OK, I realize it's rather late in the year to be starting some good intentions, but I want that road to be paved, you know ? I want some style and ease on my journey. So my first good intention is to update this blog at least once a week.
This newfound Puritan work ethic resulted from rebuilding my website, Kismet's Companion, with a better webhost. Lacking a Mom to do the Mom Test, I girded my loins and underwent the Brother Test - kinda the same thing, but much harder to survive with any remnant of self-esteem, as my brother thinks social niceties like sugaring the medicine are wasted on mere family.
It was very helpful, and very constructive; however, although over the years I have vastly improved my ability to actually listen to criticism, my endurance of it is somewhat limited. I will make some changes, based on his input, but the stuff dearest to my heart will remain unchanged. I think the sequence of cards (from Ciro Marchetti's Gilded Tarot) that best illustrate this experience are as follows:
If you think other cards would be better at describing this situation, let me know ....