They Say Power is a Double-Edged Sword – What do you Think? (XXXIV)

After a most regrettable absence of several months, the time has come at long last to resume our long-running seriesย taking a hexagram-by-hexagram look at the I Ching. As a fallible wizard, I struggle with change. On the one hand, I want everything to stay the same. For example, I'm still pissed off every time I … Continue reading They Say Power is a Double-Edged Sword – What do you Think? (XXXIV)

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2013: Just a Box of Rain?

"We all got up to dance, Oh, but we never got the chance, For as the players tried to take the field, The marching band refused to yield. [...] And in the streets, the children screamed, The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed, But not a word was spoken; The church bells all were broken." … Continue reading 2013: Just a Box of Rain?

XXVI. Does the Public Need You?

Here, we have a hexagram that serves almost as a mini-essay on the nature of a person who is sort of born to be a politician (in the best sense of the word, not the worst). Written multiple thousands of years ago, it's something of a marvel that it seems so applicable to this day.What … Continue reading XXVI. Does the Public Need You?