It’s bizarre to even think that. Bob and I have subscribed to Netflix from pretty much the very beginning. Their site says 1997. It could have been that early. I don’t even see in my account to determine when we joined. We were actively getting DVDs and sending back DVDs long, long ago. Then slowly we switched to online.

Then for years we were online only. Now we are contemplating cancelling because Amazon has better options. It is stunning how quickly technology changes. We have a four-level shelf of DVDs and don’t watch them because it’s easier to just find things on our TV.

How do you watch movies?

Three of Rods

I drew a great card for myself, of ongoing success. Hurrah! Let me know if you’d like me to draw a card for you.

Here’s mine – Three of Rods

Traditional meaning: 
You’ve made your plans and are now working through them. Your path is solid so far. You are able to look even further into the future. To think about additional opportunities.

You need to be ready to accept changes as part of this. Risk, too. But the path is strong beneath your feet.

This is a card of success, often coming after a period of difficulty.

The card also represents that external help may be offered. If so, consider accepting it. We all help each other out.

My Interpretation:

The first things to catch my eye are the three rods. They look strong. Steady. Almost phallic with energy. They have beautiful flowers on their top, representing both beauty and strength.

However, the character doesn’t seem to see them. The person looks between them. The person doesn’t see the strength that is all around.

Our main character’s back is turned to the viewer. While they are wearing armor on his head and shoulders, the entire back is practically bare. It’s almost as if they are inviting an attack from behind.

The character gazes out into the blankness of space, not looking at anything. The scene in that direction is completely white.

To me this is a card reminding us to be aware. To be attentive. To think about what we have already – and to plan for what is to come. To watch for those challenges and dangers.

Still, the character has strength. They have on armor. They are in a position of protection. They just need to do a bit more research. Become a bit more aware.

Earth Overshoot Day 2019

Today is officially Earth Overshoot Day for 2019.

That means, as of July 29th, we’ve already used up all the resources for 2019 that the Earth can renew.

We are using our planet’s resources faster than it can heal / refresh them – and it’s only getting worse.

We don’t have a Planet B to fall back on.


Oxendine Series

Evening meditation time. I’ve had a lot of requests to finish book 4 in my Oxendine series, based on my ancestors who were black-Lumbee-Irish. I’d been hesitating since I don’t know what really happened to Naomi’s first boyfriend, and I wanted to be accurate, but I just have to plow ahead. In fiction, one has to do the best they can.

I respect all she endured in her life. Each of us can find that strength within us.