Non-conformist Introvert

  This is so much on my mind right now. As some know, I was laid off from my job back in March. I took it pretty well, this being the third time now I’ve been through this. I knew the struggle to find a new job awaited me, but deep down inside somewhere I … Continue reading Non-conformist Introvert

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The Definition of Stress

Remember that old joke: Stress - (n.) The confusion created when the mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shit out of some asshole who desperately needs it.   Well, my stress is partly that, but partly this: When the desire to live on your own terms is subsumed by the demands … Continue reading The Definition of Stress

Can This Mouse Roar?

:::aside to Jason - If you read this, I haven't changed my mind about wanting the cover:::   I'm having wild swings of emotion these days, due in part to the change of jobs coming up. I have one week left at my current job, after which I will start at the new job at … Continue reading Can This Mouse Roar?

What Would Dickens Say?

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?

Survival Mode

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

Weekly Card – Four of Wands

Four of Wands from the 21st Century Tarot. Wands are Fire, creativity, lots of energy, ambition, drive. Fours are strong foundations, a good beginning for a project, or relationship. This card often indicates marriage or coming together to celebrate an event. The couple in the card appear to be gazing toward the future together, sharing … Continue reading Weekly Card – Four of Wands

Weekly Card – Time for Study?

Once again I was tempted to try a different deck and pull a different card, but I've sort of learned to go with whatever comes up. Here we have the Page of Pentacles from the Sacred Rose Tarot by Johanna Gargiulo-Sherman. The art style may seem a little "70s-ish" but that's to be expected. The … Continue reading Weekly Card – Time for Study?

Dispatch from the Zone – My Excuse

It's been an odd couple of weeks for me. Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday, where I grumbled about having to take Friday as personal vacation because my company doesn't give it as a holiday (as my previous companies have done), all was well until that Sunday night. I'm only telling this now because a lot … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – My Excuse

Feeling Creative?

Here’s our lovely card for the week, the Ace of Wands from the Victorian Romantic Tarot by Baba Studio in Prague. The Ace of Wands is the root of the creative powers, a beginning, fire energy. This could be good. A new creative undertaking about to take off? Maybe Prometheus has some fire from the … Continue reading Feeling Creative?

Save Yourself

I know I've been very dull and nearly incommunicado lately, but my precious free time is going more to my stories than my blog. Here are the two opening paragraphs from the one that I'm most obsessed with lately, tentatively titled "Save Yourself; I'll Hold Them Back" (thanks to My Chemical Romance): Pistol gripped in … Continue reading Save Yourself