The Word Nazi

A bar in New York City’s East Village has posted a sign banning the word ‘literally’ from the establishment. If you say the word inside the bar you get 5 minutes to finish your drink before you get kicked out. If you start a sentence with literally you have to leave immediately. This is literally hilarious.

So, which Tarot card represents a word Nazi. Well, swords represent words so maybe this one… Continue reading

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The Blessing of A Selfish Mom

I often talk about the blessing of having a selfish mom. Or rather, mum, as we refer to female parents here in Australia. This goes against conventional wisdom of course. Most peeps think a selfish mom is a bad mom. Women are under enormous pressure to put everyone else’s needs before their own. From their children. Their husbands. The parents at the school gate. The media. Their own expectations of what’s right.

So what could possibly be good about having a selfish mom? Continue reading

The Tarot of Education

We all have to get one. An education, that is. Once upon a time children in the western world were sent down the mines or stayed home to look after the babies or left to work in grand houses at a tender age. But fortunately for us, those times have long gone. We have  more possibilities than that. We have the opportunity to change our lives for the better through study and hard work.

So which Tarot card would represent ‘getting an education’?

Probably this one… Continue reading

The Tarot of Valentine’s Day

O-oh! Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. You might love it. You might dread it. Either way, it elicits a response.

These are the cards that come to mind when I think of this day…
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First World Problems

My air conditioner’s broken and it’s 39 degrees outside. Tomorrow it’s going to be 42. Luckily I have a lovely air-conditioner mechanic who’s going to pop by in the morning to give the pipes a squiz. In the meantime I get an instant sweat lodge which’ll give me a thorough New Year’s detox. Oh yay!

Even though the cavalry is on its way, I still feel panicky at the thought of having to sweat my way through the next 24 hours. It’s made me ponder the Tarot of First World Problems… Continue reading