It is a Tragedy that Roseanne the Show Has Been Canceled

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What a missed opportunity and destruction of a legacy. ABC did the absolute correct and necessary thing to take punitive actions against Roseanne Barr for posting something so vile and uncalled for, but I find the gleeful response of swathes of people on social media very disturbing – similarly, I do not agree with people who have started saying that it is only happening because she is a President Trump supporter. I think of so many people impacted in this debacle. First and foremost, Valerie Jarrett, whether she was actually a puppet master to the Obamas as has been claimed at times, is a highly accomplished, multilingual woman who after accumulating experience and by all appearances communicating with finesse and exhibiting model intelligence, and for her to be compared to an ape is devastating. For any person of color I cannot imagine what it would be like to live in such a threatening environment as to be reduced to that any random moment no matter how much one achieves. I also think of Jayden Rey, the little girl playing Roseanne Conner’s mixed ethnicity granddaughter, and how traumatic this must be for – to have trust squashed in this way. However, similarly to the Cosby legacy going down in his sex abuse, rape, and assault cases, there is a lot more on the table than the person who holds together a concept or product.

Roseanne phase I (1988-1997) did a lot to tackle real issues with class and economic

hardship in ways that had not really been addressed on television for about a decade – perhaps since All in the Family. I do not need to cite what was done here. Some feel that it went too far and normalized sexual things too early, while others see it as bringing out into the open what has always been going on. I would like to say that a lot of the initial contempt directed toward her has to do with her body type and not standard Hollywood/entertainment appearance. Much of the comments I have seen following the series cancelation have had remarks such as “she always was a pig.”

Roseanne phase II (2018-?) by all appearances I have seen in the media (I have not gotten to watch a full episode while living in Eastern Europe) seems to have had lofty goals of unity that have not been set or achieved for a long time on television, which audiences in Middle America resoundingly responded to in April and May 2018 with high ratings. I have seen some commentators again reference that this alone should excuse her behavior – it should not. However, a show that has a gender fluid character, blended ethnic family features, all kinds of political spectrum representation (including a Jill Stein supporter), one that addresses fertility issues, class divisions, grandparents that went for a new political movement out of desperation of worsening economic circumstances, and nostalgic combined was just the medicine people needed to reach for the American aspiration of true, authentic unity. Sara Gilbert, someone much more on the left and liberal perspective, apparently spearheaded this project and made it happen, and so it is not like this is Roseanne Barr’s right-wing extravaganza as many have portrayed it.

This project must somehow live without Roseanne. There is a lot at stake to let this kind of disillusionment seep in from every corner in the United States because we are entering very dangerous, uncharted territory to let some dreams be realized for a while and then have a legacy that so many are attached to for varying reasons be ruined.

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I May Seem Crazy but the Jury is Still Out Which One of Us the Chemtrails Warped More

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For years and years so many people have asked me to compile a list of all the conspiracy


I looked across the room in my Airbnb and wondered whether today would be the day to start this major project.

theory documentaries and sources that have been the material for laughs or fears. After years of having to push it off, it is in southeastern Europe that I started thinking about them more because people in this region are much more pragmatic and awake in this regard. It is a tall order to try to provide links to some great documentaries and I caution anyone that you can’t take any of them as an authority any more than the official news, just like any religion plays by its own rules and pulls in material just to justify its existence. I will say that often things that seem like outlandish claims turn out to be true and any time someone goes out of their way to dismiss something we must be alerted that they are being paid to do so or there is some other conflict of interest and in turn a lot of conspiracy theories can also be very irresponsible speculation or a platform to make money. There is also the belief that sometimes the sources of this information will deliver a great deal of truth to the public but then also be assigned to say or do very marginal things that are not true (such as spreading the flat earth theory) so that everything they have said that is true is dismissed – another manifestation of controlled opposition.

To continue to make this project a success by my measure, I am going about this in a totally different way. First, please click on the pictures to increase our viewcount (and to see their beautiful extent. They are currently from Riga and Sigulda, Latvia, a very high and strange energy point on the planet in my view (this is the story of the cave Gutanmis)). Next…






at the bottom of this page’s current iteration, you will see the first resource, a documentary I was directed to by an Irish friend in 2009, a mainstream source from the BBC, and we will move on to more controversial ideas in the near future. Century of the Self, by Adam Curtis, opens with “This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy” and includes explanations of how cigarettes were successfully marketed to women (“torches of freedom”) and processed cake mixes were first sold.

Stay tuned for when the next resources/sources arrive!




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ADDED JUNE 10, 2018:


This one is really crazy to think about but this presenter does present things that most people would never think about:

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Digital Nomad Diversions in the Balkans

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Croatia and Serbia are quite timeless locations that offer a lot of opportunities to keep overhead low while one does their remote work. The tax implications are vague and confusing but if you can navigate that, you have the opportunity to infuse some cash in a region in need of capital but also to enjoy some of the best architecture and landscapes on the planet. I would say that Croatia offers this really relaxed Mediterranean vibe (it is not like that for the population much of the time due to lack of employment opportunities and heavy taxation) and Serbia a really warm hospitality from the people that is hard to find elsewhere. At the moment I am in Belgrade waiting for a friend to arrive and catching up with friends that I met at random last year who have become such wonderful bedrocks. Consider this region to harken back to more artistic and dramatic times and have a feeling of restoration.



A few scenes around Rijeka but the castle ruins and church are from the historical town Kastav, Croatia. My friend was so generous to take me ’round to some places that were not easy to go via bus or on foot.

I have been to Belgrade before but this time I have noticed the beauty more than ever. It is really tastefully illuminated at night and its location somewhat on the hinterland of Europe from a northwestern Europe power base perspective ensures better prices and bargains.

There are some strange mystical forces to tap into here and I wish to delve into that more in the near future.

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My Mother Shipton Obsession

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Long before the ardent belief in aliens but long after the ancients looked to the stars for meaning and for prognostication, there was Mother Shipton, the English Nostradamus. Was she a real person? Much an enigma like Jesus, though by any interpretation far less virtuous, she is said to have been born in a cave in Knaresborough, England, and from there to invoke the ire of totalitarian monarch Henry VIII. I first heard of her on a mysteries and legends program in the US (not the same one but a History Channel version here) and occasionally her name would resurface over the years until I finally went to the cave in 2017 – not knowing a friend’s daughter lives in the same town. Incidentally, I find this town to be one of the most beautiful towns, if not the most beautiful town I have visited, conveniently located by rail less than one hour from York.

Mother Shipton, or the the posthumous editor of her work, predicted things from smartphone communications to the transgender movement.

Knaresborough has the ruins of an old castle in the center, some beautiful cliffside paths and properties to view, the iconic railway bridge pictured in some of my images, and the site where Mother Shipton’s cave is has the oldest paid attraction in England, the petrifying well. The town handily wins being named my favorite town to visit, probably because I wasn’t expecting anything more than a cave.

I credit Mother Shipton, or the story about her, as part of what made me aware of some divination capacities I have and what led me to tarot nearly ten years ago.

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Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

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I never got bored with walking around the relatively small core of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, where I was teaching English for three months last year. The Italian sense of proportion and aesthetics is second-to-none (though organization and predictability is probably second to last!). Click through to get the details of the pictures, or better yet base here and see the region, especially given that Venice is just a five euro, 50 minute train ride away.

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Casualties in the Battle to Stay Relevant

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After I was unable to get a work visa on the ground in Italy, I knew that teaching English online would be some kind of bridge to my next formal work or activity, or become the core of what I would be doing. I had partial approval by a company to do it but there were some technical limitations I experienced by not having strong enough wifi, but one day it occurred to me I might be able to bypass some of them by maneuvering differently on the website – and it worked! Within minutes I started getting videophone calls from all over the world, and getting a trickle of money that has made parking myself in Croatia right now viable and has put me back in the black.

According to my dashboard, in just over two weeks, I’ve logged 3,679 minutes teaching (or tutoring as it is more ostensibly called by the website – which allows for a lot more leeway and achieving the aim of conversation practice with native speakers) and have spoken to 278 students. Most of them are people passing through collecting a 5-minute free sample of the application/platform, but as your client reviews maintain a higher rating average, suddenly most of this is weeded out and you have subscriber students. In the beginning,  you do not know who will be your future base so it is wise to affect as much warmth as possible. Through the course of this, I have heard dozens of very fascinating life stories and the core theme is that everyone is striving for a better position in life and to keep up with multiple realities in a globalized economy. Particularly difficult the path is for the person who knows more or wants more than their peers in their native setting, because even once established in the target country and language, something else invariably happens that elicits a further expansion attempt.

There are many stories I could tell but I’ve been particularly consumed by the plight of a family in Brazil. It all started with the father calling me sometime in the space of the last ten days. Bear in mind the primary function of my role is meant to “teach English” but often the plot overtakes the task. He imparted somewhere in between me assessing what to study and where to focus that the reason for his studying is because he intends to sell off most of the family’s assets and move the family to the US for a year, most likely in Florida. He is in investment and trading and the wife is a dentist concentrated on aesthetics. My immediate thought was that her career is in jeopardy and this is a perfect storm to inadvertently unskill her. In a few moments he expressed that his wife was concerned about her work and I jumped in to say that is quite valid. He then explained that she had had a bout with cancer in recent years and now that they are in their mid-40s, he wanted them to go do something for a year since life is short and it would be a great opportunity for immersion for the family. If they decided they wanted to stay beyond a year, then they could take steps to formalize certifications in the US and so on.

I sent him some resources and then went about my work per usual. As a part of account maintenance I know from any other work I’ve done in the past, I sent follow-up messages a few days later to revive relationships, help in any way I could, and in general I have always called this a “stimulus package.” About half a day later he called and said he wanted to see more of my background and that he wanted me to teach the entire family with separate lessons a few times a week, and soon the two kids were popping up on the screen and hovering nearby smiling and wanting to participate.

The whole family is lovely and these conversations with the kids were more routine and while they were communicating fine, the father told me that he was worried about me being bored with the nine-year-old because I was stretching myself a lot to find what he would be most communicative about. I could and can see the kind of intellectual pressures kids of the more affluent can be under because often the parents became wealthy by being talented in abstract thinking and they full upon an opportunity, and the kids may not be wired in this particular way (conversely it is much worse to think in abstractions and not find the right market or timing and hit the bottle, fall prey to addiction, or otherwise get swallowed up by other mediocre pursuits). I explained to the father that there are many things that the kids have not been exposed to in Portuguese yet so the expectation threshold needs to be suspended a bit.

I met the wife. In the first lesson we established a plan for her whereby there would be some of the platform’s material used to support concepts for each lesson and give her structure for a sense of security and coming away with something. She was using a few Portuguese words but we were able to communicate that she is a neurotic perfectionist who would rather stay silent until she knows what she is talking about than to come out with something imperfect. I did a few things tactically to destroy that and her near fluency that existed before I ever met her is surfacing. She voiced her concerns about their move from a purely weather, social, and crime based subject area but did make a point to say how much she loves her career.

The next lesson I had with the husband he talked with me about the resources I had sent him in regards to crime statistics and real estate in Florida and then brought to light that the worst cities in Florida still have a crime rate 1/10th of that in his city in Brazil. They currently live in a gated community and have had an armored car in the past. He said in no way at night would anyone there stop at a red light for fear of carjackings or other dangers.

However, all of this has been mere decoration leading up to last night on my second lesson with the wife. She was alone in the gated community house and though I had things prepared we barely got to them. She was completed frazzled after having met up with her business partners whereby either they were wanting her to give up her stake or she was proposing to possibly sell her stake in the clinic. It was here that I learned she founded in 20 years ago this year and they had just expanded to a high end facility in the last year and now she was totally torn of how to handle this. Does one hold on to their stake if there is resistance and hope that no sabotage or disorder takes over in their absence? Does one sell immediately and walk away in case some kind of liability or trouble happens? To me the most logical thing to do is to have the wife stay there a few months while the rest of the family finds their footing and then decide, but that is not for me to say. I do not know Portuguese but she said that her wish to stay for the career must be selfish and then I started tearing up and so did she in a moment. I indicated on the screen (you can type things on the screen and the translation will appear if needed) that a true compromise and happy balance can be struck. I seriously stepped back and wondered what kind of protocols or rules there are for teaching in this case and on this platform but reached the conclusion that the humanity of the situation superseded the formality. At any rate, this is a woman that I in some strange fashion have some influence in the situation that she could wind up starting her career over again entirely at almost 50-years-old in a strange country.

It’s impossible for me to transcribe all that happened but she indicated Portugal might still be a possibility for them. I went over some of the advantages of there, but that I know a doctor often makes only about 20,000 euros a year there. A few minutes later the husband arrived back home and joined in and everything became more or less a family planning session. He had just spoken to the neighbor who told him that his family had just tried the US for two years not long ago and they were now immigrating to Portugal where they could fly to Disneyland Paris for 10 euros if they wanted and the crime is much lower than the US.

This is an evolving story but we are seeing great patterns of migration and personal transformation right now. Sometimes it feels like we must fall on our sword for the safety of our children, spouse, community, or workplace, and there are certainly rare moments where this is logical, but our impulse to stay relevant and survive is often another abstraction that is not really as urgent in reality as it seems. A joyless calculation can add so many more emotive variables that we don’t anticipate. Due to both the importance of maintaining muscle memory or manual dexterity and the somewhat perverse, unnatural competitive system that is imposed on us, we really cannot afford to step off the hamster wheel for long and remain a viable worker commodity in the eyes of employers and partnerships that are going to be favorable to us – so we must think of our partners’ ability to hold their professional space in a move. Conversely, when a partner offers affection and care to to step away from all this intensity, we also have to learn to laugh and accept sometimes because all the hierarchies, professional identities, titles, certifications, possessions, and marching around in uniform are mere costuming that have no permanent universal meaning.

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2018: Courage Under Fire

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Greetings from Croatia. This is the first time I’ve done this prediction report from outside North America in all these years, so I may seem as though I am looking at the world from a completely different vantage point. The majority of the audience of these annual predictions is always in the United States however, so if I seem overly focused on there, it is because this is the center of empire on one hand and the version of reality most of you live in on the other.

To give a brief summary of what I expect from this year, I already did a bit of the preliminary work in the preview from December. Basically, what I expect from 2018 is that in general people are going to be much more willing to be straight-shooters and speak the truth as they see it and also unlikely alliances will become more apparent in the process of artifice breaking down worldwide gains momentum.

OPENING REMARKS: Dear God, and virtuous spirits, Please use these cards, the Golden Tarot I possess, to identify key issues for 2018 that will accurately predict and guide people through events that give them foreknowledge and advantages in knowing these details in advance. We ask that the cards and my interpretation of them are accurate and any bias on my part is removed if it is not constructive to drawing correct and true outcome conclusions and remarks. Amen and spontaneous, God-driven blessings to all.  


XI Strength; Nine of Wands = 2018 Theme: Courage Under Fire

What are some of the environmental events of 2018?

XX Judgment; XVIII The Moon

The first word that I saw in my mind was “Japan” as I was choosing the cards. I believe that a second shoe for Fukushima will drop. The extent of the contamination is going to be found out. There will be some expansion of or permanent quarantine on the area.

The Judgment card that appeared supports this but also helps me draw a conclusion that is20180110_215030 not ever circulated in contemporary communications. The earth is protected by powers that we do not know or understand and will find a balance for itself. This does not absolve anyone of responsibility to do correct things to foster its wellbeing, but destruction is its way of balancing things. As you can see a harmonious garden inspired by a good virtuous spirit and an unobstructed sun surrounded by verdant hills is what wins.

The Moon is a card of instability and rather predictably alludes to crises in relation to water or ocean waters in particular. I do see coastal Asia as a particularly stricken area with typhoons this year and in general the frustration and a panic about weather changes setting in. There will be more Barbuda settings worldwide where people will not resettle.

It’s not happening quickly enough but more people are starting to look to the skies and notice patterns in nature again during the period where authority figures have a harder time managing perception.

Where or in what do people need to invest the most energy this year?

Three of Cups; Three of Swords

The first word that came to mind was “altruism.”

Three is a number of expansion and to have both of these cards appear upright with such a question means expanding compassion and enhanced talents. Many of us will end deliberations and go forward with doing something nice or celebrations. The official definition of Three of Swords in this deck is to lose something so I would take this to mean that part of the celebrating is acknowledging those who have passed or will pass this year and adopting a lot of old ways from celebrated people in the present. This is perhaps overly general but I do feel prodded along to say it – it’s as if people will much more deliberately look at things from the past that they liked and will implement them actively and frequently now. Things that we are emotively attached to will be more relevant this year and brought back into practice. Remember and give in 2018.

What do we need to take a stand or a strong position on this year?

Nine of Swords; VI The Lovers, reversed

Intellect and focus spring to mind.

My reaction to this question and the literal meaning of the cards are kind of inverse. A statement of rejecting superficiality comes to mind and avoiding instant gratification urges comes with that. We need to concentrate on work, commitment, and seeing intellectual development through rather than quickly patching things and getting by.

Official definitions of tarot indicate the horrors of Nine of Swords and I think that this means the obstacles to our success by the financial order of the planet seeming insurmountable. I’m afraid that they are. The best thing to do is to cultivate your mind as far as you can take it and be on top of the fundamentals of numbers, numeracy, financial impacts of various decisions, and to hold on to your autonomy wherever possible.

How can most people make themselves materially more secure this year?

XIII Death; II The High Priestess, reversed

Let go and accept things when they’re gone.

As I have said thousands of times by now, 2015 was our last “normal” year. We are in a cycle of tremendous loss and numerous endings. There will be an unbelievable number of unfair but inevitable endings. The best thing to do is to not fight them and to accept the ending of various eras.

The High Priestess in reverse reiterates this again forcefully. The end of a particular belief pattern and changing fundamentals. Many mentors, leaders, and ways of thinking will totally lose relevance in this period.

How seeing these forces will make anyone materially more secure is not instantly apparent but I would take it to mean that until we can overcome our myths and resting on laurels, there is not a lot of resilience to get on with the next modes of sustaining oneself financially. It is very difficult in this period to have any solid idea of what is really going on or what has any real future value. I take this to mean to stay quiet and take quite conservative positions and to retreat from the hoard somewhat in order to hear your own voice. Allow yourself time to get a firm grasp of where you actually want to be and what your aims are. Some opportunities may be missed but most people are not armed with enough information to subject themselves to a lot of possible volatility. For some reason, I see April as a month when a lot of people can have a better idea of what they want to be involved in and a few of you who read this will remember and feel secure enough to make a geographical move.


This year I was steered to avoid any kind of fear related, geopolitical, or political overtures and questions because somehow I received the indication that this is not our primary work area at this moment and we can get a lot more accomplished by addressing the aforementioned areas. Facing negative realities head-on and staying with one’s values in stressful situations this year is going to make people feel like they are making headway because as wealth becomes more abstract so too becomes self-fulfillment and thus traditional status symbols lose their meaning.

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