TV: Winner is.... Bobby Flay
Mom: What?!! The other guy was better.
Me: Mom, it's called Beat Bobby Flay... it's already tilted to Bobby winning.
Mom: I know, Ohma, but he should let other people win. He will always have show...let other people win, too.
My mom may be a conservative but she's a liberal at heart.
PS: she has a new haircut.
Feb 4, 2017
When your weekend starts like this, it's gonna be a good time.
The ladies and I were heading out on a short road trip and decided to selfie it just in case we were all lost at once (abducted by aliens, etc). Love these ladies! During the trip we had several conversations, including one about pig bungholes being spongy...
Current convo: balls and bungholes #spongy
Refering to a podcast I had heard from This American Life
Transcript and download available
In my 'On This Day' popped up an article about taking photos when you're fat and how a lot of people who are indeed fat, avoid photos often.
Many years ago, I was quite camera shy because of my weight. That changed. With photos we document our own history; our lives, our loves, our passions, our dreams. I always take several photos now and find the one I like the best. I hope to get selfies with every friend I have and will ever have. :-)
From the article: "Our vanity is no longer enough of a reason to avoid the camera. Life doesn’t wait until you “get thin” enough to capture it. Life is happening... it is happening right now and the only moment we are guaranteed is the one we are living." Click here to read the article from the Huffington Post in full.
I'm totally zen about it now and plan on getting a selfie with every. single. one. of. my . friends.
Everyone has a story to tell; sometimes several, including me. Here are some stories from my life and from others.
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