The Elegance Of High Heels

Women have been wild about high heels for a long, long time! They were originally created around the year 1600 in order to keep a rider’s foot from slipping forward in the stirrup. The “rider’s heel” was then born and to this day is 1.5 inches high for just that reason. Since then men and…

A Magical Good Luck Charm

Throughout history. People have believed in many kinds of good luck charms nearly since time began. From certain metals, to gems, to flowers, to locks of hair, to religious artifacts, to animals…..there have been so many different objects that are thought to bring a person good luck it is not possible to list them all….

She Wants To Be The Woman In The Picture

A short history lesson about photography.   Commercial photography got its start in 1839, so during my CounterClockwise series that art was still in its infancy and very technology-forward. Smart ladies and gentlemen of fashion began displaying photographs on fireplaces mantles, parlor room tables and hung them on walls to show off their savvy sense…

Sexy Was In Back Then As Well

No, we didn’t invent sexy – much as we may like to think we did! Our modern philosophy of being upfront, out there, in your face and uber-obvious about sex doesn’t mean we are any better at it and certainly not any more sex-y than those who lived before us on the planet. Not by…

Love Will – But Do They Say Yes To It?

Questions follow that. Love will?? ….find him? find her? do what? end happily? bring about a miracle? Wow. Hard to answer! But that’s what writers of romantic fiction must do before the last page of that final chapter is turned. How many times in life a person falls in love is completely unknown. Love of…

Five Of Swords – Ouch That Smarts!

And unfortunately, it does hurt! This card is not one we like to see when reading Tarot, as it usually indicates that one person in particular has been rather mean and nasty, and left plenty of heartbreak in his wake. Surely not a message to be taken lightly, the Five Of Swords gets our attention…