Venus11 House


Last night at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco Astrological Society, doyenne Linea Van Horn called the full moon in Aries on Saturday, September 29th at 8:19 pm PDT, “one of the most extreme lunations” in her experience.

I guess she’s talking about the t-square formed by the sun’s opposition to Uranus-conjunct-Moon, both ends squaring Pluto, the big scary planet. (Or small scary Kuiper Belt Object, if you prefer.)

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JK Rowling School of Time Management

Everyone else is consuming, she’s expressing. On a small espresso.

I tried reading a Harry Potter, but the syntax wasn’t subtle enough for me. I watched one film online to prep for watching another in the cinema. I was underwhelmed except by the opportunity afforded great English stage actors to Continue reading

The Madness of Prince William

Dancing war demons  enact the grieving prince’s vengeful sorrow in Solomon Islands. photo: Daily Mail

Wow. Prince William, the boy whose mother was “killed by paparazzi” in a tunnel in Paris 15 years ago, has been building to this moment, when he can revenge himself on the media hell hounds who destroyed his once, and now threaten his future, happiness. Continue reading

“To the shores of Tripoli”

The geography of anti-U.S. protest lit by anti-Mohammed movie. map: Washington Post.

“I will fight my country’s battles, in the air, on land, on sea,” sing the U.S. Marines. Okay, but just how thin can we spread it before it snaps? Continue reading

“No More Insults to Islam!”

The torching of the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, signals our fundamental vulnerabilities. photo: Daily Mail

The Duchess of Cambridge is upset that her breasts were captured on camera and printed in a French glossy gossip rag. The Lybian people, or some Libyans, or a rogue CIA agent, or some Christian fundamentalist false-flag artists, or a Zionist gang — someone killed a U.S. ambassador Continue reading

Autobiography as Revenge

I was impressed by Bill Clegg, who’d written a memoir about his drug addiction, after reading an ecstatic 2010 Vogue magazine profile. But I was not impressed by an excerpt from his book. Then I was impressed Continue reading

Watching Movies

The Barco DP2K-19B replaces film, film cans, projectionists, and…

Yesterday I watched two movies, both of which I really enjoyed. They were both about artists making art (a novel, a film) from the trash of their lives. Something that’s on my To Do list. I guess the first step is admitting my life’s trash.

A film reviewer isn’t supposed to “enjoy” a film so much as Continue reading