I write roleplaying games and fiction, and I develop software.

I also sometimes post on Twitter and on Mastodon.

Here's what I've been up to lately.

I had set aside the first card I drew yesterday. But I took a picture of it, and I saved that picture for today.

I'm cheating again. I drew a card, stared at it, took a picture of it, then set it aside to draw two new cards for today. You'll see why tomorrow.

But for today, let's just pretend that the first cards I drew were the Ten of Pentacles and the Empress.

I cheated. The first two cards I drew today were both cards that we've seen recently, so I drew again. I'm sure that's violating some fundamental rule of tarot divination, but if you wanted proper tarot, you wouldn't be here, would you?

Which means that today's redrawn cards are the Hanged Man and the Knight of Cups.

The Dow may be dropping, but it's raining gold here!

Today's cards are the Six and Ace of Pentacles.

Sorry that the reading is a little late today. The daily responsibilities of a tarot reader are no joke, believe me. So much to juggle.

And speaking of juggling, today's cards are the Two of Pentacles and the Hierophant.

A dismal start to the day up here. I had dared entertain thoughts of spring, but then I stepped out with the dogs into a blur of snowfall.

But things started looking up when I drew today's cards: Death and the Four of Wands.

Although I can easily identify several people who've built a mega-successful personal brand out of semi-coherent rambling, it hasn't done much for my readership. Am I too incoherent? Not incoherent enough? What are the metrics on this?

All I know for sure is that today's cards are Temperance and the Five of Swords.

It turns out that the answer to the question "Are the 1910 Rider-Waite tarot images in the public domain?" is "it's complicated" with a spoonful of business intimidation on top.

But we're not here to talk about copyright law. We're here to talk about The Hermit and the Ten of Cups.

Am I going to get in trouble for posting these card images? Am I breaking copyright? Is Big Tarot going to show up at my door with a cease-and-desist letter?

Well, until that happens, today's cards are the Six of Swords and the Nine of Cups.

I know you're only here because it's a slow news week and there's nothing else interesting to read on the web, but still, thanks for coming by!

Today's cards are the Ace of Pentacles and the Three of Swords.