the tree that held up the sky is dead

How I lost a tree and gained a hole where a tree used to be When Papa Gino’s suddenly closed like a hundred locations a month or two ago - with no notice to employees, I should mention - I kept it together, but only barely. The company was planning to restructure and about half … Continue reading the tree that held up the sky is dead

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I’m Not Dead Yet (but I did lose a week)

Yeah, it's Friday afternoon and up til now I haven't posted anything in a full week - and the last thing I posted may have seemed a little ominous. Good news, everyone (well, hopefully, you think it's good news) - I am still here on Earth! I find this fact absolutely glorious. But then...if I'm … Continue reading I’m Not Dead Yet (but I did lose a week)

Live Tree or Die: This Week in Divination

The benefit of divination, despite what you or I may commonly think, has nothing to do with knowing the future and everything to do with understanding the cosmos. Divination is a funny thing, because sometimes you get these results where it’s like, “Either I’m gonna die or I’m gonna end up like a half immortal … Continue reading Live Tree or Die: This Week in Divination

It’s OK to talk to dead people if you want

October is the month in which we bear witness to the precise opposite of spring. Some years, like this one, we see this made manifest in brilliant and awe-inspiring fashion, but whether the deciduous leaves delight us for weeks with tons of fire or skip stubbornly right from green to brown, then straight to the … Continue reading It’s OK to talk to dead people if you want

The Wizard’s Homecoming

It's a far gone lullaby, sung many years ago; Mama, mama, many worlds I've come Since I first left home. Going home, going home, By the waterside I will rest my bones, And listen to the river sing sweet songs To rock my soul. -Robert Hunter, "Brokedown Palace" I wonder if the fact that the … Continue reading The Wizard’s Homecoming

Thursday Blessings in the Air

  Before our blessing, a kind request: please continue to direct any spare good vibes you have lying around to our comrade Mike, who is out of the hospital and still on the mend, and our family member Tommy. These guys need a boost. Much thx - the Wiz. Thanksgiving was late and Advent is … Continue reading Thursday Blessings in the Air

XXVIII. CAUGHT IN THE FLOOD

There's no way of getting around it - here, we are presented with unmitigated disaster. This not just any old rough time or seasonal storm, either. We are told again and again throughout the text that this is also an important and significant time. In other words, wake up and pay attention, because absolutely everything, … Continue reading XXVIII. CAUGHT IN THE FLOOD