The Tarot of Westworld

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I finally got around to watching Westworld. Despite many recommendations from friends, I didn’t like it’s misogynistic overtones. Of course, once I started, I couldn’t stop. Which doesn’t mean it was perfect.

Here are my many thoughts on the Tarot of Westworld.

But beware, spoilers after the cut… Continue reading

The Vague Tax

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I read a great article recently about the price we pay for our modern lifestyle. A woman wrote that in her state of permanent exhaustion she went to an ATM to withdraw $100 and accidentally forgot to collect the money out of the machine. She completed the transaction, put her card back in her wallet (phew!), placed her wallet in her bag and walked away. Of course, by the time she remembered ten minutes later and rushed back, the money was gone (What would you do if you found money in a machine, huh?)

Over the years she’s also left phones in taxis and wallets in cafes, let gift cards expire, and paid fees on direct debits that bounced because she didn’t update her credit card details. She calls it the Vague Tax. You can read the original article here: http://www.theage.com.au/money/saving/what-to-do-if-you-leave-your-money-on-the-atm-20160104-glyx9i.html

So which Tarot card would represent the Vague Tax?

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Different Year Same Sh**

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I went back to work after an extended break recently and my overwhelming thought on the first day was, ‘Different year, same sh**’. I’m sure I’m not the only peep who feels this way on returning to their day job after the Christmas holiday period.

Happily things have improved since then. But which Tarot card would this feeling be represented by?

Maybe this one… Continue reading