The smell of jasmine fills the house from outside. It is the scent of the Goddess of the Night but it is also the scent of my childhood. A..
“If you have more than one reason to do something (choose a doctor or veterinarian, hire a gardener or an employee, marry a person, go on ..
Each morning I stand on the old Roman road going into London from the west. It is called Bath Road because, spoiler alert, it connected Lo..
If you stop to think about the function of astrology in the royal courts of China and the Near East, it was not only to set various ritual..
Just in time for today’s celebration of the reception of the Book of the Law, a horned mirror designed to reflect the stars goes up at Spa..
My childhood pet bird died the other week but it’s okay because I didn’t like it much.
That being said, the 19 year old animal had been..
Been a trippy couple of days. I could tell manflu was stalking me from about Thursday when I started to cough weirdly at the gym. Anyway, ..
Jason posted recently about a question he received regarding his content choices. I want to weigh in because I’ve had a few similar questi..
Some of the nerds among us may have noticed that a prominent pioneer of blogging is hanging up is blogshoes. (Picture cartoon snowshoes th..
This time last year I had arrived in much warmer climes after an unscheduled and super-weird stopover in Kiev and I still think I’m more t..
It might be the confusing accretion of jet lag from way too many time zones but I was beginning to feel like the grinch of Halloween. Aski..
Wellington International is apparently among the least popular airports for commercial pilots due to its preposterously short runway. Comi..
I am reading aloud a telegram written in Klingon to a room of more than one hundred people as the last rays of the sun turn the shiraz gra..
In a few hours it is back off to the airport for country number four in the last two weeks.
When magic works I can’t help but return to..
The English are complaining about the weather because it is raining in Miami but I am complaining about their complaints.
Above is the ..
Hey do you like Australian accents so much you are prepared to turn them up loud enough to compensate for some recording challenges so tha..
RO dropped a ‘blink and you missed it’ truth bomb the other day. He said that if a spirit working doesn’t result in what you asked for, go..
The bartender I am probably falling in love with hands me a copy of the first issue of an independent cinema newspaper. How long has it be..
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the AMA.
You know, like what all the kids are talking about. The kids and Madonna.
Possibly with less wacko..
What else could one expect when replicating the Fiji experience in France? Certainly nothing so relaxing as a much-needed holiday.
RO can do personal posts really well and I can’t and that also annoys me.
So I ..
Link posts sounds like a good idea at the time because you think they’ll be quick.
Mine never are.
I want to say things about th..
Kirk: No. You were younger.
- Star Trek: Generations
Too quiet for its size, the storage yard’s..
Are all PSAs self-serving?
Who knows? But this PSA is self-serv..
Why? well they have to live somewhere. A city living in its own afterlife. Why not?
The streets of L..
It can b..
It is the first one back in my hometown in seven years, arriving by way of t..
First, a couple of childhood anecdotes.
When I was very young, my maternal grandparents lived just up the street from us. They were..
Can digital publishing be talismanic?
We are sitting at the pub table where Tolkien and the rest of the Inklings used to sit, drink..
The portrait of Thomas McIntyre looks down on the revellers dancing in the inner hall.
An engraving on the frame says the painting is a..
Or possibly putting the ‘summer’ in Summerisle?
I don’t know. Scottish weather is notoriously changeable.
Anyway, I’m heading of..
There is something deliciously Crowleyan about ‘taking rooms’ in a European city for the purposes of a ritual.