Saturday, November 29, 2014

Art, Personal and Handmade Pagan themed clothing:Practical Rabbit

A plug for an artist I know; if you're in the Eugene area, visit the Holiday Market and be sure to visit Practical Rabbit. Beautiful work! If you're not in the area, visit the website and order from there.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Yahoo Ate My Email

And Google/blogger and …

Anyway, the rlee@cafeesoterica does not exist, even though blogger-Google thinks it does. Trying to get that surreal loop of insanity fixed is impossible, so there it stays, at the top of the blog, as if it means something.

As to my other email account, the one with all the great UFO sighting reports and Bigfoot encounters (I know! Backup!) Yahoo ate my awhile back.

But you can reach me at orange, and

Unicorn oracle synchronicity

My post at Orange Orb Tarot and Oracle, on unicorn synchronicity, journaling, and exercise.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Becoming Mrs. Charles Manson: 26-year-old insists it's happening - LA Times

 The Manson myth continues with another installment:

Becoming Mrs. Charles Manson: 26-year-old insists it's happening - LA Times: Charles Manson is getting married, insists his bride-to-be. And Afton Elaine Burton, 26, plans to take her new husband's last name.

A look at the couple's marriage license shows it's Burton's first marriage and Manson's third, and Manson is listed at an address in Santa Barbara, where he reportedly lived for a short while in 1969 before moving to Los Angeles. It was in L.A. that Manson orchestrated the stabbing and shooting deaths of seven people over two nights in August 1969.
Manson was an experiment gone rogue and that's why the masses still think of him as the "one who murdered Sharon Tate, etc." but of course he did not murder them. Orchestrated, as the article writes, yes. Murdered others, no doubt. But try explaining that to the good citizens. What is it that has caused this young woman -- Elaine Burton -- to believe Manson innocent and why did she begin her quest at such a young age? Of which, prison authorities undoubtedly knew; her age, her full bio, allowing her wooing of Manson to continue.

Louisiana bus driver detains gay student to make him repent for ‘sinful ways’ of homosexuality

Louisiana bus driver detains gay student to make him repent for ‘sinful ways’ of homosexuality: The ACLU of Louisiana on Tuesday urged the East Baton Rouge Parish School System to take action after a school bus driver allegedly tried to make a student “repent” because she thought he was gay.

In a letter to the Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Schools, the principal of Broadmoor High Schools, and the Director of Transportation for East Baton Rouge Schools, the ACLU argued that the bus driver had violated Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 by discriminating against the student with LGBT-related harassment.

The driver also violated the First Amendment Establishment Clause by proselytizing to a student, the ACLU said.

Reading further, the article goes on to quote a school district spokesperson, who, astoundingly, said that a "reprimand" of the driver is all that's needed.

I know it's the Christian south, but … still … the mind boggles.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Fairy Survey

Link to a fairy survey created by Fairyist at my blog: The Orange Orb: A Fairy Survey

From LogDriver: Emma Woods, Creepy Professors and My Little Wooden Box

LogDriver: Emma Woods, Creepy Professors and My Little Wooden Box

LogDriver — Emma Woods, Creepy Professors and My Little Wooden Box: Suffice it to say that listening to the recording of Creepy Professor threatening Emma Woods over the phone when she refused to go along with his delusional script for her life brought back an explicit (by which I mean detailed, not X-rated) memory of being threatened by my former dissertation advisor when I called him up to explain why I wanted another one of my committee members to serve as chair instead of him. I remembered the trepidation I felt as I got ready to make a call I really did not want to have to make; I remembered his lengthy silence after I said my piece; I recalled the venomous tone in which he finally spoke. He had a low, rumbling voice and did venomous quite well.
An excellent piece, well written and very personal. I am inspired by the concept of the "little wooden box" as well.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

TIME Magazine Compares Witches To Terrorists

TIME magazine apparently has a nasty article by Jennifer Latson on witches.

TIME Magazine Compares Witches To Terrorists: In a piece entitled, “Why Witches on TV Spell Trouble in Real Life,” TIME writer Jennifer Latson suggests that this revived interest in witchcraft is “mere silliness” at best and a sign of troubled times at worse. In the article, much to the offense of pagans and witches everywhere, Latson quotes history professor, Emerson Baker, in this amazingly offensive passage.

“Witches, like terrorists, threaten to wipe out everything you believe in. If they could, they would overthrow your government, overturn your faith, and destroy your society.” (Inquisitir, Oct 28, 2014)
Very stupid, very sad.