Category Archives: Life Musings from a Reiki Master and Intuitive Animal Communicator

“My Stance on Confederate Monuments”

I love history…..and unlikely as it may seem, battle history. As a little girl, I would sneak into my big brothers’ bookshelf and borrow the myriad of books about World Wars and soldiers’ memoirs and pilots’ remembrances. I had to … Continue reading

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“My Paintings”

Gettysburg Paintings Landscapes Custom Pet Portraits

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“This Memorial Day”

This Memorial Day will be a somber one for most. No holiday weekend drive to the beach, no big family picnic with hot dogs and hamburgers gracing a paper red, white, and blue tablecloth. Each year, we bring out the … Continue reading

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“Sometimes, a Spirit has to “Nudge” You”

If you read my memoir, “The Returning Ones,” I tell the story of how, 7 years ago, at a place purported to be the world’s most haunted, my friend came to say goodbye. It was Leap Castle.   I won’t tell … Continue reading

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“How We Are All Going Through the Stages of Grief Now”

I think quarantine is very much like grief.   I wrote a book about grief…..grief over the loss of four dogs within a very short period of time. …:My Ten Legged Journey.   It chronicled my journey, anticipating grief, enduring it, and … Continue reading

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“Fifty Years”

Fifty years ago……….I saw the news reports……..I saw her lying on the ground in the photo… I saw, but couldn’t truly feel the pain…….the anguish.   It was another place, another world, not mine……I was young and about to venture out … Continue reading

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“What you Carry”

“What you Carry”  Shirl Knobloch  © I watch them  Angry throngs Swastikas, Confederate Flags, Guns Carried in their arms Eons ago It might have been a club Centuries ago It might have been a torch Generations ago It might have … Continue reading

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“How Covid has Changed Us”

Covid has entered all of us, whether we realize it or not.   It might not have entered physically, but is has entered emotionally….It has sought out the hidden recesses of our brains and altered them, or rekindled nerve connections long … Continue reading

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“Getting Old Sucks, Covid and other Stories”

Well, I have disproved one fallacy within which I had placed expectations…..no, it is not mascara that thins out your lashes.   I had lush lashes as a kid and young woman…..others thought I had on mascara when I didn’t.   Then, … Continue reading

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“The Dangers of Isolation”

We are all warned of the emotional danger of isolation and solitude for some; I wonder if any have pondered the thoughts that I have wondered on these past weeks……. My mom used to say…..you have to eat a pound … Continue reading

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