Happy Solstice….

This says it better than I could type.  🙂




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Full Snow Moon musings

It’s been a quiet and exciting and boring and whirlwind few months, with this Winter season acting so warm/cold/warm/cold/warm/maybe cold.

However, I’ve been moving towards manifesting some NateLand, and/or Natehouse and have a few very nice locations picked out.  Still waiting on the assessors and Contractors to give me a rough-idea estimate on a few things to see if “NateHouse is actually in my budget, but am willing to concede a year of living in a trailer or “tiny house” while the REAL house gets built over time, by trading contractor-fees for personal sweat-equity.

With the full moon today, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to start a monthly musing, and I’d like to theme this month as one of Gratitude.

poi_blessing2I am grateful for the bounty of friends that I have, both near and far.  While most of them are “far away” physically, I am blessed with the Internet and Texts that I can communicate with them easily.   One friend, who I have never met in person, but is always included in my mental accounting of “sending out positive vibes” , surprised me last month with an unexpected gift.   I almost shed a tear for it, when I opened the package, not realizing how Amazing it was, and a bit guilty because I am horrible at receiving gifts that I do not feel  “earned”.   But, in the interest of not insulting the Gift in the spirit it was given, I  received it openly, and have it hanging on my bedroom wall, in a place of honor, to see every evening.  (Pics to follow)   It is a broom, but more than that, it is a Proper Ritual Item.  It was crafted with leathers, and crystals, and fir cones, and the image of an Owl.   It’s a sacred Broom, and I love it!   Thank you, thank you, BrowerGoddess.  🙂

I am grateful for the bounty of Friends, and the hugs and love they offer.   I wish they were closer (or that teleport technology becomes commomplace!)  😉

I am grateful for the amazing Sprog that is my son.  He’s 12, and is growing into quite the awesome young man.  He graduated to his next belt in Karate, he’s in Marching Band, he’s involved with BoyScouts, and is overall a cool frood, who does know where his Towel is most of the time.    #ProudPapa
I am grateful for the roof over my head, for as much as I keep not liking it and wishing I was elsewhere, it has kept the weather away while I lived there.  It has allowed me to grow and learn what Not to like as NateHouse, and it is conveniently located to work and Waterfall, and Kid, so is really not that bad a place at all.   I have decent neighbors, considering everything.  I am grateful the rent was affordable, and the utilities manageable.  (I do miss not having a laundry right inside my own place, though.)

I am grateful for my continued health, and it’s slow and slow, (and did I mention slow?) progress to what feels like betterment.  I know others who have less.

I am grateful for the opportunity of another Day.   Each morning, an opportunity to grow, and learn, and Do, and Be.   (is it July yet?!)

And finally, since I need to close this post, although I have many other Gratitudes to post next time, I am grateful for you, oh reader of this blog.  Or, if none read it, to the Blog itself, for being written.

Thanks!  😀


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Beyond the Bamboo Fence

They wandered down the sidewalk, unhurried, on some errand, and only paused for a moment to glance into that yard.   It was full of tall grasses, and shrubs turning leafless in the later autumn season.  A lovely yard, tended well, if slightly overgrown, but otherwise a yard much like any others, in size and shape.  The bamboo caught his eye, on the far edge of things, framing a small gate leading inward, but they walked on.





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MagicDuel monarchy Muse

As readers of this blog know, I am involved in a rather unique game called “MagicDuel” and have been for a number of years Off/On but always enjoyed thinking about even when not playing.
(mostly off recently due to LifeChanges mentioned elsewhere here)

Lately, some recent events happened in-game that coincided with Elections for the “homeland” I was a member of, for King/Queen.    This is kinda a big Deal, and was almost above my honest Aspirations for my role there. I’ve been quite content to do my own thing, in my own way, and make Quests, and be silly, and alternately Philosophical and Paradoxical.   One of the alliance leaders stated it best on our forums:  “As for Maebius, he’s just crazy”.

But, I considered the position, wrote up a slightly strategically-written Poster explaining my intents, ideas, and willingness to run for the Crown.

Then I won.


windy_topSo, since the holiday festivities are going on in-game, and lots of Bug-squishing is happening, I hope to see an announcement Soon ™ about it, and be granted whatever powers and keys the Kings get, and really begin to flex my mystical meta-muscles towards Marind Bell.    We already did a few things, such as ensuring the Shrine was cleaned up (no idle alts sitting there un-seen), and tested a few tools and techniques that might come in handy.

We also are planning a party!   Go me!  😛


Bigger plans are underway too, but not until the realm calms down a bit from the holiday schedules, and we organize better.   Those plans won’t (obviously) be posted here, or anywhere outside in-game PMs or forums or chat.  I’m pretty set in my preference to keep as much Game-stuff in Game-stuff, which I strive for with my old Council roles too.

I’m intrigued and excited at what the Demon of the East told me as well, about the nature of Monarchy.     This should be fun…..    🙂



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