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August, 2008


Facing North Update

I just updated my review site, Facing North, with eleven reviews, some of which are from Lupa’s Pagan Book Review site. It’s our usual eclectic mix. A Field Guide to Otherkin Complete Book of Spiritual Astrology Synastry: Understanding the Astrology of Relationships Fresh Start Promise Aidan’s First Full Moon Circle Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century Wealthenow: Her telling of …Continue reading →

Adult Vaccinations

I had a physical the other day, and it included a tetanus shot. Ow. I can’t lift my arm above shoulder height, my neck is getting stiff, and I seem to have odd numbness down my arm. Ow. It’s now on my usual 3-day rule: if it still bothers me, or is worse after three days, I’ll see a doctor. …Continue reading →

Tolerance and Mediocrity: Clash at the Office

I’m hiring for an admin job at my office right now. Given the job market, I guessed I’d get between 100-150 resumes, 50 of which would be useful/worth following up on and do 10 interviews. (For perspective, the last time I interviewed for this role, about 2 years ago, we received maybe 50 resumes and interviewed five candidates.) So far, …Continue reading →

Meme: How well do you know your sweetie?

(Swiped from technocowboy) 1. Sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Right now? West Wing. Usually, The Daily Show 2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does s/he get on her/his salad? Ranch, sometimes Cesar 3. What’s one food s/he doesn’t like? squishy foods – it’s a mouth feel thing 4. You go out …Continue reading →

Hating the USPS

Let me start by saying that I have been a proponent of the USPS for years. The service is cheap, reliable and they go everyone in the US. I’ve had a few incidents in the past couple of years (most notably an entire shipment — 12 packages — that NEVER arrived at their destinations) that made me doubt, but I …Continue reading →

Talking about Money — with Your Honey

Sparked off of a post at DINKs (which I think is a great blog), talking to your sweetie about money: Couples need to talk about money. Period. They need to talk about it when they are dating, before they move in together, while they live together, before they marry, and while they are married. Starting the conversation early makes having …Continue reading →

Victory for Free Speech!

Happy news for all of us out there on the ‘Net and Web — in a ruling on Lentz v. Universal (aka the ‘Dancing Baby’ case): Judge Jeremy Fogel held that content owners must consider fair use before sending takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). . . . [A] fair use is a lawful use of a copyright. …Continue reading →

Shame

A few days ago, my friend Di wrote about how a dinner with someone she admired led to her grappling with feelings of inadequacy about her own artisitc vision, the ambiance of her new (less than 1 month) living space), and even her withdrawal from the Pagan community. It hit me like a gut blow. Not even a month ago …Continue reading →

Personal Responsibility for Pagans

Borrowed from Technocowboy, with revisions (he’s a little harsher in tone than I am). Did we miss anything? Personal Responsibility for Pagans 1) Everything you put out into the Universe comes back at you, not just the time you spend in ritual and lighting candles. If you’re a professional pessimist, you’re going to have to get used to your life …Continue reading →

My Elemental Makeup

(or something) Your result for The Elemental Balance Test … Canyon ~ 37% Water ~ 67% Wind ~ 70% Earth ~ 48% Fire ~ I only wanna open wide the windowand let sunlight through… Your colours are light blue, gold, and a darker orange. You are likely protective, good with money, intelligent and have sharp wits. However, you may sometimes …Continue reading →

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