Happy Summer Solstice and Happy Father’s Day

In the Northern Hemisphere  the summer solstice begins on June 21, 2009 at 1:45 A.M. EDT

That is coming up in an hour. I’m thinking I should run around the backyard naked or something.  Maybe cast a spell of some sort.

Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.  Well I  decided I’m not going to leap through any flames so my crops which consist of one basil plant, one thyme plant and one rosemary plant will just have to grow on their own. No naked dancing either.  I would need a lot of rum to get me to do that.


Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  My dad has been gone for 9 years but I know he’s looking down on me.

Happy Father’s Day Gubby!!!  I love you!!!


My son-in-law will get to celebrate Father’s Day tomorrow for the first time. I can tell already he is going to be a wonderful dad.