January 26, 2009

Happy New Year

The element of Earth and the sign of steady and reliable Ox are like having a no-nonsense drill sergeant move into your house. Sensitive, emotional, and sentimental Goats will be challenged to be more practical and disciplined. Nursing little fears or obsessive thoughts will take second place to addressing practical realities. This year, you will be the strong one. It is a lucky time to find your heart’s home. Although you place great emphasis on the joys and responsibilities of family life, do not hesitate to move in more independent directions.
Oh, to be a goat in such times...

January 20, 2009

Guest Speaker

President Barack Obama:

"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. "

January 15, 2009

Meditation on an Office Supply

the year laid out before me
a comforting thickness on the desk of eternity
boxed little days filled
with exquisite pale blue hours
at the dentist on the 23rd
father’s birthday three rows up
reborn three pages later
quickly amassing times, dates,
indications of places
quickly passing holidays,
deadlines, and forget-me-nots
love notes for a schedule defined,
to impact
to count
to last
12 pages long

January 8, 2009

It’s Not a Love Song

Influx Transposer’s last post made me think of Maria Taylor's "Song Beneath the Song", then it was stuck in my head, and then I found it on You Tube….so there you go.

January 6, 2009

In the Cards

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
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January 1, 2009


I was just talking to a friend on the phone and she read me the resolutions she wrote for herself last night. Rather than, “exercise more” and “pay off debt” type of resolutions she had big ideals written out succinctly to go towards the ultimate goal of being a better person. My favorite one of hers was, “Graciously accept the graciousness of others.” I’m going to do that too. I like her style of resolutions so in that spirit, for 2009, I’m going to


Appreciate who I am, the people I know, all that I have, and all the adventures life throws at my oh-so carefully laid plans.

(I’m also going to exercise more and pay off debt.)

Happy 2009