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About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.

“The Blackest of Days….The Whitest of Snows”

    Tomorrow,  the anniversary of one of the blackest days of my life……. I lost a grandbaby Steve’s father crossed And my dear friend told me she had been diagnosed with ALS……..it was like a sledgehammer had been flung … Continue reading

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“Echoes of the Past” My son’s Christmas gift.

My son got me an Echo for Christmas….I have turned into that viral video of the Italian grandma yelling Google…..I have been reprimanded for yelling at the device quite a few times now…… Once I kept asking, well yelling, for … Continue reading

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“Pit Bulls”

It’s been all over the news……the young woman mauled to death by her Pit Bulls.   Some say no way, some say “kill them all.”    There is always more to the story…….it has been coming out in bits and pieces…..how … Continue reading

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“Saints and Trees, God Before our Eyes” St. Lucy

  Today is Saint Lucy’s Day in the Catholic Church.   Venerated by many cultures, St. Lucy is a martyr to the people of Sicily.  My mother observed a day without wheat in honor of her for as long as she … Continue reading

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“The Notebooks of our Lives”

    On this day, 1980, oil tycoon Armand Hammer purchased DaVinci’s notebook for over 5 million. In November, 1994, Bill Gates purchased it for 30.8 million. Wouldn’t it be astounding to hold this little journal in one’s hands……….. There … Continue reading

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“Imagine”

We all remember certain days……for me………….JFK, RFK, Elvis, the Space Shuttle ……… And for me, one other………I was sitting in the parking lot of Quaker Bridge Mall, NJ with my infant daughter.    Light snow was falling; I was anxious … Continue reading

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“How this Retrograde will Affect Women and Harassment”

I don’t think we’ve seen the last of harassment accusations.   Quite the contrary, December 3rd begins a Mercury Retrograde.   Retrogrades are times of reflection, where the past comes back to help or haunt. I think a lot of women haunted … Continue reading

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