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Showing posts from May, 2005

Tefillat Haderech / The Traveler's Prayer...

Here is a beautiful little prayer I think of before traveling.
First in English and then Trasliterated Hebrew, then in Hebrew Text.

May it be Your will, Adonai, My God and God of my ancestors, to lead me, to direct my steps, and to support me in peace. Lead me in life, tranquil and serene, until I arrive at where I am going. Deliver me from every enemy, ambush and hurt that I might encounter on the way and from all afflictions that visit and trouble the world. Bless the work of my hands. Let me receive divine grace and those loving acts of kindness and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all those I encounter. Listen to the voice of my appeal, for you are a God who responds to prayerful supplication. Praised are you, Adonai, who responds to prayer.

Ye-hi ra-tson mi-l'fa-ne-cha, A-do-nai e-lo-hei-nu vei-lo-hei a-vo-tei-nu, she-to-li-chei-nu l'sha-lom, v'ta-tsi-dei-nu l'sha-lom, v'tad-ri-chei-nu l'sha-lom, v'ta-gi-ei-nu lim-choz chef-tsei-nu, l'cha-…

Caffeine Induced Tragedy...

What do you do during many hours sipping the juice of ground beans at the local coffee shop?

One suggestion is to channel the caffeine buzz into co-op fantasy art drawing with the Barista.
Look at the bottom of the image after my name to see the tragic part.

She spent like 3 hours shading the upper bricks. :^) (Napoleon reference)
You should have been there for the Liger drawing competition, it was intense.

Thanks Casin!


About the Rune "Algiz"...

I have been asked about the Rune and what it means, and after a bit of online research I found out quite a few interesting things. Before this search, I knew it meant "safehaven" or "protection". There are some interesting things to interpret from it's meaning and my use of it. Seems the Dark Lord was a guardian/protector... and one of my favorite finds during this search for the meaning was the following bit of inspiration that is from the site. You will also see this below, but I wanted to put it here too for emphasis.

"In terms of the journey, we have passed through death and rebirth, and must now face the Guardian before returning to our world. It is he who charges us to use our new-found power wisely. The person can no longer be simply concerned with their own personal development, but must now consider the effect that their actions may have on others. This is a crucial turning point, and the person will either choose to adopt a system…

Friday the 13th Costume Party...

Vintage horror... Boo. :^)

69 - Disgustipated

It has been a long time since I heard this track, but I was reminded of it today and so I found a tool lyrics page and looked it up. I remember the first time I heard this... I was in high school, and I used to go to sleep with headphones on listening to a CD. The CD was Undertow by Tool, and as you may or may not know, track 69 is a "hidden" track on the disc. So the last song plays then silence for a while... then this song startles me back awake just as I began to drift off to sleep. As I listened it became one of my favorites.

Below is the first part of the track, copied from:

"And the angel of the lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber. And took me on high, and higher still until we moved to the spaces betwixt the air itself. And he brought me into a vast farmlands of our own Midwest. And as we descended, cries of impending doom rose from the soil. One thousand, nay a million voices full of fear.…