Weekly Card – King of Cups

This week we have the King of Cups from the glorious Touchstone Tarot. Cups are associated with the element of Water, and emotions. Here's a guy who'll wine you and dine you, nothing's too good for the ultimate romantic experience. All the Kings are associated with Fire, so this guy is Fire of Water. Steam. … Continue reading Weekly Card – King of Cups


Our weekly card. Sometimes I pick one out that seems to be vying for my attention more strongly than the rest, but this week I went through the whole deck and couldn't decide on one (although there were several contenders) so I shuffled and cut the deck and let the Cosmos decide what we needed … Continue reading Self-confidence

Fun with Book Covers

Awhile back I started what was intended be a short story, and as usually happens it took on a life of its own. I couldn’t seem to find a way to wrap it up and keep it under 10k words, so at the urging of a couple of beta readers I’m pressing on and planning … Continue reading Fun with Book Covers

Edvard Munch’s “Vampire”

The truth is, Munch did not title this painting “Vampire.” He called it “Love and Pain” and it was only later that it picked up the name and interpretation of a man locked in a vampire’s embrace. Munch maintained it was nothing more than a woman kissing a man on the neck. The Nazis declared … Continue reading Edvard Munch’s “Vampire”

Bagong Sining

Another stunner of a deck. This one is from Lynyrd Narciso who also created the Vanessa Tarot, the Moody Lane, and others. I managed to score a copy of the Bagong Sining from Lynyrd after I had thought they were sold out already! "Bagong Sining" is Tagalog, the old Filipino language, for Art Nouveau. It's … Continue reading Bagong Sining