Every year my sister and I host a New Year's Day party at my house. We invite Karen, a local psychic, to come and tell people's fortunes. Karen is completing her dissertation in biology. She's whip-smart and very, very talented. Although she has many psychic talents, Karen prefers to use Tarot cards when working with clients. This year, while Karen was doing my reading, the Nine of Wands showed up. At first glance, it's easy to … [Read more...] about The Nine of Wands: Safeguarding My Energy
It's Hump Day!
When I worked in a cubicle, this was my favorite day of the week! (Next to Friday, that is.) I also breathed a little easier knowing the majority of the week, and nasty Monday, was behind me. Back then, I worked faster than my boss did, so I often found myself with nothing to do. It wasn't like I didn't ask for chores. I did. But often, I sat at my desk and twiddled my thumbs. When I got REALLY bored, inevitably, I also became sleepy. I … [Read more...] about It's Hump Day!
For the Love of Rafferty
As many of you know, I "own" a three-legged rescue pup named Rafferty. You can read all about how Raffie became a member of our family, and how he inspires me daily at Coffee with a Canine. … [Read more...] about For the Love of Rafferty
How to Make a Contest Judge Very, Very Grumpy
The organizers of the contest I was judging sent an urgent email saying that a few of the judges had opted out at the last minute. Would I review two more entries?Of course, I said, "Yes."One of those is still upsetting me.You see, this particular entry featured a charming and highly original story idea. To my mind, it was "high concept." It was a big idea that causes people to smile and say, 'Ahhhh!"But the writer didn't proof her work. The 30 … [Read more...] about How to Make a Contest Judge Very, Very Grumpy