Category Archives: Art

A Curse for Chrissie Hynde

Hi Chrissie, You don’t know me, but your voice gave me power and comfort in hard times. ‘Mystery Achievement’ was the theme of every escape plan from a sh-t job I made through a succession of terrible, low-paid purgatories I … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, March 19, 2015

The March equinox happens at the same moment across the world but is converted to local time. In 2015, it falls on March 20 at 6:45 P.M. That’s from The Old Farmer’s Almanac which is predicting warmer and drier than … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, January 20, 2015

Today’s Tarot is from the Major Arcana, VIII Strength. Dedicated to all the forms of strength that hold the world together while violence and selfishness pull us apart. Martin Luther King day gave us a chance to recognize the courage … Continue reading

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This is My Body, This is My Blood

One thing about eight years of Catholic school in the 60’s- it was religion in interesting times. Women may remember a scramble to hide our uncovered heads from God, who did not want to look down from Heaven and see … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, Christmas Eve, 2014

The Christmas story of the baby born in a manager has given inspiration for some lovely sacred art. This painting by Antoine Le Nain sometime in the 1600’s shows a humble family in a quiet moment. Wishing all some quiet … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, November 9, 2014

Don’t need no stinkin’ nanny state. Today’s Tarot is a random page from an advertising manual, some time before WWI. The delights of smoking in bed, or half-asleep on the couch are still indulged, but Big Tobacco doesn’t push that … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, October 5,2014

A golden day in October, nice to see the sun finally. I took the Ripta #1 downtown yesterday and the view from the bus is so different from when you are driving. Empty storefronts on Thayer St., perhaps they priced … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, September 25, 2014

It’s Thursday! And that means it’s time for a book review. Because I woke up at 4:30am worrying about my beautiful city of Providence and found some good distraction in David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’. The reviewers praise Mitchell’s storytelling … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, September 17, 2014

Today’s Tarot is from the Major Arcana, XI Justice. Justice holds the scales to measure competing claims and balance them fairly, and a sword to cut short wrongdoing. In the mundane world, unfortunately, law is a blunt tool, not a … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, September 3, 2014

Today’s Tarot is the VI of Cups. Dedicated to friend Catherine Keating, whose life blessed everyone who knew her. Her hospitality was a work of art, her home was a place of comfort and beauty. She knew which fork to … Continue reading

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