Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas 'Tree' Spread

Merry Christmas!
Christmas tree
As I thought over what to bring you for the Christmas season, my attention was drawn to my Oracle Deck - The Enchanted Map by Colette Baron-Reid. And then, I went poking around for ideas for the spread to use for this enchanted season. We shall call it the 'Christmas Tree Spread'.

Card 1 - Tree Trunk - What supports you/brings you strength?
Card 2, 3, 4 - Branches - Lessons you've learned during the year?
Card 5, 6 - Decorations - Your greatest accomplishments during the year?
Card 7 - The Star - A message for you as you begin a New Year?

A Sample Reading:


What supports you/brings you strength?

20 Flying - You've managed to rise above, to allow yourself to see things from a different perspective.  This gives you the strength and ability to align with your higher self. It's time to soar.

Lessons you've learned during the year?

18 Magic Stream, reversed - You've learned that you can't go against the current, although you've continued to try. It's time to stop trying and just jump in and float along. True inspiration and creativity will come to you.

2 Gentle Gardener - My first thought upon seeing this card was 'patience'. You've learned to linger and wait, to think and grow. Your mind and the thoughts you allow are the foundation for your reality. What you think, is what will be.

35 Education - A quote within the book on this card says it all ~ "Life is filled with lessons. Be teachable."

Your greatest accomplishments during the year?

14 Riding the Wave - You've worked hard and now you are here - on the edge of a wave, headed in the right direction. All that you know -  skills, talents, hopes, dreams - will carry you forward.

16 Rescue - Asking for help may be difficult, but it is what's necessary. Spirit is available upon your call. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance, you will be answered.

A message for you as you begin a New Year?

19 Dragon's Lair - "You are always protected and Divinely directed."


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 'Blessings' Spread

Happy Thanksgiving!

Horn of Plenty

Thanksgiving is the time for families to gather and give thanks for all they have accomplished and encountered throughout the year. In celebration of the holiday, I've decided to fall back onto the Lenormand with a 'Blessings' Spread to help reveal those blessings.

Deck: Gilded Reverie Lenormand by Ciro Marchetti.

First, shuffle your deck, while thinking over the past year and the year to come. What blessings do you have to be thankful for?

Next, spread out the deck before you, locating the Bouquet card.

Then, lay out the 2-3 cards on each side of the Bouquet. The cards to the left reveal blessings of the past and present, while the cards to the right reveal blessings of the future.

Blessings of the Past and Present: A secure home life (House), both emotionally (Heart) and financially (Fish).

Blessings of the Future: Recognizing (Woman facing Paths) the many choices (Paths) of communications (Birds).

Take a moment to check on your Blessings.

Hope you all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween Tarot Spread

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Pumpkins

Once a year, there comes a day of celebration for things that go bump in the night.

Children parade through neighborhoods disguised in various costumes and collect candy in large orange bags. Adults become witches, nurses and chainsaw wielding psychopaths. For many this is a day of fun, surprise, and delight. However, a few will stir havoc through pranks and fear.

Porches display carved pumpkins, spider webs, and lounging skeletons. Parties supply delightful treats - fingers floating in punch, bleeding chocolate cakes, and a trough of floating apples.

On the other side of the celebration, many myths and/or truths rise up on this day. The veil separating the living from the dead becomes thin. Evil walks upon the earth. Spells and rituals gain extra power.

Halloween is a day many individuals seek out fear and anticipate the rush provided by innocent danger - haunted houses and mazes, joyrides and such.

Trick or Treat
My treat to you this holiday season is a Halloween Themed Tarot Spread and a peek at Tarot of the Night by Richard ShadowFox.

The Spread:

1) The Costume - the situation
2) The Trick - the unexpected
3) The Treat - the opportunity
4) The Sidewalk - the journey
5) The Doorway - the outcome

A Sample Reading (featuring Tarot of the Night by Richard ShadowFox)

1) The Costume - the situation - 2 of Cups is all about relationships and partnerships. Although the main emphasis is on romantic unions, it may also show platonic partnerships.

The current situation is one of harmony and union. You may be in a loving relationship, an emotionally charged partnership, or a faithful friendship.

2) The Trick - the unexpected - 3 of Wands is about looking into the future, having expectations due to past preparations.

The unexpected is how well the above relationship is going. You see a future here, you have high expectations, dreams you never expected to wish for.

3) The Treat - the opportunity - 2 of Wands is about preparations, planning and progression.

You have an opportunity here to go further, to capitalize on the dream that's already in progress.

4) The Sidewalk - the journey - Ace of Wands represents new actions, growth, and creation.

Your passion set this journey into motion and it is your passion which will keep you on course to greater heights and deeper love.

5) The Doorway - the outcome - 10 of Swords brings to mind, "It's all over, I give up," but the thing about Swords is there's a mental game involved. It's usually not as bad as you THINK it is.

The outcome is undesired, not at all what you expected or wanted. This doesn't always mean a bad outcome. It may only be different than what you'd planned on.

Notice the two 2's signifying balance of emotions (cups) and creativity (wands), and the abundance of Wands igniting passion and action within the spread.

Overview - An important message here is simple. The journey is so much more important than the destination, the outcome. Things are always changing. You may not reach the exact location or result you had in mind, but you still moved forward, you still challenged yourself and you accomplished something. Now it's time to ignite your passion, make more plans, and move forward. Keep striving for your dreams.

Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Review: The Witch's Oracle

The Witch's Oracle
Author: Marla Brooks
Illustrator: Aunia Kahn
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2015

Description: 45 cards and a 112 page guidebook in a sturdy cardboard box, with magnetic closure.

Card size: about 3 by 4.5 inches.

The Witch's Oracle reminds me of a Lenormand deck from a Pagan perspective. The cards feature items familiar to Witches, but will be recognized by the masses, such as the black cat serving as a Familiar and the most famous magician's tool the Magick Wand. The author suggests the deck can be used as a standalone oracle or used in conjunction with another deck for added guidance. I tried it both way and was impressed by the results.

As you'll see below, the images are quite amazing. The brocade backgrounds of the cards give the images an almost three dimensional feel. When I first pulled the deck from the box, I had to separate the cards one by one. After a few shuffles, the cards finally released their attachment to one another. Now they glide past one another in an almost magical dance. The energies of this deck are amazing.

The guidebook contains an introduction, how to clear/charge your cards, suggested spreads, and information on working with your cards. The bulk of the little book is dedicated to the cards. Each section contains a colored image of the card, information on the item, card meaning and an incantation.

The Dreamcatcher asks you to pay close attention to your dreams. It suggests keeping a dream journal. The information in your dreams will prove important and provide answers.

Owl - Incantation - "Spirit Guides and teachers, please let me see the hidden world that now surrounds me. I need to see clearly both inside and out. I need your assistance, of that there's no doubt."

The Owl is a sign to trust your intuition. Pay attention to the world around you. You will find the answers you need to any issues you may have.

The Hourglass urges you to complete what you've been putting off. Time is of the essence.

The Witch's Oracle makes a great standalone deck and a nice addition to other divination methods. I recommend this deck to anyone seeking guidance.

You don't have to be a Witch to enjoy the images of this deck.

Grab your copy from Schiffer Publishing.

(Review Product supplied by Schiffer Publishing.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review: Pagan Ways Tarot

Pagan Ways Tarot
Author/Illustrator: Anna Franklin
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2015

Description: 78 cards and a 190 page guidebook in a sturdy cardboard box, with magnetic closure

Card size: about 3.4 inches by 5.1 inches (86x130 mm)

The Pagan Ways Tarot is based on the Pagan worldview, but most cards have familiar scenes and details of the Rider Waite system. The imagery and coloring are beautiful and vibrant. The Minor Arcana feature the addition of keywords. Overall, I'm impressed by this deck and plan to put it into practice.

Some of the titles are change – Empress/Lady, Emperor/Lord, Hierophant/Elder, Wheel/Wyrd, Devil/Underworld, Judgment/Rebirth, Pages/Princesses.

The guidebook offers a brief introduction to the Tarot, the Pagan Ways Tarot, and the Journey of the Fool. Each card section features a large, color image and tells the story of the Fool as he journeys through the Minor and Major Arcana, along with upright and reversed meanings. The guidebook closes with a brief symbolism dictionary, four detailed spreads and suggested meditation practices.

I've only scanned through the guidebook so far, but I enjoyed the card information of the few I read. The typical keyword references are not presented as in most guidebooks. You begin with the story of what the Fool, who represents the seeker on his journey, encounters when arriving at each card. And then, there's a short section of what the card means in both upright and reverse. The meanings are what you expect for the Tarot, but it's always interesting to read these from a different perspective.

I chose a few cards randomly. I couldn't begin to narrow it down to favorites. There are just too many wonderful images in this deck. As you can see, the images are spectacular, the keywords fit, and look at that color! Grey for the Four of Cups, how perfect! The blues for the Ace of Swords, delightful!

It's hard to pull from the guidebook because of how it all fits together. Here are a few lines for a couple of the above cards to give you an idea.

Four of Cups - The Four of Cups represents a lack of emotional fulfillment. You are dissatisfied with your life, you may feel bored and uninspired at work, or there may be unspoken resentments within a relationship. You might feel generally unwell or depressed.

Nine of Wands - You've been knocked down and picked yourself up so many times you are tired of it. Now you face another setback. Though you feel at the end of your tether, you will find inner reserves of strength, so don't give up.

Discover the Pagan Ways Tarot. Grab your copy from Schiffer Publishing.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Review: The Cook's Tarot

The Cook's Tarot
Author/Artist: Judith Mackay Stirt
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2015

Description: 78 cards and a 159 page guidebook in a sturdy cardboard box, with magnetic closure.

Card size: 3.75 inches by 5.5 inches

If you love cooking, love food, and/or find the kitchen the most important room in your home, you will love this deck.

To be honest, at first, I wasn't going to review this deck. But after reading the introductory and flipping through the cards, I realized that there would be quite a few people out there who would enjoy this deck. It's a combination of the author's two loves - kitchen and tarot. It deserves to be mentioned and celebrated.

The cards are slightly large, but manageable. The cards are based on paintings, which took the artist six years to complete the entire deck. The colors are incredibly vibrant. The experience of touching these cards and studying the images was like stepping into the artist's creative mind. I found it truly nourishing to my soul.

"During those six years strange things started to happen. I found that I was living the experiences of the cards." ~ Judith Mackay Stirt

As the deck's theme is the kitchen, food preparations, gathering and family, it is not made up of the traditional images. But, anyone familiar with the Rider-Waite style decks will have no difficulties recognizing the references. I'm not sure I would recommended the deck to completely new readers, but it really wouldn't take much of a transitional period to move from the beginning stages of understanding the tarot to this deck.

The Guidebook begins with an introduction to the Tarot and how the author found herself creating the Cook's Tarot. There are five spreads offered with instructions. The rest of the guide book deals with each card: black and white images, description of the card, key elements (symbols featured in the card), card meaning, and a short piece entitled 'Kitchen Wisdom'. The guidebook was as enjoyable as the deck itself.


The Five of Cups - What's the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, it was 'crying over spilled milk'.

A bit of Kitchen Wisdom for the author - "Don't cry over spilled milk. You might have been lactose intolerant, anyway."

Excerpt from the Card Meaning - "This card is addressing the somewhat exaggerated response to an event, because we cannot see any positive outcome. The milk has been spilled, but because we have our heads down, we cannot see that the cat is happy."


The Eight of Swords - There is so much to say about this one card. Notice everything if you can. The woman holds a tray of fast food. She sees her own image in the mirror, but there she is tied up and blindfolded. There's a dead bird beside her. In the cage, with an open door, is a live bird. (Now as I study this card, I notice the bird in the cage - it looks like the wings of the bird are tied to the cage, but the author makes no mention of this.)

Excerpt from the Key Element section - "Fast Food: In dream symbolism, eating take-out implies that we are not taking the necessary care of our emotions." 

Excerpt from the Card Meaning - "When you draw this card in a reading, there might be an initial moment of recognition as you identify with the feeling of being stuck with no way out." "Ah yes, the mirror! It is important to see that it is not reflecting the reality of the situation, but rather the observer's perception of it."


I'll leave you with a bit of Kitchen Wisdom from the Ten of Wands - "If you have a monkey on your back, stop buying it carrots."

Grab your deck from Schiffer Publishing.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Review: Beautiful Creatures Tarot

Beautiful Creatures Tarot
Author: J. R. Rivera
Artist: Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2015

Description: 80 cards and a 152 page guidebook in a sturdy cardboard box, with magnetic closure.

Card size: 3 1/2" by 5

The Beautiful Creatures Tarot is amazingly beautiful, a true treasure for deck collectors, especially if you are a fan of the artist. The deck vibrates with extraordinary energy.

The Guidebook gives a basic introduction, 10 divination spreads, and card information: keywords, descriptions, meanings, and an image. The deck is made of good card stock (a little sticky, but should smooth out with use) and exceptional print quality.

With the energy radiating off this deck, it would make an amazing tool. However, it will take a little work for a reader to adapt to this deck. One may even choose to step away from it as a tarot deck and use it more as an oracle deck.

The Beautiful Creatures Tarot is not a traditional tarot deck. There are many variations from the typical system. And, the card images lack the associations and symbolism found in most tarot decks. The images focus on young women with enormous, glistening eyes. Other creatures appear on the cards such as skeletons, cats, dinosaurs, dragons, and more.

A few of the changes include:

Major Arcana - Card 0, The Fool is now The Explorer, card 1 Magician is Mage, card 5, Hierophant is renamed Hierophantress, card 8 Strength is now called Fortitude, card 11 Justice is now The Equilibrium, card 12, Hanged Man becomes The Swinging One, card 13 Death is renamed The Transformation, card 14 Temperance becomes The Mediator, card 15 The Devil is now The Addiction, and card 16 The Tower has become The Unexpected.

Minor Arcana - The suits have been renamed to Fires, Waters, Airs, and Earth.

Court Cards - Kings, Queens, and Knights have become astrology signs, and the pages are based on the elements.

Wild Cards - two additional cards - You are One (Significator card) and The Supernatural (Situation card).

I would not recommend this deck as a beginner deck. A new reader needs the associations to build a good connection with the tarot and the card meanings, in my opinion. This deck would make for a very difficult journey into the tarot.

Let's take a look.

The 6 of Airs is the angel who will help you move from a rough situation to a smooth one. In her palm is a map to help guide those who have lost their way. She is responsible for transporting you to your destination. In the Rider-Waite version, Six of Swords, a boat carries two people across rough waters, steered by a ferryman. In this version, the angel acts as your ferryman.

A message from the card - 
You've been suffering for some time and looking for a gateway. Come here: jump inside. Let the symbols on my hands take you far away.

In the 7 of Earths, a maiden has taken time off from her busy schedule. The card represents waiting upon the rewards of what has been completed. It suggests learning to observe and seeing value in your hard work. In the Rider-Waite version, 7 of Pentacles, a man rests after his work is complete and observes his accomplishments.

A message from the card - 
I can see that you've done all that you can do. Now you'll be waiting for everything to come gracefully to you.

As you can see from these two examples, the connections can be made if you dig deep and observe how the Beautiful Creatures Tarot relates to the traditional tarot. In the first card, the astrology symbols can trigger the relationship of transitions and changes of moving from one situation into another. In the second, the clocks can trigger the relationship of taking a break and resting for a moment.

The beautiful images within this deck will make the necessary work worth the effort.

Grab your deck from Schiffer Publishing.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: Healing Light and Angel Cards by Saleire

The Healing Light and Angel Cards Deck is not a divination deck, at least not in the usual sense. The 42 card deck will help you work with your Chakra. The author, Saleire, has designed simple steps to walk you through identifying your blocked Chakra and clearing the block. Everything you need is included in this neat little kit of 42 vibrant art cards, 96-page companion book, and a sturdy magnetic closing box.

The cards have six divisions: Chakra, Action, Color, Animal, Crystal, and Angel. The best way to use the cards is to divide them into their separate piles before you begin.

The process starts with a question - Which Chakra do I need to work on? Or get more specific - Why am I not feeling a connection in my current relationship, How can I get the promotion at work?

The first card you pull will be from the Chakra cards. Your selected card will show you which Chakra is blocked and causing issues at that moment or related to your question. Refer to the companion book to better understand the Chakra before moving on.

The second card will be from the Action cards. It will reveal what you need to do in order to unblock your Chakra. Again, refer to the companion book to get a better idea of what the card is suggesting.

The third card is from the Color cards, which provides a focus point for the meditation described within the companion book.

The fourth, fifth, and sixth cards (Animal, Crystal, and Angel) will give you additional aids to help clear your Chakra. The companion book has all the information you'll need.


The image above is from my own session with the cards. I used the question, "Which Chakra do I need to work on?"

The Chakra Card - Solar Plexus
I laughed when I read the first line of the guide book on this Chakra. "If you are feeling sluggish, or have no energy to do the things that you love, try working on this Chakra." This described my condition at the time of the reading exactly. The companion book also gives a short meditation in the Chakra section.

The Action Card -  Strength - Earth
"Hug a tree...." What a wonderful suggestion, right? Basically the card suggests spending some time with Mother Nature, absorbing her energy and basking in the sun.

The Meditation Card - Inner Beauty
Here you will focus on the card and follow the guided steps in the companion book.

Animal Card - Turtle
Turtles carry their own protection with them. As I read about the turtle in the companion book, I thought, 'Turtles are always at home,' which made me think of comfort, protection and a sense of stability.

Crystal Card - Tiger's Eye
"This crystal brings a sense of security and protection..." See how that ties right back in with the turtle. Love it. By the way, the Tiger's Eye just happens to be the stone for the Solar Plexus. The guidebook suggests carrying this stone with you for additional energy.

Note: I read somewhere that you can get the same effect from a picture of the crystal.

Angel Card: Pink Angel
" energy is calling you to feel love in all your dealings with people." Wrap yourself in the pink angel wings to feel love for yourself and others. The main suggestion here is to FEEL love, be in touch with your heart.

Wrap up: After going through the process: card selection, reading over information, meditation, I set out to continue working with this Chakra. I created my crystal bag for the week: tiger's eye (as suggested), and I added a rose quartz for the pink angel and the love. I spent additional time outside, soaking up the sun. And I made an added attempt to smile as much as possible. There's no better way to share love than to share a smile.


It is important to understand that Chakra cleansing is an ongoing method of keeping yourself in a natural flow of energy. Take your time with these cards, with each session. Clearing of your Chakra isn’t something you do and then forget about them. Keep your Chakra in good condition and you’ll find yourself feeling like a brand-new, healthy and energized you.

Get your copy of Healing Light and Angel Cards from Schiffer Publishing.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tori Hartman's Chakra Wisdom

Do you know your life purpose? Chances are you do or at least have an idea. But, the real question is: Are you living your life purpose?

For the last couple of years, I have experienced a slumbering - jumping in multiple directions, achieving small successes, but not feeling as if I were really doing what I had planned for this lifetime.

What if that plan, the entire road map we need to achieve our highest intentions, is located within each of us, within our Chakra?

Tomorrow, May 5th, I begin a journey to discover my life purpose and learn how to live it. The Life Purpose Divination Course, a seven week class, by Tori Hartman guarantees to lead you in the right direction.

I'm extremely excited to be a part of this course and look forward to finally finding a stable direction in order to proceed forward. It is true, I have a strong idea of what I am here to do, but because of the multitudes of interests, I feel pulled in too many directions. My hope is this course and the knowledge it brings will clear up my plan and allow me to focus on my aspirations.

To prepare for the weeks ahead, I pulled two cards from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle.

1- Intentions - What do I expect to receive through the course?

Instinct - There is a guide inside us. Key Ideas - led by Spirit, following your instincts. Inspiration - Your instinct is finely tuned, so why doubt it? Your journey is guided.

I expect to gain a stronger connection with Spirit and learn to trust my own instincts.

2- Potential Outcome - What I am likely to gain through the course?

Passion - I quietly sizzle and shine. Key Ideas - following your passion, being authentic, emotionally centered, a happy outcome.
Inspiration - You are correct to feel passionate about your position. Follow your instincts, for you know intuitively what is right for you.

I am likely to reconnect with my passion and gain confidence in my desired direction.

Overview - You instinctively know your passion. This course will help to pull this forward and give you the confidence to move forward in your journey.

I guess I won't be disappointed in the course. It sounds like it will be a wonderful journey.

Note: The Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards, The Chakra Oracle Toolkit, and The Life Purpose Divination Course are separate from one another. You do not need one in order to use the other. The Oracle Cards are just that a deck of cards. The Toolkit is a 52-week journey of self-discovery. The Course is a 7 week class focused on your life purpose.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: The Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards

The Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards
Authors: Josephine and Emily Ellershaw
Artwork: Claudia McKinney
Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2014

Description: 60 cards and a 175 page companion book in a sturdy cardboard box, which resembles a book.

Card Size: 2 5/8" by 4 3/4"

A love for storytelling shines through in this set and snags story readers, writers and card readers. The fortune cards not only follow along in a story plot format, but they also have a little dash of tarot and a pinch of Lenormand within its scheme.

After a lovely introduction, the authors share a quick bit on how to use the set of cards. And then, the story begins with a short prologue and on through the first 54 cards. I suggest reading through the story first and going back through a second time for the Moral and the Definition.

Then you have the supporting cast: the Ladies of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Also included are another Hero and Heroine for added flexibility in your readings. The guidebook shares some tips on reading, six suggested spreads, and a keyword cheat sheet.

The images in this deck are spectacular. Even the backing is amazing. I've picked out a few to give you a little taste. The authors have a beautiful site to give you a real experience with this deck -

10. The Adventure "All types of new beginnings, the start of something new, taking a new path in life."

17. Shore of Trials "Challenging times. Trials and tribulations."

5. Dreams "future plans, goals and dreams, but a need to take action to make them reality."

50. Alchemy "Something ordinary has the potential to turn into something extraordinary."

This would make a great writer's tool, a wonderful deck for reading one's fortune, and a nice addition to any card enthusiast's collection.

Grab your deck from Schiffer Publishing.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Springing Back Into Action

Photo by Cher Green
Spring has arrived here in South Carolina after a very short, if not non-existent, winter. And, summer will overtake this wonderful weather in a blink of an eye. It's worth taking a moment to enjoy each blessed second as life shifts into full bloom.

I'm very excited to be back. I'll begin with a short update of what has been going on. I must warn you though, not much has really gotten done. But, time has passed, and I do feel rested and more energized.

At work, we went from a busy Christmas into a fast-paced New Year, with a slice of Mail Count! Mail Count is the time of year where we LITERALLY count the pieces of mail being delivered by a carrier. I won’t bore you with details on that matter.

I did, in the midst of all this rush, obtain the full-time position. This came with its own busy work of papers to fill out and sign. Everything has now calmed down, and I have settled into the new position. My hours are reliable, and responsibilities are focused to one individual route. This makes for a less stressful day, leaving energy to go elsewhere.

Although the job did dominate most of the last few months, I squeezed in a few things, here and there. Mostly, I have a pile of things waiting for my attention.


I received Stephen King’s 11/22/63 for Christmas. It’s a BIG book, but I’m slipping up on the last bit now. I’m praying for a satisfying end. Please no spoilers in the comments.

Schiffer Publishing has blessed me with many amazing Tarot decks and books. I can’t wait to share some of the goodies with you. I’m a little behind on digging into these. Last year, I received the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards and only recently opened them. I LOVE them! Don’t worry. I plan to tell you all about them and all the other goodies decorating my office floor.

I also invested in Tori Hartman's Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards and Toolkit. I really haven't had much time to spend with these just yet. I jumped in head first and also signed up for the course which begins in May. I'll be sure to let you know how this ends up going.

So, what's the plan? I have no plan! I kept waiting for a suitable time to sit down and form some type of plan. What will we discuss? How often will I post? But, it seems the time never arrived. Something always pulls me in another direction. So, here we go, I’m just going to jump right in and we’ll see what happens.