Black lives matter, goddamnit.

I met with a client this week. She is a black woman. I am a white woman. This is important later. Her home situation was becoming untenable, and I told her she needed to get all of her things from her home – where two relatives were staying – and move them to her apartment as soon as possible. I told her to get some sage and stones and some other stuff to help her prepare to walk into that house and get her shit and leave. She did. She got emotionally and spiritually ready, walked in to get her …

Now that this is over, we can ship them all back to Mexico. – My Mexican-American husband’s co-worker today

So, that one guy won the election, and the KKK and apparently this asshole that works with my husband are celebrating. I spent today a little differently. I cried a lot. I called or texted or emailed my transgendered and queer friends and family to tell them I loved them and that I was here. I told my kids we had to rise up like Dumbledore’s Army and keep being kind. Being brave. Speaking up. But not today. Today – November 9th – was a day of being sad and feeling small. Tomorrow will be a little better and I’ll …

…I live in my own flames sometimes burning too bright and too wild to make things last… -Charlotte Eriksson

Sometimes, when I’m feeling bored or antsy or writer’s block-y, I search for new tarot decks.  Kind of obsessively.  I’ve found the Linestrider Tarot and the Silhouettes Tarot in this way.  I like supporting new tarot artists.  I like finding something that makes me go, “Oh, holy shit!”.  I love the new interpretations of the card, and I just adore hearing from artists how they got to the final card. This time, I’ve found a deck that is wholly new to me.  As much as I love Wonder Woman, I’m not familiar with a lot of comic book art – manga, …

Tarot Questionnaire with Benebell Wen #tarot

I recently read an amazing book.  The Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen.  When I say read it, I mean I dove headfirst into it.  I hesitate to call this a tarot manual.  It is that – but it’s also the history of tarot, advice about how to do readings, Benebell’s experiences with divination – AS WELL as a tarot manual.  It’s a lot of things- clearly written, obviously well researched and beautifully presented.  I especially liked how Ms. Wen presented many, many ways of doing things – from handling cards, to shuffling, to reading – without placing judgment on the …

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I live just outside of St. Louis, and if you’ve been watching or listening to the news or social media lately, you’ll know that my city is bleeding.   When Michael Brown was shot – that was tragedy.  That his death has been overshadowed by what followed might be one of the most tragic things about this. When the riots began – that was terrifying.  I got to sit down and explain to my 9 and 10 year old kids what the words racial tension, Molotov cocktails, tear gas, and militarized police mean.  I had to tell them that the …