The Dog Days of August

Hot August Summertime

Hot August Summertime

The Hot Summer

Here in Virginia, our hottest month for the summer time is August! It’s hot, but more than that, it’s humid! East of the Blue Ridge mountains, Virginia is a huge swamp. And the humidity from the region can make the temperature feel 10° hotter than the gauge proclaims.

So this month, I went looking for a color that said “hot”. And I found a nice orange to represent the Sun and the heat of the Dogs Days of Summer.

This week I was back sitting with my favorite artist, Ms. May and once again I let her go to town with the design. This time it was a little more than I expected. But I like it. After all I can change it in 2 or 3 weeks. Maybe a little less design next time.

My Nail Art is Designed at Top Ten Nails, Ladysmith Virginia.
Check them out on Facebook too at Top Ten Nails.

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© 1997-2014 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf's Kosmos. All Rights Reserved.
© 1997-2015 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf’s Creations. All Rights Reserved.

 

SSL Not Working For Thunderbird v38.1.0

Manual Configuration

Manual Configuration

July 25, 2015 Work Around

If you like Mozilla’s email client Thunderbird you may have downloaded and applied the recent 38.1.0 update and suddenly had a problem with sending and receiving secure mail, known as SSL.

Well take heart, it’s not you. It’s a conflict between Tbird and your mail server. The problem lies in the detection of the authentication methods supported by the mail server.  You can try to notify your mail host, but they may not respond to your note or do anything about the issue. So you’ll need a work around.

Even though this is a known issue, Mozilla says it’s not on their end. It’s in the default configuration of the email server installation. So there won’t be a Tbird fix coming down the pike.

There are a few different ways you might see this error:

  • Cannot Fetch mail using IMAP and send mail using SMTP
  • Authentication Method Not Detected
  • An error occurred during a connection to mail host

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July Is For Red, White and Blue

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

Celebrating Independence

It’s that time again, and there’s nothing like celebrating America’s Independence like the Red, White and Blue!

I asked Ms. Lilly to give me a patriotic theme and this is what she came up with. Simple and clean. With a flair of silver sparkly. It’s hard to see it in this picture, but it’s there.

I like it. As usual. I left feeling special and fancy. Going to get your nails done is one little pampering that really heals your whole mind and outlook. At least for me anyway.

My Nail Art is Designed at Top Ten Nails, Ladysmith Virginia.
Check them out on Facebook too at Top Ten Nails.

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© 1997-2014 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf's Kosmos. All Rights Reserved.
© 1997-2015 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf’s Creations. All Rights Reserved.

 

Pound Puppies

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The Story Of My Day

My beautiful friend Angela, turned me onto a Pound Puppy adoption event today at a local PetSmart. It was an hour and 10-minute drive from home, but I figured there must be a reason I should go. I checked out the Chesterfield Human Society shelter and their Facebook page where they had posted a few pictures of the puppies they’d be bringing to the store. One of them caught my attention. So today, on a Saturday, I got up at 7:20, got ready, made my morning stops and headed south.

This past November we lost my beloved dalmatian Rascal to a blood clot. In 2011, we lost her big sister Destinie to a stroke. But these past 6 months have been the first time in my life I haven’t had a dog with me. It’s been hard. Tougher than I expected actually. And that feeling probably prolonged the grieving longer than I would have liked. Continue reading

Marriage Equality

Love Is Love

Love Is Love

Celebrating A Historic Day

The Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. “Under the Constitution, same-sex couples seek in marriage the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples, and it would disparage their choices and diminish their personhood to deny them this right,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. ~ Read the coverage at The Washington Post.

The first wedding I officiated was for a same-sex couple. It has always bothered me that the wedding wasn’t “Legal” here in Virginia at the time. Not only for the couple, but as a minister licensed in this Commonwealth there was something lacking in the celebration. It was my first official wedding and there was nothing to mark the occasion. Continue reading

Happy International Faery Day!

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Niamh and the Raven
Felted sculpture in the picture is by Lavender and Lark

June 24th Is International Faery Day

May all the Faery’s in your world greet you with smiles and glee,
May you share a laugh, comfort a sorrow and toast with me,
To the beautiful mystical Faery folk who live in the magikal tree.
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Celebrate by leaving a small plate of fresh fruit, nuts and sweet treats in your yard or garden for your faery friends.

Right about sunset, read them a poem, a story or tell them a tale from your imagination. You can even tell them a dream you’ve had about them. Continue reading

Share A Coke

ShareACoke with Your Family

ShareACoke with Your Family

It’s The Little Things
A little moment from my morning.

Coca-Cola has a promotion going on right now for personalized coke bottles. Many people are finding a bottle with their name on it and tweeting pictures with the hashtag #ShareACoke.

Now I’m a Coke fan. Diet coke specifically. But I haven’t found a personalized bottle anywhere with my name on it. Not a Vicky, Vicki, or my spelling Vickie. Then I found out that you can order one for $5 at ShareACoke.com.

Ok that’s kewl. So I went there and ordered one for me and my boys (Daddy and our son <- my boys). And of course my favorite Coca-Cola Racing driver Tony Stewart.

Then I thought, wouldn’t it be kewl to have one with Springwolf on it? Now if I can’t find Vickie, of course Springwolf wasn’t going to be out in the world. But I discovered that Coke regulate what it will and will not put on the label. Smart move on the company’s part really. But you can make special requests. So I submitted Springwolf and waited to see if it would be approved. Continue reading

Nails – Summer Solstice

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The Summer Solstice – Right

Celebrating The Summer Solstice

Time for a new design. If you’ve never had your nails done, you may not know that you need to visit your designer every 2 to 3 weeks. It depends on how fast your nails grow.

Typically for me an acrylic set will last between 16 to 19 days. Then they start lifting and need to be replaced. This isn’t a flaw, its normal wear and tear. The oil in your nails degrade the material and the nail can lift in the back near the cuticle. Normally you can use a small dab of super glue and secure the nail till you have time to visit your Nail Shop.
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Spring Will Be Appearing On – Paranormal Geeks Radio

Springwolf AppearancesFrom time to time Spring makes appearances for lectures, workshops, book signings and interviews. We share the dates, locations and information about these events on the Appearance page of Springwolf Reflections. And we try to help promote those events, on the blog feed.

Spring will be appearing on internet radio this week, with one of her favorite Paranormal people, Dr. Mary Marshall. And she’s looking forward to meeting a new friend, host Jim Heater of Paranormal Geeks Radio.

June 20th 6:00pm Eastern – Paranormal Geeks Radio
Host Jim Heater created the CHampaign/CHicago Illinois Paranormal Society – CH.I.P.S. and the Spirits of Lincoln paranormal teams. Along with his semi-regular guest co-host Dr. Mary Marshall from The Paranormal MD radio show, they share their knowledge, stories and conversation about the Paranormal world and Paranormal Investigations.

This Saturday, Spring will join the crew on to share information about Pagan Metaphysics, Wicca, Witchcraft and Magik. What are these practices, the misconceptions, beliefs? We’ll discuss the growing popularity and struggles of Pagans here in the U.S. and around the world. And a whole lot more. We always have fun on our radio shows, so we hope you’ll tune in and listen! You’ll be able to tune in and listen LIVE on Saturday 6pm eastern on the Para-X Radio Network.

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You can learn more about Paranormal Geeks Radio on their website, where you can listen to previous shows, get more information

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© 1997-2015 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf’s Creations. All Rights Reserved.

 

Nails – For May

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My Birthday Present

My Birthday Present

My Mother-in-Law sent me some very welcome birthday money and I decided to spend some of it at one of my favorite places getting some much-needed pampering! Thank you SO Much Ms. Sandy!

I love getting my nails done! I first starting going to this shop about 7 years ago. Ms. May was my original artist. Sadly she left the shop, but everyone there is very talented and skilled. Ms. Linda is my artist now and she’s truly fabulous. So when I had the extra cash to visit, I jumped at the chance!

I always take a pic of the work they’ve done because it’s so beautiful I think it deserves to be recorded and remembered. I’ll have to create a post of the past versions so I can share the memories. If other people are like me (and I think some are), they like searching the web for ideas and inspirations for what they would like their nail artists to do.

So this is my first design in years! And it’s the first share on this new section of my blog.

 Designed at Top Ten Nails, Ladysmith Virginia
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© 1997-2014 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf's Kosmos. All Rights Reserved.
© 1997-2015 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf’s Creations. All Rights Reserved.