G is for Gratitude #atozchallenge

What do you do when you have everything you wanted and asked for?  You say thank you. This year has been a bit tricky for me. I lost my job, my kid got hurt, my kid had surgery, I got really sick twice (for about a month and a half total) and I got my partner sick. I tried to be really selective finding a new job that was a good fit, but it spiraled me into that anxious place where I never find another job and we lose the house and then I die and my cats eat me …

D is for Donation #atozchallenge

Doing tarot readings for charities is a tricky thing for a few reasons, so I’m going to break it down for you. Now, this is for professional readers, not for folks who pull out their cards for an hour or two to help out with the cookie drive, ok? If you are a professional reader who claims their tarot expenses on their taxes, this is for you. If you get PAID to do readings? This is mostly for you, too.  STORYTIME! One time, I did a reading for a local charity that I adored. I got paid in advance and …

We are more than the parts that form us – Patrick Rothfuss

Every year, Pat Rothfuss (we’ve met twice for less than a minute each time.  I call him Pat. Deal) sponsors this gigantic Nerd Driven charity drive called Worldbuilders.  From the website: Worldbuilders is a charity founded by author Pat Rothfuss in order to use the collective power of readers, fellow authors and book lovers to make the world a better place. During the Worldbuilders fundraiser, Pat blogs about the cool book donations we receive from authors and publishers (and all the other cool swag from artists, webcomics, etc.) Everyone who donates to Heifer International through our Team Heifer page is eligible to receive one …