The season of commercial excess is upon us, unfettered, in all it's foul glory. Like a juggernaut, the exhortations to 'Buy! Buy! Buy!' come fast and furious now, and no matter how much we may bemoan the crass commercialization of this season, most of us will dutifully heed the call, in some measure. Stores opened … Continue reading What Would Dickens Say?
I have swiped this from an email from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, just so you know. I found them after watching "The Big Year" and getting more interested in birding. I still haven't done much about it, but I do love birds, so... Just in case you're grousing (har har) around the interwebs … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
So here we are, the last week of November, with that-holiday-that-shall-not-be-named right around the corner. Here comes the panic, and the racing around, and the fretting over money we can't really afford to spend, and 'To-Do' lists growing exponentially even though time is speeding up. Yeah, I really look forward to the holidays. I gave … Continue reading Survival Mode
So this week I had to go with the All Hallows Tarot by Robyn Tisch Hollister. And we have the Queen of Wands. Wands are associated with the element of Fire, and creativity. All Queens are associated with Water, so we have Water (emotion) of Fire (passion, creativity, energy). Competent, strong-willed women who do what … Continue reading Weekly Card – Queen of Wands
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to … Continue reading Happy Independence Day
The Hermit from Ian Daniels Tarot of Vampyres. I've felt like a hermit the last few days, locking myself in the house to get the revisions done on the vampire novel and sent off to beta readers. I've also been OD'ing on "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and its soundtrack while I write. Seems fitting on … Continue reading Weekly Card, A Bit Late
Since I have the great luxury this year of having President's Day off (I can't remember the last time I had it off, maybe not since school?) I thought I'd post a small tribute to Honest Abe, although that's a little disingenuous. Mostly I'm obsessed with the piece of music that plays over the images, … Continue reading The Grass Where He Stood
So here's our weekly card. When I pulled it, I kind of went 'meh' and almost reached for another deck to try again. And then I remembered what week this is. Ha. Tarot certainly has a sense of humor. Well, it is Valentine's Day this week. We have the Knight of Cups, the romantic dreamer, … Continue reading A Card and Sonnet for the week
So, the world didn't end. Darn it. I was hoping to call dibs on my neighbor's 1967 Mustang when all the True Believers ™ were swept up in the Rapture, or whatever was supposed to happen. Oh well. In the meantime since we all have to continue to muddle along, I thought I'd say thanks … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Click on the picture for a Halloween card. I almost feel guilty celebrating with so much destruction and devastation this week. If you're lucky enough to have power and are celebrating, whether it's the secular Halloween or the Witches' New Year of Samhain with its attendant memorials to those who have passed over, the day … Continue reading Happy Halloween