MARCH 23, 2014 9:47AM

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MARCH 22, 2014 8:58PM

Posing nude for artist! Photos!

Myriad poses, artist composes.  Photos.  Read all about it at Our Salon. Read full post »

MARCH 17, 2014 7:28PM

All Snakes Day


A different take on March 17.  Read it at: Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2014 11:03PM

Exotic Native Water Ceremony...

...that I didn't go to. My friend K had suggested we go some time back. But we met up at the dump (local meeting place around here) on the morning of the day of the event and she said, “So, are we still on?” And I said, “I… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2014 12:49PM

Books - all same cuneiform tablets

Like, who wants a house full of brittle clay tablets - so messy to make, all that wet clay, and then a nuisance later trying to read in bed.  By oil lamp. And they take up so much room...  Time to move on to new technology.

Well, Gutenberg, thanks for yourRead full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2014 8:48PM

Hearing things...

I kept hearing odd little fraction-of-an-instant noises in my motel room.  Often sounded like a voice, but it was too brief to be sure, let alone make out any words.

Was my motel room haunted?  Was it built on a Native burial ground?  (Who am I kidding - all of the… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2014 11:39PM


"I wish," said my son-in-law, "that I could get a taste-bud transplant so I could eat like other people."

We were in an Indian restaurant, where he ordered vegetarian kofti balls, with a bland sauce, but even that was unpleasant for him.  I enjoyed all the food we ordered, except that… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2014 10:38PM

Japeness restaurant

So for a few days I'm in the little town of Hope B.C., where I'm thinking of moving to.  Small, but it has three, count 'em, three sushi restaurants.  (And one Indian, two Chinese, and half a dozen WASPy.)

I've tried two of the three sushi places.  First one was… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2014 11:48PM

Dismantling my life...


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And, hopefully, putting it back together in a different, smaller shape. Starting with moving to a place with a better climate – that means south-west B.C., the best we can manage… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2014 2:53PM

Not your regular grocery store...

JANUARY 28, 2014 8:52AM

Nice policeman, nice!

I pulled into the hardware parking lot and noticed a police car stopped behind me and a cop getting out.  Huh?  "Don't you stop for lights and sirens?" he asked.  Huh?  "I've been following you down the highway and clocked you at 109."  (We do kilometers here, BTW, now mph.)&… Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2014 11:56AM

My Satanic Post for Today


A vial containing a bit of cloth with some Pope JP blood (from the 1981 assassination attempt was stolen from a church high in the Apennine mountains east of Rome.

There's no evidence of Satanists, but if this morbid bit of left-over pope was… Read full post »

JANUARY 22, 2014 12:54PM

A terrible beauty

JANUARY 18, 2014 5:30PM



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Willow sidled up to me at breakfast and whispered, “The Elder wants to speak with you.” She stood waiting for me to get up and follow. I swallowed my last… Read full post »







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Roger Shuler's in jail in connection with all those (looked like) overwrought posts about corruption and murder and whatnot.  Read all about it here.


Roger, in his prison orange 

Sadly (?) O.S. is not mentioned, only his Legal Schnauzer site.

For over sixRead full post »

JANUARY 10, 2014 12:48PM

Sympathy for the Devil

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Okay, not really.

But there seem to be people who think Satanists worship Satan and glory in evil nasty stuff, even human sacrifices.

Well, I suppose that's not entirely unreasonable, since that's what the… Read full post »

JANUARY 7, 2014 7:07PM

Oh please God please please please...

Let it be thy will - let it be done...
 In the name of religious freedom.
Satanic monument
The Satanic Temple want to erect a monument at the Oklahoma Statehouse after conservative Christians were allowed to put up a Ten Commandments monument.
JANUARY 1, 2014 6:17PM

Ghost hunters


Billy didn't leave after the sweatlodge. It had gone so well that he and the Elder decided to do another one in a month's time. They wrote up an account of the first one and Willow and Billy took it in to Crystal for the initial… Read full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2013 9:45PM

The Stuff of Nightmares

A spectacular rescue in a city not far from here.  Fire started in a (big wooden, for chrissakes) building under construction, and a crane operator, high above, found himself trapped.

He couldn't go down into the smoke...and the fire started coming up to him.  He was afraid of baking to dea… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2013 10:01AM

Merry (bwahahaha) Christmas

DECEMBER 19, 2013 12:24PM

Grandmother Moon


An acquaintance from the Pagan community invited me to a special Sacred Full Moon Ceremony for the unification of humankind and the resacrilizing of the earth.

(Did it work? Damn.)

I was invited as a “grandmother” and “elder” of the Wiccan community. The terms… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2013 10:18PM


Strange to say, but I was happy to return to the Nemeton. We got back in early afternoon, after lunch, so we three – the Elder, Willow and I – went to the dining hall and were served specially by Goldenrod of the kitchen staff: bean soup followed… Read full post »


So I went to the get-into-deep-relationship-with-nature workshop I mentioned the other day.

It could have been a aesthetics workshop (not make-up!), or mindfulness, or painters' or...  As communication with nature, I'm not sure.

I almost didn't go because winter.  But the temp was… Read full post »