Saturday, December 30, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
It's the time once again to break out your best (or worst) music choices to share with the class.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
I talked yesterday about getting something special for myself with the money I received through the site's Amazon Associates link. The special thing was this oracle card deck that I have long coveted.
For those who don't know what an oracle deck is, they are used in a similar fashion as tarot cards. That is, as a tool used for insight, perspective, clarity, personal growth, inspiration, coaching and divination. However, they are not as structured as tarot cards and are easier to use. With oracle cards, each deck has its own theme and the cards are built around it. In this case, around spiritual leaders from various traditions.
To christen my deck, I'd like to offer to pull a card for you. I've always found it fun to see what card someone else pulls for me and see how it ties into my own life. And since it looks like nothing's going to happen before Christmas, I'd love to do some readings and see if I'm any good at this.
So just mention in the comments that you'd like a reading and I'll tell you which card you got and what the message is. Or you can just mock me for doing this. It's all good. ;)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
I want to thank all of you, the JITH community, for your support this year.
To say this has been a rough year is an understatement. Our beloved team never made it to .500, wracked by injuries and under-performing players. We've had to watch the Yankees become assholes again. (At least the World Series featured the two teams who deserved to be there.) And the ongoing lack of off-season activity has a lot of people concerned.
I know a lot of you have had a rough go of it personally as well. Losing friends, jobs, family. Having health issues. There's also been good stuff too - weddings, new children, new homes.
For me personally, while there have been some pretty amazing things that have happened to me this year, the big over-riding thing has been the deterioration of my mother's health, especially mentally. So a big thank you to Wolf for running this site as we're dealing with getting her healthier and planning for her move to a long-term care facility. Thanks to RADAR, Noopi and Fowl for stepping in to moderate when things get heated. And thanks to the writers - especially Nego, Tina, and Tom J for writing in the dog days since the playoffs and to Lunchbox for putting up Doc threads for us to process the news.
But this post is to especially thank all those who have contributed financially to this site. I haven't been able to work this year so your donations have been a major source of income for me. I was able to purchase my dad's gift on Amazon (and something I've wanted for a while as well) thanks to the payout from the Associate program, so thank you to all who have used the site link for their purchases. Thank you to everyone who has donated - even the person who has a $1/month subscription (I don't know what your handle here is) has made a difference to me this year. I want to give a special shoutout to NoCramps, who always seems to know when I have an expense that needs covering and comes through to save me.
It's hard for me to talk about the money which is why it's important that I do. Our society uses money as the means to measure the worthiness of services. It means so much that so many of you feel this site and me are worthy of a financial contribution. So thank you. So much. From the bottom of my heart.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Last night brought us some semi interesting newsy stuff. Throughout Sunday, several teams were announced to be off Ohtani's list of potential destinations. Among the list of teams no longer in the running for Ohtani's services was sadly, the Jays but hilariously, the Yankees and Red Sox.