North Texas Wild: Bring nature into your holiday

North Texas Wild: Bring nature into your holiday

on Nature

Photo from the Interlochen Holiday Lights in Arlington. Enjoy the holidays with Solstice celebrations, natural decorating, outdoor lighting, green gifts, winter hikes and bird counts. By Amy Martin   Dec. 6, 2016 While technology and news drive us 24/7, nature has a different plan. Bursting forth with vigor in the spring, hitting a steady summer stride,and winding down in the fall. …

Holiday Humor Roundup

Holiday Humor Roundup

on Comedy

Chief Comedy Critic Amy Martin on the laughs you shouldn’t miss in December, from sketch to stand-up to a Fun House experience. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, November 30, 2016   After this excruciating election season, conversations around the family holiday dinner table may be a bit tense. Prep yourself with a hearty dose of humor. Fun House Theatre and …

North Texas Wild: Bringing nature into your holiday

North Texas Wild: Bringing nature into your holiday

on Nature

Where to celebrate the solstice in DFW and see the best light displays, along with tips for natural decorating and green gifts. Dec. 16, 2014 By Amy Martin For thousands of years, we lived by nature’s rhythms, stirring in the spring, expanding in the summer, gathering in the fall and resting in winter. You might say it’s in our DNA. …

Texas Faith: Is Christmas a religious holiday or a cultural one?

Texas Faith: Is Christmas a religious holiday or a cultural one?

  TEXAS FAITH: Is Christmas a religious holiday or a cultural one? question by Bill McKenzie / Editorial Columnist Editor’s Note: This entry marks my last one as co-moderator of this wonderful blog. As this column explains, I am making a move to the George W. Bush Institute. After getting settled, I look forward to becoming a panelist and contributing …

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Christmas

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Christmas

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Christmas by Amy Martin   Commentary What Christmas Is All About from Peanuts Tis The Season To Be Moody by Tales Of Mere Existence (video) A Letter about Santa and God by  Gillie English Bishop An urgent message from Santa Anger in the Service of Justice: Following Jesus’ Example by Rev. Peter M. Wallace Angels Among …

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Winter Solstice

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Winter Solstice

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Winter Solstice by Amy Martin   Overview Winter Solstice: astronomy & traditions   Lore The Siberian Shamanism Origins of Santa Claus: Reindeer, Pine Trees, and.. Mushrooms Global Goddess: Yule 2013 A Solstice Tale by Hecate Demeter The Winter Solstice: The Sun Is Born! by Donna Henes Global Goddeess: Yule 2012 Literature Poetry for Winter Solstice Winter …

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation:  Thanksgiving

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Thanksgiving

The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Thanksgiving by Amy Martin THANKSGIVUKKAH How To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah, The Best Holiday Of All Time Thanksgiving, Hanukkah overlap in unprecedented calendar oddity  by Jeffrey Weiss The True Meaning of Thanksgivukkah by Yaira A. Robinson Thanksgivukkah by Wikipedia   ARTICLES Gratitude by Wikipedia Gratitude Tools from BeliefNet: Count Your Blessings Thanksgiving Prayers and Blessings with slide show …

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Summer Solstice

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Summer Solstice

  The Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Summer Solstice by Amy Martin ~ www.Moonlady.com   Glad midsommar! ???????? ????????? Felíz solsticio! Bon solstice ?????? ????????? Happy solstice, y’all! SOLSTICE 2013 Everything you need to know: June solstice 2013 Summer Solstice 2013: Why It’s the First Day of Summer Gallery: The summer solstice as seen from Stonehenge June solstice 2013 brings northernmost sun Solstice …

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Pi Day

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Pi Day

 Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Pi Day   Pi Day: celebrating mathematics Pi Day Wiki Exploratorium does Pi Day 18 Ridiculously Geeky Pi Jokes PiKu WikiHow: How to Celebrate Pi Day  

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Valentine’s Day ~ 02-14

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Valentine’s Day ~ 02-14

 Moonlady Holiday Compilation Valentine’s Day Conventional Valentine’s Day Overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day History http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day The Origin of St. Valentine’s Day: The Pagan Festival of Lupercalia http://www.shamanswell.org/shaman/pagan-festival-lupercalia-origin-st-valentines-day Antique and vintage Valentines, 1850–1950 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day#Antique_and_vintage_Valentines.2C_1850.E2.80.931950 Valentine’s type days around the world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day#Similar_days_celebrating_love Spiritual Valentine’s Day Find a Deeper Love this Valentines Day http://www.spiritual-happiness.com/valentines.html Suggestions for making your Valentine’s Day–and your relationship–more spiritual http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Relationships/Holidays/Valentines-Day/Valentines-Day.aspx Practicing Love …

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Imbolc, Candlemas & Groundhog Day

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Imbolc, Candlemas & Groundhog Day

 Moonlady Holiday Compilation Imbolc, Candlemas & Groundhog Day   Overview of all 3 http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-groundhog-day-2012 Groundhog Day overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day official site http://www.groundhog.org/ history of Groundhog Day http://www.groundhog.org/groundhog-day/history/ Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawney Phil’s Predictions Over The Last 10 Years http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/groundhog-day-2012-punxsutawney_n_1242283.html Groundhog Day 2012: How accurate is Punxsutawney Phil? http://earthsky.org/earth/groundhog-day-2012-how-accurate-is-punxsutawney-phil The History, Hibernation and Folklore Behind Groundhog Day http://www.livescience.com/11700-history-hibernation-folklore-groundhog-day.html Imbolc overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolc Make …

A Message from Amy

 
Welcome to my new website. In this post-Moonlady News era (more info), I'm back to writing full time. Sign up (below) for occasional newsletters about what I'm up to. I won't inundate you, I promise. I'm not that organized.
 
CURRENT MOON
 

Sign up for Amy’s newsletter

* indicates required

Posts by Category

Archives