2018 Cosmic Calendar

2018 Cosmic Calendar

by Amy Martin  www.Moonlady.com Many seasonals and New and Full Moons fall on weekends this year. . . Full Moon weekends in March, April (Wesak!), July, August, and December (Winter Solstice!). . . Easter is set on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after Easter. Since Easter this year falls on the 3rd day of the Full Moon phase, they …

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Women’s March Dallas 2018: Pink Strength

Women’s March Dallas 2018: Pink Strength

Attending the 2017 Women’s March in Austin was a wild ride. Plans for a Dallas one seemed vague, and the charter buses to Austin were filling up, so off I went to the capitol. But in 2018, I could not imagine being anywhere else but Dallas. The Women’s March Dallas was well organized and clearly missioned.  I estimate there were about …

Freaky Feet: Crawford Memorial Park – Jan 6 2018

Freaky Feet: Crawford Memorial Park – Jan 6 2018

8700 Elam Rd, Dallas, TX 75217 – southeast Dallas in southern Pleasant Grove near where Elam or Prairie Creek Rd. and US 175, just east of S. Buckner 3 miles east of the Trinity River Audubon Center • Parking: To access the southern third, park in the southernmost (of 2) parking lots on Prairie Creek Rd. Otherwise, parking lot is by …

Joy to the Circus

Joy to the Circus

on Stage

Photos: Zan Keith Photography. Slappy and Monday, above; Johnathan Lee Iverson, below.  Cirque Joyeux, the latest from the Dallas-based Lone Star Circus, offers up an entertaining holiday show at Dallas Children’s Theater. by Amy Martin published Saturday, December 30, 2017 Dallas — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus may be no more, but Dallas is the beneficiary with the …

Earth, Sky, Fun: Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai

Earth, Sky, Fun: Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai

on Stage

The visual and conceptual weirdness of Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai moves from Fort Worth to Frisco this week. by Amy Martin published Monday, December 18, 2017   Fort Worth — The cosmic union of Earth (a petite yellow volcanic sprite) and the sky (a pale white feathered Icarus), the power of love and humor to vanquish demonic forces, how cooperation is the crux …

North Texas Wild: Mathews Prairie goes into win column for prairie preservationists

North Texas Wild: Mathews Prairie goes into win column for prairie preservationists

on Nature

 By Amy Martin   The Native Prairies Association of Texas raised $60,000 this fall to purchase and maintain the 100-acre Mathews Prairie outside of Greenville. Photos courtesy of Amy Martin. Dec. 12, 2017 Every day a few more acres slip away. To a developer, a prairie looks like a flat field ready-made for concrete, empty space waiting to be filled. To a naturalist, …

North Texas Wild: Former Dallas rehabber uses care with animal invaders

North Texas Wild: Former Dallas rehabber uses care with animal invaders

on Nature

Squirrels and raccoons are the most common critters to make their way into homes. Photos courtesy of Bonnie Bradshaw. By Amy Martin Dec. 6, 2017 Saving animals is addictive. We rarely are privy to the full impact we have on the world. With wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, it’s right there in front of you — until you’re hopefully able to release back …

An American Hippie in Bastogne

An American Hippie in Bastogne

by Amy Martin   Find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground. Mother earth will swallow you; lay your body down. ~ Find the Cost of Freedom, Stephen Stills Looking out from the hill of Mardasson in rural Belgium, steeply folded hills of the Ardennes forest broaden out into green valleys. So peaceful, like it had always been that …

Witch of the French Opera

Witch of the French Opera

by Amy Martin The French Quarter breathes with history, an ageless part of New Orleans that never sleeps, never dies. Perhaps that’s why ghosts are there. Ghosts are apparitions of the past, caught in the present where they don’t belong. Yet in the Vieux Carre, they don’t seem out of place at all. Back in the ‘90s, a boyfriend and …

Green Neighborhoods: Lakewood overflows with green amenities

Green Neighborhoods: Lakewood overflows with green amenities

on Nature

The Lakewood neighborhood, near Lower Greenville Avenue, features a plethora of retail and recreation that appeals to green-minded folks. Photo courtesy of Lakewood Adaptive Rowing. By Amy Martin  Oct. 17, 2017 A pastoral, urban enclave of green elegance, Lakewood boasts genteel homes and sizeable trees on rolling slopes down to White Rock Lake. To its south is Junius Heights, a region of …

North Texas Wild: Funds needed to save Blackland Prairie parcel in Hunt County

North Texas Wild: Funds needed to save Blackland Prairie parcel in Hunt County

on Nature

The Native Prairies Association of Texas aims to raise $50,000 to buy the Paul Mathews Prairie in Hunt County. Photos courtesy of NPAT.  By Amy Martin, Sept. 7, 2017 When less than 1 percent of an ecosystem remains, a few thousand acres out of the millions prior, the opportunity to preserve it is a genuinely big deal. Such is the case with the Blackland …

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