A person is a fool to become a writer

HA! Ain’t this the truth ~

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The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it. It happens to be a fact that nearly every writer of fiction in the world drinks more whisky than is good for him. He does it to give himself faith hope and courage. A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul and that I am sure is why he does it.

Roald Dahl
Boy: Tales of Childhood

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Tarot Tuesday – Arrows 8

Wow! As someone who has been working on her own Tarot set for the last couple of years (in poetry & collage), and has been struggling with writer’s block, this posting was a shot in the arm! Thank you, Labyrs!

Sub-Rosa

For me tarot cards are like a therapist and if the first deck doesn’t work for you, you must quit and find another.  You need a deck that not only speaks to you, but that doesn’t make you want to run away in confusion.

This deck is my perfect therapist.  It is intuitive for me, the old classic meanings from long ago Rider-Waite still come to me, but transform most easily into something different, more nature/world centered.  I just have to gently remind myself, as with every deck I’ve owned that uses names aside from traditional titles of suits – Swords/Wands/Pentacles/Cups – of where they belong in that scheme.

So the eight of swords, the “lord of shortened force” is very familiar to me even appearing as it does here as a winter isolated woman struggling in snow, arrows from some lost hunt marking failure and despair.

When I made…

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The Cold, Cynical, Corporate DNC

If Biden is the Democrat candidate, get ready for four more years of trump. & then get ready for all the blaming on the “Bernie Bros” who stayed home. Like the DNC didn’t do everything they could to derail Bernie Sanders from the word GO.

We’re screwed, people, absolutely screwed.

Bracing Views

biden Biden briefly mixed up his wife and sister in a speech this week.  It wasn’t a good look for the gaffe-prone former VP

W.J. Astore

Is it OK to feel sorry for Joe Biden?

I remember him running for president in 1988.  It was a disaster.  He plagiarized speeches and lied about his college record.  To be specific, he claimed he graduated in the top of his college class, with three degrees, on a full scholarship, while winning an award from the political science department.  The truth was he graduated near the bottom of his class, with one degree, on a half-scholarship, while winning no such award.  When it comes to talking about his record, Biden’s got more than a little of Trump in him.

Biden has never done well running for president — until these last eight days, when victory in South Carolina led the Democratic National Committee (DNC)…

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Saturday Caturday

This is something that rarely happens:  Radar snuggled up with Jack.  Bobby must have been hiding somewhere.   Radar doesn’t like to sleep alone.

Sorry about the lousy picture quality; it was too bright for the flash but too dark for decent lighting.  I didn’t want to disturb the cats (& miss the shot) but turning on the overhead light so I just went for it.

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photograph © polly macdavid

How many Fairies had to die?

Wow, this

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How many fairies had to die?
when the Hawthorn bushes fell?
Homeless they scattered around the countryside.
How many were run over by cars?
Poisoned by insectides?
Died by heartbreak
knowing they were loved no more.
Money became the new power.
It drove property values sky-high.
It steered farmers off land.
Ripped the fairies from the bushes.
While the farmers enjoyed the gold at the end of
the rainbow,
the fairies sat by the roadside and cried.

Frances Avnet

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Religion and politics

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When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong – faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.

Frank Herbert
Dune

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