The News

Happy New Year!

 

ChristmasTreeIt’s been a wonderful holiday season. This was the second Christmas Joe and I have shared, but last year I had the flu so it barely counts. This was also our first year to get a Christmas Tree for my house, my first Christmas tree. I haven’t ever bothered to decorate this house for the holidays, I would always spend them at my parent’s house, and Mom loves to decorate, but this year we had a tree. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed having the tree and decorating, it made me really feel we were sharing a home.

As I write this, Joe is sitting in his new office, the dogs are roaming around the cats are peering out from their little hiding places. It feels like Home and a great start to the New Year.

Already the calendar is starting to fill up with classes, fairs and special little side projects, but I have a New Year’s gift to you:

From now until January 15th, Hour Long Psychic Readings are only $65! I want you to get all the guidance you need to start this year off in the best way possible, so enjoy these prices while they last!

Happy Holidays

Let me begin by thanking all of you who reached out to me following my Grandmother’s transition.  You letters, cards and stories were beautiful, breath-taking and kind.  You enrich my soul, thank you.
 
This year my Fall Fair Season ends on a high note with the Victory of Light Expo November 23rd and 24th.  It is an amazing expo, this year I will be in booth 525 with the delightful Karen Kenny and I will be lecturing Sunday at 2pm ~ Anything You can Breathe Through, You Can Live Through. You can listen to my Great Conjunction episode, Victory of Light, interviewing Victor Paruta, Maria Celeste and Alice Langholt in the Great Conjunction Archives.
 
It has been an amazing season of expansion and growth.  I am now teaching twelve yoga classes, you can check out my new Yoga Site at BlueDragonYoga.com, and the Great Conjunction Radio show has been phenomenal, it is weird and wonderful to meet people “out in the wild” who only know me through the show – I love my listeners.  I feel so blessed.
 
We only have a few more episodes until the end of the year, you can check out our schedule at ParamaniaRadio.com and listen to past shows at GreatConjunction.org and on iTunes.
 
I am now teaching three classes at The Yoga Room in Niles, OH and you can expect to see some special classes and workshops there in the New Year.  It is a wonderful space and the energy has been amazing, you all must come check it out.
 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah and a Blessed Holiday Season.  I will talk to you again in December, but if you want to talk to me, schedule a reading, book a party, private yoga class or anything else ~ I am here for you.
 
Be Blessed,
John Michael Thornton

Family Photos

I'm leaving town for a few days for my Grandmother's 100th birthday.  I've been scanning and going through old family pictures for a slideshow and thought I'd share a few.

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My maternal Grandparents, Jo and John Williamson, soon after their wedding.

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Grandma worked for years in the Lamar University Library.  Check it out, Card Catalogue!

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My Mother (Janet) and my Aunt Jo.

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My Aunt Jo re-christened her father as Dado when she was a kid.  It stuck, so her is Dado, Grandma Jo, Me (John Michael) and Bitsy (Aunt Jo's dog) It's a waggon we are sitting in, not an over-sized cake pan like I first thought.

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Grandma and Mom in Grandma's big old southern kitchen.  I  loved that old house, it was torn down to make a freeway.

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Nother picture of the house.

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Merry Christmas.

100 Years

dogwoodNext week I fly to Texas for my maternal Grandmother's 100thbirthday.  It's going to be weird with distant cousins coming in from across Texas and Louisiana – people I knew quite well as a child, but haven't seen in years.  Grandma Jo has had Alzheimer's for years and sleeps most of the time, but the assisted living place she lives in is determined to have a big party and call the local media.  It will be weird.  I will take pictures and report back.

Speaking of names, Grandma Jo married John Williamson, gave birth to Josephine, and Janet who married Jim and gave birth to John – so all you matchmakers out there, I'm guess I'm looking for a J or possibly an E, can't have too much variation in the family tree, might get confusing.

I've been scanning a bunch of old photos, some I'd never seen before, in preparation for Grandma's party.  I think this one is my favorite.weddingphoto

My grandparents Jo and John, younger than I am now. I never knew those people, I only knew who they became, but they were lovely. I have the same half smile as my Grandma, never noticed before.