If wishing could make it so . . .

Thanks, Linda! Except I'm not thin. But I wish I looked like this . . .

What kind of 'witch' are you?

You are an air witch. You're very intelligent and draw your power from the air. Thin and small in appearance, you're full of insight and vitality. You probably wish to travel the world.. and to fly. Your powers of visualization and invisibility make you a great observer, thinker and sometimes artist. Your spirit moves as the wind, giving life to all.
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cactus flower, Sedona

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The reallinda sent me this . . .
1) Ever been in a relationship lasting over 5 years?

2) What was your dream growing up?

3) What talent do you wish you had?

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

5) Favorite book?

6) What was the last book you read?

7) What zodiac sign are you?

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.

9) Worst Habit?

10) Best attribute?

11) What is your favorite hobby?

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

15) Best thing to ever happen to you?

16) Tell me one weird fact about you.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)

19) What scares you?

20) If you could change one thing about how you are, what would it be?

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

22) What color eyes do you have?

23) Ever been arrested?

24) Cake or pie?

25) If you won $100 today, what would you do with it?

26) Tell me something you wanted me to know about you.

27) What's your favorite place to hang out?

28) Do you believe in ghosts?

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

30) Do you swear a lot?

31) Biggest pet peeve?

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?

34) Strangest place you've had sex?

35) Do you believe in an afterlife?

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

37) Do you want me to un-screen your answers?

Never mind the sandwich -- my karma is going to suck

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In February I committed genocide... Sorry about that, lsaboe (-5000 points). Last Monday brni and I robbed a bank (-50 points). Last Saturday I pulled over and changed lsaboe's flat tire (15 points). Last Sunday I bought porn for lsaboe (10 points). In April I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-4699 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!


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Displacement Behavior

I have no brains, apparently . . .thanks, Linda :)

You Are 76% Open Minded

You are so open minded that your brain may have fallen out!
Well, not really. But you may be confused on where you stand.
You don't have a judgemental bone in your body, and you're very accepting.
You enjoy the best of every life philosophy, even if you sometimes contradict yourself.
Bryce Canyon, yoga tree

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This is fun . . .

Haiku2 for martialkerry
work to get to the
ground safely cover and fight
from the apartment
Created by Grahame

Haiku2 for martialkerry
training and teaching
5 6 days a week on that
stuff yes i've been there
Created by Grahame

Haiku2 for irishkerry
apes may have something
to tell us about the word
just like in the books
Created by Grahame

Me, too

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
created with
You scored as Moya (Farscape)

You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.

Moya (Farscape)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Serenity (Firefly)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


New Ink

I came late into the Tribe, and then only by baby steps. My first tattoo celebrated a new life with a new partner; it was a small Hopi bird-and-feather design culled from a book of Southwestern Indian designs. A year later, at the same place, my now husband and I got matching crescent designs from the same book. Small, discrete, but meaningful. Several years after that, to mark a move to a new job, a new beginning, a friend (lsaboe) drew me a cool abstract piece for my leg.

A few years later, I celebrated another chapter in my life with a traditional Chinese cut-paper bat; the occasion was earning my first degree black belt. I continued what had clearly become a totem arm with a Celtic double-headed snake armband (OUCH!!!!!) drawn by another dojang friend and celebrating my second dan.

After that, I sort of knew that the animal totems needed to rest a while. A couple of years went by before the impulse built up again to mark life events in ink. This time I moved to the opposite leg and had a tree-of-life -- connecting heaven and earth -- drawn around my friend's abstract piece. That was another martial arts celebration as well, but also represented at least the beginning of my maturation into my own best instructor, rather than as "grasshopper" to my teacher.

It really wasn't until that piece that I fully connected my tattoos with important life events and made the event, rather than the art, central to the process. I realized that connection even more fully after my mother passed away. With some of the money from her estate, I realized a long ambition and traveled to Minneapolis, where a martial arts friend and fabulous tattooist has her studio ( There, we talked about the meaning of the time I spent with Mom in her last months, and the healing we did. The result is a horse/wave/spiral design that still has people stopping me on the streets.

Last month, we finally sold Mom's house (always "Mom's house", even though Dad lived there too for the last 3 months of his life). It was our last connection to our parents, and marked the end of an important time for me and my sisters. And the beginning of a new one, we hope, as we make time to come together as family on our own, without the ties of parents and family business. So clearly, it was also time for some new work. Kore' and I had long discussed creating a design that would tie all of my totem animals together. I also wanted something that celebrated endings and beginnings. I hit on the idea of a trumpet vine, one of my favorite flowers. We could show it in all phases, from buds to flowers to young fruits to empty seed pods, with lots of beautiful leaves twining around the existing designs. The snake could be winding around its base and the bat and bird flying through the tendrils.

So that's what we did. Here are some pictures. I think it's pretty magical, myself.

dancing tree

Who knew? This is kind of fun.

You are The Empress
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.
The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
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Photo archives

I've been taking a lot of photos these days, and finally got around to taking advantage of Yahoo!'s photo album archive system. It's pretty cool, at least for folks like me who like to share photos with others who might find them pleasing and/or useful, but who don't have the time to build and maintain much in the way of customized websites. Anyway, it's a work in progress, but if you visit you can see the first 2 albums of photos from my recent trip to the Colorado Plateau (they are Antelope Canyon and Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens) as well as one from right here at Mountain Lake, where my husband and I are just wrapping up a wonderful 4-day getaway (escaping before the Memorial Day mayhem). I'll be adding at least 3 more Colorado Plateau albums over the weekend, then -- oh joy! -- I can start on the backlog of other stuff I've got squirreled away.