About The Madman

Figured this page needed an update so, here I am, updating my About! I’ve had a wide array of interests and blogging subjects here on this old blog of mine. I took the “please Xanga, give me a WordPress account before you close down so that I can get my info and files and everything” route and here I am, a few years later, still blogging on a much better platform than I started out with. So many screen names over the years… so little time.(Boy do I actually miss the pre-Google buyout of Blogger though. I had so much fun custom writing and designing my blog codes and such. Now everything is all mobile friendly and “no you have to pay outrageous prices just to get a tiny tweek like this one single widget”. Bah! I digress…) So, on to the whole About thing.

I’m a mom and spouse. I’m a pagan. Eclectic picture027witch, semi-self taught but always eager to learn from others whenever and however I can. Covens are fine for others, just not my cup of tea. Nothing against them, I just don’t play well with others that often. I have branched out into professional Tarot reading primarily via e-mail. And sometimes in video and voice chats.

I’ve always been fond of writing and will try my hand at most conventional arts and crafts. I’ve sold a few paintings. Sold a story. Did a bit of freelancing through Textbroker. My love of writing and of art have always been at odds with each other, but I manage to find time for most of it. I’ve even sold a pack of hand painted Christmas cards (they had adorable owls on them). And I love to find ways to recycle household items like scratched CDs, yarn scraps, and even a lonely and homeless lampshade from time to time. (My next project involves the findings and knobs on an old dresser we’re breaking down and throwing out.)

Here on this blog you’ll generally see posts about my life. It’s a sort of slice-of-life type of blog now I suppose. Occasionally I’ll post artwork, photos of food or cakes I’ve made. Maybe a short story or a video link.

The last thing I have to say is this: Never ever ever ever take your local library for granted. Aside from the free use of books, DVDs, educational materials, and all around brain candy and WiFi… You never know the sort of people you’re going to meet there. You never know if they’ll be friend, foe, or family. If not for my local library, I would never have accomplished as much in my life as I have. I certainly would not be in the most loving (yet bizarre) relationship I have ever had the pleasure of being in. And the greatest things in my life never would have happened. So remember kids… Libraries, they’re not just for old people and busy parents needing a quiet babysitter.

6 responses to “About The Madman

  1. As one gender-fluid writer, artist, and tarot enthusiast to another, I salute you! 😀 I’ve been poking around your site and I really am enjoying your posts. And now I really want to do the 30-day challenge, so, thank you for the inspiration. It’s always cool to see how other people interact with Tarot and/or life the universe and everything.

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    • Why thank you! I’m glad I could entertain! And share. And, well, pretty much I’m glad you like my posts and blog. 🙂
      And I am certainly glad I could inspire you to do the challenge. I’m going to be on the look out for others that seem interesting to me as well. 🙂

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  2. Hi. Thanks for commenting on the Modern OracleTarot post. So nice to meet you! Nice work combining all your interests on one blog. We have some in common, but I split my recipes off to “The Vampire Diet” and my random rants over to “The Browncoat Whovian Epiphany” just for clarity’s sake. I haven’t made candles in a while…been in knit and stitch mode lately. Anyway, good meeting you and nice blog 🙂

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    • Thank you. And it’s a pleasure to meet you as well! B….Browncoat Whovian?…. I like to think that Mal is really a long lost Time Lord, with the Doctor always stealing his brown coats. But I digress…
      Candles are sooooo tricky. I got started on it last summer. Gave some away for Yule and Christmas presents this last December. Had to make my own wicks, too. That was a pain in the backside, but at least I found a use for all of my left over cotton yarn!

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  3. Just found you. We should connect. Our station (International Pagan Radio) has been streaming since February of 2015 and went independent in February of 2016. We pride ourselves on paying royalties to the artists. We often say “the only ones who get paid here are the artists.”

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    • That’d be cool. Feel free to message me on FB if you want. 🙂 I don’t have the time to make any solid commitments at the moment but I would be happy to be tapped as a contributor or for opinion pieces off and on if I can work it in. 🙂 I shoot you a friend request so I don’t have to sift through the filtered messages. 😀

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