according to English law, February 29th was ignored and had no legal status. folks assumed that traditions would also have no status on that day. it was also reasoned that since the leap year day existed to fix a problem in the calendar, it could also be used to fix an old and unjust custom that only let men propose marriage.

the first documentation of this practice dates back to 1288, when Scotland passed a law that allowed women to propose marriage to the man of their choice in that year. they also made it law that any man who declined a proposal in a Leap Year must pay a fine. the fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.

please, share history in its making (creativity) with me anytime!


dancing by yourself


O man,
learn to dance,
or else the angels in heaven
will not know what to do with you.

Q: how have you danced by yourself this past week?


influential books

higher thinking
some of the most influential books that brought have me to my knees
and made me who I am:

women who run with the wolves, estes
the alchemist, coelho
the heart aroused, whyte
love is letting go of fear, jampolsky
power of now, tolle
significance of life, krishnamurti
a simpler way, wheatley
the art of possibility, zander
the edison gene, hartmann
anything by anne sexton
anything by sark

in a way, we become co-authors when we discuss books we've read.
co-author one with me, any day.