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What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?
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Jan. 18th, 2005 06:23 pm
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What sign of the Zodiac am I?

Virgo 80 %
Taurus 53 %
Capricorn 53 %
Cancer 53 %
Scorpio 53 %
Pisces 46 %
Gemini 46 %
Sagittarius 46 %
Leo 46 %
Aquarius 33 %
Libra 33 %
Aries 26 %

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Jan. 18th, 2005 06:05 pm
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You Are 21 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

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The Great LiveJournal
Outage of 2005

During the outage I read a book!.

What did you do?

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Dec. 17th, 2004 06:12 am
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Thanks to my friend Alymid and some Passover celebrations, I'm able to fake it . . .


How Jewish Are You?
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Spending your entire life searching various forms of philosophy and religion, you choose to observe everything and believe little. You're personality is one of truth seeking, nature respecting and god/goddess accepting. Lastly, you don't judge anyone, but if annoyed, you will exact some form of revenge. You don't believe in the Three-Fold Law.


Oct. 15th, 2004 05:54 pm
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Echoing the words of our dear Mary, on October 2nd I wrote:

"I declare, before the members of this list, that I consider myself a
member of the Grok Fellowship and this Fellowship to be a church. I will plant bulbs on October 15th as a devotion and a sign of faith that this Fellowship will grow and flower with time and nurturing."

I've spent much time since then meditating on those words, on the short-term and long-term implications of this statement.

Last Saturday I planted 40 Siberian squill in the shade garden, imbuing them with the positive energy I see manifesting around Grok Fellowship. I blessed them, and put down fertilizer, and watered them well. Then I worked my way through the gardens, cutting down dead plants and exposing the soil.

Last Sunday I moved some plants in the back garden, taking out a couple and shifting the others to give them more light and show them off to better advantage. Then I planted a dozen small pink allium there, once again blessing them to grow and prosper as I hope Grok Fellowship will.

Last night I popped some overgrown echinacea out of the ground, and took it to work today to share with coworkers who have moved to new homes, with bare new gardens.

Today it rained most of the day, but the sun came out just as I was driving home. It's cold outside - 45 degrees - but I changed clothes and rushed out to plant a dozen Puschkinia in the front garden. They are lovely white and blue flowers that bloom early, in March or April. Fertilizer, water, and blessings accompanied them into the ground.

I have more to plant - 18 white tulips, 24 bicolor daffodils (white with yellow centers,) 60 crocus, 3 lilies, 12 light blue grape hyacinth. I think that's everything, though I may make another trip to the plant store if next weekend's weather is as good as we expect.

All my work this autumn is dedicated to the memory of what I treasured in CAW, and what I hope Grok Fellowship will become. As I cut down the year's growth, spread compost, divide and move plants, plan next spring's divisions, I think about the good experiences and good people CAW brought into my life. I consider how we might manifest more of that goodness within Grok Fellowship.

And I think of the work we have already accomplished, and look forward to its flowering.
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Brigid, the great mother goddess of Ireland,
represents fertility, childbirth, power,
creativity and inspiration. Also known as
Brighid, Brigit and Bride, she is credited as a
protectress and guardian of children; also a
Goddess of fire, the sun, music and medicine.

What Celtic Goddess are You? (With pictures)
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Oct. 7th, 2004 06:39 am
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An old, dear friend called me last night. We'd drifted out of touch over the last couple of years - busy lives going in different directions. She'd heard about the demise of CAW (Green Egg Nesting Notes brought us together in the first place) and called to see how I was doing.

I was surprised to realize how much I'd missed her. She was a big part of my 40s; I was a big part of her 20s. We worked closely on some big projects, helping to put on an annual festival for 60-70 people. We did some interesting and intense magick together, helped each other through some emotional ups and downs, were occasionally annoyed with one another. All in all, a very worthwhile friendship.

I need to keep in touch with her.
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Crappy week at work.

Quiet week at home, with Larry off on a long camping trip. We got a bit of much-needed rain for the garden. It's October and the leaves haven't begun to turn yet - a testament to our wet spring and cool summer, I think. The perennials are done, except for the toad lilies, mums, Autumn Joy sedum, New England asters, and a few late rudbeckia. I've tried several times to establish Japanese anemones, but they don't make it through the winter. Filled the bird and squirrel feeders today. Doing laundry.

I've found a new spiritual focus, a fellowship of folks who share some common values and interests. I'll be devoting time and energy to this over the winter.

Current books - R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton, Buffy graphic trade paperback Ring of Fire, Earth Prayers for a daily meditation. Current snack - Krunchers potato chips. Dinner plans - Chinese carryout. Cats - sleeping in sunbeams on the waterbed.

Tomorrow I'll spend some time weeding and cleaning up the garden. I need to empty the composter, clean out the lettuce garden, work on the herb garden. The herb garden needs lots of work - complete restructuring, new and different plants. The cedars along the west side have grown large enough to shade parts of it, so I need to change my mix of plants.

Looking forward to winter's fallow time, to thinking and planning, to snuggling in the dark.
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I've spent the last two years (and more, actually, but the process seemed to accelerate greatly in the last two years) watching the church I love disintegrate.

For too much of this time I've felt like the walking wounded, too numb to practice magick, too weary to continue pouring energy into the festival I'd worked on each year for 10 years, too out of touch with the moments of deep friendship and ecstasy that had originally brought me to this church.

I saw decisions made that were an echo, if not an exact repitition, of past decisions that had been mistakes. I saw patterns danced again and again, resulting each time in the loss of valued people, the negation of good magick and the propagation of negative thinking and anger. And it seemed that my attempts to address these issues, to point out the patterns and what I saw as errors, were misconstrued and caused more devisiveness.

Finally secrecy, manipulation, and betrayal drove me to resign.

I've spent 5 months trying to heal, and have only just begun. The wounds are deep, the desolation left behind is no longer overwhelming but still is just below the surface and too easily touched.

I just posted the words below as a response to an old friend from the church, someone I'd lost track of and recently reconnected with here. As I posted them, I realized that I need to be living this advice myself now. Here is, perhaps, a way to heal and to bring back into my live that which I have lost in the past few years, that which I valued most in the church. New beginnings . . .

"True magick is an operation one performs on oneself. Instead of bending the universe to one's will, one bends oneself - and the universe adjusts to that change.

"If you ever studied chemistry, you may remember the concept of dynamic balance when working with chemicals in solution. Change one element of the equation, and all the others adjust to accommodate the change.

"This works in the everyday world, too. Magick performed to self-actualize, to make oneself into a person who is attractive to those one admires and who fits in with those one wishes to know, causes changes in the outer world. It must be real magick, real internal change, not the donning of a mask to make oneself appear different.

"It's not instantaneous -- it's a gradual process, but if you work at it consistently, you eventually realize that many of the things you wished for have become real in your life - perhaps not in exactly the way you originally envisioned, but in a satisfying and fulfilling way nevertheless."

I am a Priestess. I know how to do this.


Jul. 15th, 2004 09:15 pm
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Current novel: Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Current non-fiction: National Geographic from April and June.

Reading at work: Manuals and release notes for the next software upgrade.

Current lap cat: Apollo.

Big plans for the weekend: gardening, gardening, gardening. I have a new climbing rose to plant, and the iris bed needs cleanup. Some deadheading of perennials and pruning of shrubs. Time to cut back the lavendar. Finish weeding the herb garden. Spread some mulch; fertilize the roses (shrub roses and groundcover roses, none of those wimpy hybrids for me.) Significant amounts of cat cuddling. Taking Robin and Judy to dinner at the Greek restaurant for their birthdays (traditional Greek food, not one of Milwaukee's "Greek family restaurants.")

Most interesting revelation this month: How much I've lost touch with some of the ideas that drew me into CAW many years ago. It was great to talk with Magenta and Mary at Freedom Gather, to rekindle some fires that had been smothering in church politics. I look forward to reading more posts from Magenta about this.
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You speak eloquently and have seemingly read every
book ever published. You are a fountain of
endless (sometimes useless) knowledge, and
never fail to impress at a party.
What people love: You can answer almost any
question people ask, and have thus been
nicknamed Jeeves.
What people hate: You constantly correct their
grammar and insult their paperbacks.

What Kind of Elitist Are You?
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Big Five Test Results
Extroversion (38%) moderately low which suggests you are quiet, unassertive, and aloof.
Friendliness (70%) high which suggests you are very good natured, trusting, and helpful but possibly too agreeable
Orderliness (90%) very high which suggests you are extremely organized, reliable, neat, and ambitious but probably not very spontaneous and fun.
Emotional Stability (50%) medium which suggests you are moderately worrying, insecure, emotional, and nervous.
Openmindedness (66%) moderately high which suggests you are intellectual, curious, imaginative but possibly not very practical.
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Jul. 9th, 2004 06:44 am
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Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in
1. history score: 5
2. painting score: 4
3. music score: 4
4. science score: 4
5. research score: 4
6. statistics score: 4
7. problem solving score: 3
8. reading score: 3
9. technology score: 3
10. laughing score: 3
11. politics score: 3
12. hiking score: 3
13. television score: 2
14. psychology score: 2
15. biology score: 2
16. the beatles score: 2
17. radiohead score: 2
18. cynicism score: 2
19. x-files score: 2
20. economics score: 2

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I am addicted to books. Fiction and non-, they fill my spare room and overflow into my bedroom. There are shelves on most walls, full shelves, and then there are piles . . .

Some years ago I discovered Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. I'm finally reading it from beginning to end, and enjoying it immensely. Next on the list is some of P. N. Elrod's vampire novels.

Lots of mysteries in the pile, too. Sue Grafton, Dana Stabenow, John Strahley, Marcia Muller, Anne Perry (the Monk novels,) Tony Hillerman, James Doss . . .

Maybe when I retire I'll go back to writing - supernatural mysteries, vampire adventures, witchy horror. Could be fun.
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