I sat down one evening and tried to recreate a listing of all of my published works over the years. I know that this isn’t a complete listing, as there were many things I submitted for publication that were accepted by various and sundry publications that I’ve forgotten over the years, some gaming, Sci-fi, and fandom -zines, some vanity press things, and whatnot, but this is off the top of my head that I can actually remember.Continue reading →
Ashleigh is a mid-60s wife, mother and grandmother, with varied interests including genealogy, writing, reading, and gaming. She's been known by many names over the course of her life, and called many more. She generally anwers best to Ashleigh or Ash or Nonna.
Kind of “meh” at present. There are many things that I would like to be doing, but the actual energy to do any of them is hiding.
Last year, I began the process of recreating a chapbook I wrote back in the 1970s – it’s on hold until I can face getting into the garage/shop and seeing how much damage the journals that were placed there for safekeeping have sustained, following the treee branch that pierced the roof of the building. Loads of fun, to be certain.
I have a book on Tarot that is almost completely outlined, I just need the wherewithal to sit and write it.
My genealogy site is in need of updating, and I just don’t know if it’s worth the time and effort anymore. At 67, I don’t have the energy reserves I did at 30 or 40 or even 50 — and I’ve been debating just taking it offline completely, There’s only one other relative who has ever actively contributed to it, and this past year saw her entire family contract the COVID-19 virus, and her mother passed away due to complications from it. None of my immediate family have ever expressed any real interest in it.
The COVID-19 quarantine requirements also managed to end my business venture, before it really had a chance to flourish. I decided earlier this year to not renew my business license, as I earned exactly -=zero dollars=- between November 2019 and February 2021.
I’ve been facilitating a course via the Zoom platform for the past month, a two hour sessino every Saturday. The instructor would like to continue offering it, but move it to Sundays, which, I cannot do. We’ll be talking this next week about other options.
Today would be my father’s 100th birthday, had he not died on New Years’ Eve 1988. Happy birthday, Dad. This July would have been Mom & Dad’s 80th Anniversary (not counting the year that they were divorced, and Mother married & divorced again…)
As I said to the family the other night, “can we just join hands and attempt to contact my departed spirit?”
and we can put paid to 2020. What a year it’s been. There’s not been much progress on any of my projects this year, but the month of December has been, quite likely, my best month overall. For several years, … Continue reading →
I’m trying to stay in writing mode, as I have two books currently in progress. One is the previously described “How the Devil Got His Horns, and other tails” and the other is a book on Tarot. So, of necessity, … Continue reading →
Over on Facebook, Samuel R. Delany, answering a question in a post, offered the best and most succinct writing advice anyone has ever codified. Here, in its entirety, it is: (Read the rest at Flogging Babel)Continue reading →
A friend was recently musing about the numbness and sense of dis-connectedness they are experiencing at present. I understand that loss, or at least something similar. I keep returning in my thoughts to the Influenza pandemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu), … Continue reading →
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There are several other places that I can be found, other than here. Some of them are: Mewe Twitter Newgrounds DeviantArt PillowFort Diaspora My WordPress blog – Oh, this would be here. PaganSpace Our Coven webspace My mostly private blog … Continue reading →
Yes, I’m aware that’s not how the Latin phrase actually goes, but fidget suits my mood better that fuget. I’m having some difficulty in accepting that in just over a week, I will have reached the mythical, once legendary, age … Continue reading →
I’ve just gone through many pages of registered “subscribers” for the blog. Everyone of them appears to be a fake email address, hoping to get a toe under the lines, in order to exploit the site and who knows what. … Continue reading →