I’d like to introduce you to my new friend – Nancy!
Yep, she’s a bike. My old one was nicked back in December and I’ve been seriously missing my pedal-powered transportation around the city. Well, I’m back on two wheels again, hurrah. I’ve tried all different kinds of bikes, mountain bikes, racers… a good old fashioned sit-up-and-beg is my favourite – easy on my bad back and makes me feel strong and confident sharing the road with scary city drivers. And that saddle is as bouncy and comfy as it looks 🙂
There’s one small problem… Nancy doesn’t have proper brakes. You have to back-pedal to slow down and stop, and – eeep – it’s not exactly the most responsive situation. This week I’ve been busy ordering a new wheel and break mechanism so I can safely sort her out.
Here’s what else has been distracting me from my to-do list this week…
If you don’t know what’s happening in Baltimore or want to get the whole picture on the uprising, this is a really informative primer with a ‘how you can help’ at the end.
Mecca Woods has your monthly horoscopes for May on My Life Created.
Ever wished you could learn tarot with Barbara Moore (one of my tarot heroes)?? Now you can!
Pagans down under observed Samhain (rather than Beltane, in the northern hemisphere) last weekend. I loved this post from The Chaos Witch: I Know What You Did Last Samhain, redux (or, what to do when security busts you doing witchy shit in the cemetery)
Q&A: On Plotting a Course – Sara Blackthorne on switching gear and getting organised for longer projects.
Whole Foods does it again. Those guys are the *worst* dressed up as the best. Here they are supporting the institutions perpetrating violence against protesting communities in Baltimore, and here (again) is the low-down on CEO John Mackey’s nasty political leanings (think anti-union, anti healthcare reform, pro ‘heartlessness’ in business. Nice chap.)
So this is what a Whole Foods in Baltimore is doing… pic.twitter.com/5gyNia0KuC
— Zoé (@ztsamudzi) April 28, 2015
I love the shaggy bears Marissa Louie is making!
Chloe on how to create a portable altar.
I really want to go to the 2015 Radical Herbalism Gathering in June.
It’s worth subscribing to Autostraddle’s A+ just for this honest and heartwrenching personal essay: A Million Red Flags: My Polyamory Failure. (This post is available to members of A+ only.)
And Lisa, one of my wonderful hosts on my recent ta-road trip sent me this advice for grounding:
As you continue your work on grounding yourself, may i recommend this idea that I have applied to myself for years:
Find your balance. Imagine your life as a four-sided shape.
The bottom is your physical self. The top is your spiritual self. The left is your emotional self and the right is your social self. Each part needs to be cared for & nurtured and ideally, they should be in balance forming a perfect square. If you neglect an area and it becomes smaller, the opposite side will become larger and out of balance also affecting the pieces on either side.
Anytime you feel out of sorts, check your balance.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.