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Tarot Tuesday: Strength

The Rider-Waite-Smith deck calls this card Strength. Older decks sometimes name it Fortitude, linking it more firmly to the four cardinal virtues: Fortitude (or Courage), Justice, Temperance and Prudence. Three of these virtues (counting Strength) show up in the Major … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: Six of Pentacles

There’s something ugly about this card. Look at the way the merchant measures out precisely how much he should give to two people reduced to begging on their knees. Yes, it’s a good thing to share with those in need—no … Continue reading

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Meta Monday: Lost Weekend

I had four days off this past weekend. Four days!  And no particular responsibilities. That should equal lots of writing, right? Nope. I think I wrote a grand total of about 400 words–and that’s counting this post. So what happened? … Continue reading

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Meta Monday: Help Me Tackle These Edits! (Please.)

As I’ve mentioned before, my web-serial Crevlock Tower needs some major edits before I publish it as a novel. In fact, I’m feeling daunted. For one thing, I wrote the story in the first person, which would have been fine … Continue reading

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Meta Monday: Scoring Stories

Despite the ongoing political drama, I found lots of things to be happy about this past week. Gaga killed it at the Super Bowl—and I loved the Schuyler Sisters too. And, even though I’m not a fan of either team, … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: Seven of Swords

I’ll admit it: this is one of my favorite cards. I can’t help it—there’s such a joyous bit of mischief to this thief. I love the way he sneaks off with five of seven swords, holding them with an alarming … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: The Ace of Cups

A heavenly hand is offering us a cup that runneth over. Not with wine, though. Shouldn’t it be wine? It’s clearly a communion cup, such as you would find in a liturgical Christian church. Look at the dove—which, for Christians, … Continue reading

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