Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Is the Russia Prison System Working Pussy Riot Member to Death? | Alternet

Is the Russia Prison System Working Pussy Riot Member to Death? | Alternet
February 1, 2013  |  
An incarcerated member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been hospitalized for illnesses related to prison work , reports the Associated Press . Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has reportedly been suffering severe headaches since last spring, when the 23-year-old began serving her two-year sentence on hooliganism charges.

Monday, February 18, 2013

fragments, found: For Jack

A little while ago I started a blog for just my fictional writing, an area I was working in before I found myself tumbling down the rabbit hole of high strangeness. This poem, For Jack, is about a good friend of ours who passed away a year or two ago.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Saturness: I'm not a Zoltar machine!

Good advice and story about reading when you're tired, but also, when the "client" isn't really serious or has clear intent.

Saturness: I'm not a Zoltar machine!: ou shouldn't read when you're almost falling flat on your face, but that is not the reason why I considered that night a cartomantic disaster. Nope. The problem is that none of them had actual questions. They all wanted to know about their love lives, of course, but... there was no intention behind their inquiries. In fact, they would copy the question of the last person, because there was nothing they really wanted to know about.

A long time ago I wrote a post about the importance of intention when doing card readings. When you approach the cards with a vague, mildly unimportant question, the cards don't give your their best. They give you equally vague, and sometimes rather unimportant answers.
And this:
The truth is that I felt a bit exploited. I love to look at card reading under a humorous light and no, I don't believe that the fabric of space and time will unravel if the cards are not respected. But divination is what I do and I put a helluva effort into it. And I just realized that when people come and ask for a reading just because they found no better way to waste their time, they end up sucking the marrow from my very bones - and from my very cards. Why? Because they put no effort in it. They don't care about the answer, they are being entertained.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Black Dahlia Murder Case Gets New Life After Dog Smells Death Scent At Suspect's Home

Black Dahlia Murder Case Gets New Life After Dog Smells Death Scent At Suspect's Home: A specially trained dog is helping to breathe new life into the Black Dahlia case that has gone unsolved since 1947.

On Friday, the San Bernardino Sun reported that author Steve Hodel teamed up with retired police Sgt. Paul Dostie and Buster, a Labrador retriever trained to detect the smell of human decomposition.

The trio searched the basement of Hodel's father, George Hill Hodel, a Los Angeles doctor who, the author believes, is the Black Dahlia killer.

On January 15, 1947, 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia, was discovered brutally murdered in a vacant lot near the intersection of 39th Street and Norton Avenue in South Los Angeles.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Somewhat Disturbing Valentines

I love vintage seasonal cards. Here are a few vintage Valentine's Day cards that struck me as just a bit weird: