July 1, 2019

Feds and Farms 

What is the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )?  It's a government agency which oversees the safety of roughly 80 percent of the country’s food supply.  It also regulates everything from drugs to cosmetics. 

According to the FDA, the...

December 2, 2018

I have often wondered how glorious it must've been to rededicate Solomon's Temple after so much war and destruction. Also, because our bodies themselves are a temple, I've also wondered if such a dedication is also metaphoric for how we, too, can rededicate our own liv...

November 13, 2018

Happy Veteran's Day to all who have and those who continue to serve our great nation!  We here at TamArtsy couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the occasion than photographing Sentimental Journey: Salute to the 1940's at the Alfred C. Kessell History Center at L...

August 22, 2018

" 'Witch' never entered my vocabulary growing up," said Anastasia Boswell. "But I became determined to reclaim it."

"Everyone in my family was a devout Christian." she added, while mixing an incense blend of mugwort, lavender, and cedar needles mimicking a forest aroma....

August 6, 2018

Laura Beth Finley looks to the stars and astrology to escape confusion and gain understanding of people.  It's no wonder considering her early life on earth.

The heavens have always provided a respite for the earthbound.  Contained within clustered mysteries is the hist...

July 24, 2018

Aliesha Watson was five years old when she first met 'O' ( short for his real name ), when she ran down the hall to retrieve a mirror for a school assignment.  While most women dream about meeting a tall, dark, and handsome stranger, 'O' seemed somewhat too tall and da...

July 12, 2018

Nine Million Murders 

That's the number of executed witches Matilda Joslyn Gage published in Women, Church and State in 1893.  This would make it the second largest genocide in history, exceeded only by the Holocaust, where it is estimated that 11,000,000...

June 29, 2018

And we must have the courage to confront those who agree with us more so than those who don't if they cross the line of respect. 

My first memory of  "Never discuss politics or religion in polite company"  was during dinner, post desegregation in deep south Mi...

June 14, 2018


The Garden Cafe, started by descendants of the E.F. Sanguinetti Family  ( pictured ) who settled in Yuma, Arizona, in 1887, has evolved into a piece of cherished history.  Sitting under the sparse trees of the cafe's courtyard in 1994, Irene Pharr shared the dre...

June 8, 2018

When Karl Maier met Jamie Estes in 1999, he never imagined a 20 year friendship/marriage lead them into opening the Owl and Ivy, an Exotic Gifts, Accessories & Home Decor shop.  This destination for Hippies, Gypsies & Wanderers is located in historic Gastonia, NC at 17...

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