No Feed yet today, but I always check my blog stats before I do my posts. It’s kind of a feedback thing. I see what you like, and by my search terms I see what you’re looking for. And then I do what I damn well feel like anyway. You’ll be happy to know that, I’m sure. But one of the search strings that you have been using to find this blog has me puzzled, a “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?” kind of puzzled. That’s a search for “nudity”. Not naked people, but the word nudity. Up until this post where have I ever used the word “nudity”? I have no pictures in my blog, and I don’t recall ever linking to a report that had nudity or the word “nudity” in it, so “Wassup?” And why would search engines send people looking for “nudity” to my blog?
One thing I’m glad to see is that people are looking for specific wrecks when they come to my blog, and those are always wrecks that I have at least one link to and sometimes multiple links from several days. In that situation I’m glad to be serving my audience, because that’s what I would be doing anyway. More of that “do what I damn well please” attitude that has garnered my small but very loyal core following NOW RISE MY MINIONS! [ahem] excuse me, delusions of grandeur.
So I have established that I don’t do requests, but I do appreciate feedback. What do you like about this blog? What do you hate? And besides never having stories about dead cyclists because there are no more dead cyclists (other than by natural causes) what would you like to see? My majick does not extend to making all the cyclists and all the drivers smart enough to stop killing cyclists. I wish it did, that would make things so much easier. I would just cast a huge spell that would make everyone smart enough to not kill or get killed while just getting to and from where they need to go. I can’t begin to imagine the resources needed to cast such a spell, or the ethical implications inherent in casting such a spell, as it would be so far beyond my abilities to do such a spell, but it’s nice to contemplate the results.
One other thing, I don’t do love spells, so don’t even ask. It is another thing that falls under that “ethics” umbrella of things not to do. Love either happens or it doesn’t, but using majick to force someone to love you is just as wrong as any other form of slavery. So, I don’t do love spells. No, and stop thinking about it. Yes that means you, too. You know who you are, so stop.
I guess the above writings answer the question “Are you a real witch?” Yes I am a real witch. I have been Generic Pagan since 1989, and a dedicated witch since 1995. There are limitations to the use of majick that include making me rich. Majick cannot make you rich, or happy, or in love. It can help satisfy a few basic needs like food and shelter, but only you can make you happy. Rich is another kettle of fish, as far as I have been able to find out being a happy ethical majician and being rich are mutually impossible. The ethics of being rich in money are diametrically opposed to being happy. I would rather be happy. It is possible to not be poor and be happy, which would make me very happy, but let’s be honest. The very fact that you can read these words that I’m setting down makes me richer than 80% of the world’s population, I’m only poor by comparison to my neighbors and the federal poverty line. I miss very few meals, and I’m usually as clothed as I desire to be. And when I’m riding my bicycle I’m very happy, until the lack of a proper cushion on the seat makes my butt hurt, then I’m unhappy for a while, until I ride my bike again.
I have discovered the secret of life, for what it’s worth, and I’m willing to tell you what it is. THE SECRET OF LIFE IS TO FIND WORK THAT YOU ENJOY DOING Now I guess I’ll be drummed out of the guru union, but really that’s the whole thing right there. Make a living doing something you enjoy doing and you will be happy.
Now help me do something about all these dead and injured bicyclists, will you?
Billed @$.02, Opus