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I’ve just decided that in 2019 I will be reading all of the books on the Top 100 Fantasy Books and the Top 100 SciFi Books. Here are links to the lists: The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time and The 100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time This should be fun!  

Each year I like to look back over the previous year, and then set goals for the coming year. Many people do this on Jan 1st; I prefer to do it on my birthday. I often refine the accomplishments and goals until my new year, Samhain, but the bulk of the work is done on […]

Each year I like to look back over the previous year, and then set goals for the coming year. Many people do this on Jan 1st; I prefer to do it on my birthday. I often refine the accomplishments and goals until my new year, Samhain, but the bulk of the work is done on […]

Jolabokaflod

This year we hosted a Jolabokaflod party, and it will be the genesis for future traditions! We put together a brunch, invited friends, and gave them the rules: bring an anonymously wrapped book the book must be something you loved yourself, or that you feel more people need to know about We’ll all take a […]

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Mabon Musings

I’m spending Mabon literally in the middle of an orchard. I’m in Italy and all around me they are harvesting apples and pears (the peaches were last week, melons the week before). The house we are staying in is 100s of years old and has been in the same family all of that time. There […]

Each year I like to look back over the previous year, and then set goals for the coming year. Many people do this on Jan 1st; I prefer to do it on my birthday. I often refine the accomplishments and goals until my new year, Samhain, but the bulk of the work is done on […]

One of our ‘rules’ is that getting to a foreign country is so expensive that we want to stay there as long as possible.  Another rule is that we each pack only a piece of luggage small enough to carry on, and a personal bag. Yet another rule is that we do our best to […]

Foul Weather Friends

Everyone knows the phrase ‘fair weather friend’ — the ‘friend’ who is only around and interested in you when when circumstances are pleasant or profitable. If the going gets tough or tricky, they just completely disappear. Not many consider that the opposite type is also possible.

My World(view)

A Statement of My World View In my world: Who you choose to be your sexual partner does not define you. Who you choose to love does not define you. Whether you choose to have sex, or not does not define you. What you do to earn money does not define you. Whether you earn […]

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