Tormentor of Fish: A 2020 Season Forecast

Although I'm now well into my "senior" years, sit more than I should and have to be careful how much I push my limits, I still consider myself an "outdoorsman." (I like to say that I'm the only whisky-drinkin', pickup-drivin', ballcap-wearin', fly-fishin', alpine-skiin', kayak-paddlin', hill-climbin', rock & rollin', theater-goin', poetry-lovin', horoscope-castin', tarot-card-readin', grey-bearded, half-Canadian geomancer … Continue reading Tormentor of Fish: A 2020 Season Forecast

“Tarot-Free” Tarot Decks (or “Damn the Symbolism, Full Speed Ahead!”)

I have a problem with self-proclaimed tarot decks that strip the usual symbolism from the cards and replace it with something radically different and wholly unlikely, whether it's animals or flowers or landscapes or similar charming but overly literal artwork that conveys something other than the customary narrative cues while often being utterly devoid of … Continue reading “Tarot-Free” Tarot Decks (or “Damn the Symbolism, Full Speed Ahead!”)