Archive | April 24, 2013

Witches & witchcraft reading challenge

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Just finished the penultimate book in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. This one has all the characters she’s introduced throughout the series.

I really enjoy her writing as her paranormal people are not weirdos or overly sexed up.

Can’t wait for the last one.

http://melissaseclecticbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/12/added-to-bookshelf-12212.html?m=1

Poetry month – I want to be strong

Chorus:
I want to be strong, to be strong as the land around me
I want a heart that’s as wide as the sky
I want a spirit like a moving mountain stream.
I want to look people straight in the eye.

Walking along beneath a canopy of clouds
Feeling like a stranger in the midst of a crowd
I know that something great is calling me aloud
I know that I must choose.

The crowd is crying ‘cause there’s hunger and there’s hate
But if we care it’s not too late
A loving, laughing world we’re able to create
Underneath the endless sky.

Today’s reading

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The Fox

Knight of Wands

The qualities of cunning and stalking combined with great alertness and curiosity make the fox a stealthy night hunter. Often seen at dawn, the fox retains a beguiling mixture of wisdom and playfulness.

A quick-witted person able to weave in and out of situations, usually turning them to their own advantage. Difficult to ‘pin down’ or to be sure of their motives. Someone often on the edge of society. A wanderer. The fox (and raven) are the trickster archetypes of our mythology.

Boston Marathon bombing investigation reveals security state’s hypocrisy toward photographers (shooters, know your rights)

Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

It’s become a little too common a story:

  1. police thugs beating the hell out of a citizen (who may or may not have done anything)
  2. citizen with camera takes pictures or video of police abuse
  3. police arrest photographer
  4. because apparently it’s illegal to record police brutality

The new trend is to make photographing the police illegal, although they will also arrest you for “obstructing law enforcement” – something you can apparently do from a distance. The Ministry of Homeland Security even wants us to view public displays of photography as potential terrorist activity.

But in Boston last week, the authorities were singing a very different tune, begging citizens to review their stills and video from the site of the Marathon bombings for clues to the identity of the attackers. How convenient. And utterly hypocritical. Carlos Miller over at PhotographyIsNotACrime is dead on the money.

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