A Witch Does Passover (Part I)

This coming Saturday it will it the 15th of Nisan, 5768. (Can you believe it? I'm still writing 5767 on all my checks.) For those who keep time by the Gregorian calendar, it will be Saturday, April 19. As I'm sure you know, the 15th of Nisan marks the beginning of Passover, the Jewish festival of freedom.…

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Protected: Is there a future in Tarot cards?

I spent some time crunching the numbers last night. This has been my worst year as a Tarot reader ever.Don't get me wrong. It's lots of fun. At the NY Ren Faire this year, I picked up a new hobby: sphereplay (google it... it's fun!); working at the Forest of Fear gives me time to practice it.…

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Protected: It’s over… almost

The Forest of Fear ended this past weekend. After reading at the New York Renaissance Faire for two months, and reading at the Forest of Fear for one month, my cycle of doing paid Tarot/Rune/Palm readings is over.This means that I've got my weekends back again. This coming weekend I'm going to veg out, watch a DVD…

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Protected: Forest of Fear again

I wasted a good worry. The tent's heat is wonderful! (...if I do say so myself; I bought a catalytic heater.) The noise was much less than I remembered. The guy with the shotgun doesn't seem to be there this year. I stood outside my booth, demonstrated a little sphereplay, and chatted with folks. I had a…

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Protected: Forest of Fear

The Forest of Fear (FoF) is a haunted-house event held in the same location as the NY Ren Faire. Well, almost the same location: they actually use buildings in the parking-lot area. It can be quite cold, especially since I used to work full-time outdoors. This year, though, I'll be working in a tent, and I've already…

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Another Faire season ends

Today was the final day of the 2006 season for the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo. I do readings at the Faire. As far as money was concerned, it was a "ho-hum" season for me. The weather ruined a few days, and overall fewer people attended than in previous years. Every once in a while, I…

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Racism is a funny thing

Lately I've been renting Harold Lloyd's films on Netflix. I highly recommend them. Yes, they're silent films, they're in black-and-white (with perhaps some tinting), they're in 4:3 aspect ratio. They're also funnier than a lot of big eye-candy comedies they make these days. There's one aspect to the films that bothers me: the casual racism of that…

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