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I’m becoming part of a meme

Thusly: This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs (and aggregation sites) are […]

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Ran into the cousin of a friend today – A.B. Last fall she started to train to be a home nurse’s aid, a two-year education. She dropped out after one semester, she told me. She had second thoughts about her choice of future. I met A.B. several years ago when she was bartending at a […]

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In limbo

This summer has been a bit odd for me. I feel like I’ve been in limbo, but after transitting Saturn (astrology’s wet blanket) moved away from it’s conjunction to my natal Mars (astrology’s Dennis the Menace), some of that feeling of limbo lifted. One effect is that I now feel like blogging. It’s not like […]

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My date with Bergen

I watch the TV-show “Sex and the City” and am catching up on older episodes. In one I saw this weekend, Carrie says no single person is alone in New York City; the whole city’s your date. I thought of that today as I walked around in Bergen, alone. Thinking it as a date with […]

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Triumph

I had to do something this morning that I haven’t done in years: Go through my own dirty laundry to get what I needed to wear. Today’s clingy fabrics look best over a smooth bra. Lacy bras make the fabric look lumpy. But I had absolutely no smooth bras left that a) were clean and […]

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Suddenly…spring!

My stomach acted up this week, after the weekend at my friend’s place, celebrating his daughter’s confirmation. Much rich food – or perhaps not all that rich, just not what I’m used to. And so for a week, my stomach has not been normal. I’ve been waking up with a slight tummy ache almost every […]

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No longer "demoralizing or confusing"

Yesterday, my dentist replaced a cracked filling. Such things have to be filed down and I had to keep biting on carbon paper. But my mouth hurt and I told the dentist that was as good as it was going to get. She said to come back in if the filling needed further filing; it […]

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Sun Opposition Neptune

My “Personal Daily Horoscope” today from Astrodienst, a serious website and astrological service for both amateurs and professionals: Surreptitious acts This may be a day of considerable confusion and uncertainty. On the other hand, you may gain new awareness of and sensitivity to others and their needs and how they relate to your own. Your […]

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Hell and such

I’ve always joked about wanting to go to Hell when I die because I want to be with all my friends in the afterlife. Well, it turns out friends may be scattered, anyway – if this questionnaire about which level of Dante’s hell you’ll end up in is anything to go by. Here are my […]

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Magic

There is magic in our mundane little lives. Too bad so many people don’t see it. But I’m happy to be your guide for a few minutes. I attended a stargazing class in March, learning a lot about our nightskies before they got too light. It also clarified a few terms I’ve used in astrology, […]

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Lighter days

This was the week the snow melted. Granted, there’s still snow in the mountains, which should keep the snow bunnies during Easter vacation happy. But here, at sea level, the snow has gone. The rain came and washed away the winter. This morning I heard the seagulls. One sign of spring is the 4 am […]

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Where does time go?

Recently my Grandma wanted to know if I was the one who had told her that her mother had died. I am the one who has to remind her that her mother died – way back in the 1960’s, but I’m not the one who told her originally. Moments like those make it clear to […]

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Subtle mourning

I have discovered that when my mind is scattered, I can’t focus on things like writing something sensible in my blog. For what it’s worth, I can’t focus on things like answering friends in e-mail properly, either, when my mind is like that. I feel like I’m being pulled in umpteen directions emotionally and it’s […]

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Update on blog of January 21

Updated the princess’s chart. It seemed it was hard to see what the aspects were. They weren’t reflecting their true geometric place. So this new version of the chart has squishy houses and accurate relative placement of the planets. Same URL as before.

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The body knows

It’s been a crazy month. I have felt like a teenager again. I have been totally disorganized, scatter-brained, tired, and lazy. It reminds me of myself when I was in my teens. I have had fun searching the Internet for answers. Came up with a whole bunch: I have ADD (attention deficiency disorder). Well, that […]

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A princess is born

The next one in line for the throne in Norway was born today. A girl. Her name will be announced tomorrow. She’s already historical, since Norway hasn’t had a queen in 600 years, and because until 1990, no female could be heir apparent to the throne. In 1990, the constitution was changed so that the […]

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Grabbed and tickled

Every once in a while, I come across something that really grabs my attention or tickles me in some way. A couple of things I’ve come across are a picture of a hole in the clouds (as well as the word virga[1]) at NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day site, which also offered this 360 […]

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Self-sabotaging update

I think the Universe heard me: My VCR just up and quit on me Monday night. I thought I’d be rushing around yesterday (since I had the day off work), trying to get it fixed, but no. I probably need to live without so much viewing right now.

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New Year’s Resolution?

I have a note hanging on my wall next to my desk. It reads, “Discipline is doing what is important to you.” It’s meant to be a reminder to me to get off my butt and not waste time. However, it’s not working. I don’t have the discipline necessary to follow the advice. I could […]

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Think big. Shrink to fit.

What do you make of a girl who has Jupiter rising? The astrology books say a lucky person, a generous, gregarious, jovial person. In Capricorn, these qualities may be toned down, and the person gains her luck by working hard. But oh, dear, Jupiter in Capricorn is in its fall! Any good fortune for this […]