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Tiffaknee

Tiffaknee
Date Joined: October 18, 2014
Last Online: September 27, 2017
Birthday: June 15, 1985
Country: United States
The Green Witches Esoterica

About Me

Hello friends!
My name is Tiffany, I'm 31 years old and currently living in central Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Rhode Island (the smallest state in the US, with roughly 300 miles of coastline), so I'm a beach-baby at heart.

This is where I grew up That is me sitting on Purgatory Chasm (basically in my backyard); It is 2nd beach in Middletown, Rhode Island. I love where I grew up; the environment and geography was very nurturing to my imagination and soul.

I earned my degree in Criminal Law from The Pennsylvania State University in 2008. I work at an inpatient rehab facility as a Drug & Alcohol/Addictions Counselor. Specifically, I work in the women's unit, ages 18 and up. I love my job so much; it is the most rewarding work I've ever done.

** Aside from working and taking care of my pets, I also enjoy hiking with my boyfriend and dogs. I try to be outside as much as possible, for I truly feel grounded in nature.**

This past year, more than ever, I have found myself picking up again on studying green witchcraft. Now that I'm out of my 20's, I've become more disciplined about celebrating the sabbats. I can't really put myself into a "category"; I've always been very free-spirited, and this is probably why I'm more drawn to green (earth-based) witchcraft. I'm also an air sign (constantly changing and seeking adventure). My father's side is full Cherokee Indian, so I have a strong intuition. I came across this piece of advice from a fellow sister and I find it to be the absolute best piece of advice you could ever gift to someone on their path of learning. Here it is:

"Find a place that speaks to you. Adopt that place. Go there at least once a week. Pick up any trash you find there. Do not disturb the animals, do not remove anything from that place that belongs there. Make it known that you are there as a guardian and as a student. Do this for a year and a day. Take notes. Make sketches. Look at the clouds. Note the changes in weather. Take photos. Record your observations about the animals you encounter, what flowers bloom and when and where they bloom. Find out which birds come and go. Learn the names of the trees. Sit quietly from time to time, and just listen. Do this for a year and four seasons. When you have done that, come back and then we can talk about how this experience has changed you."

I realize to those of you who do not "agree" with or understand wicca that it can come across as "weird" or "scary". Please be neither scared or offended by my pursuit of happiness; I welcome all walks of life into mine and do not judge others by their religion. I believe in polytheism and animism, and it is something that I will continue to learn about for the rest of my life. To be a green witch does not mean that I am casting harm on others or playing with fire, it simply means that I worship Mother Earth, take responsibility for my actions and will do my best to protect society. Being that I'm also Cherokee Indian, I feel it is my duty to protect this beautiful planet in any way I can. I hope to learn, heal and teach, and I also welcome others to help guide me on my path as well. Any guidance or advice is a blessing.

**As mentioned earlier, I am very independent and free-spirited; I dropped my job for 3 months and hit the open road with only a suitcase and a tent. I explored our country with only $2,000 (this mainly went to gas and food, as I camped and stayed in hostels and with friends in different states). I have traveled our country extensively, solo and with a best friend, and am very "road smart". I have hiked in the National Redwood Forest in Northern California, camped and hiked in the Grand Canyon, traveled by car up Route 1 in California, stayed in a hostel with people from other countries in San Francisco, floated in the Great Salt Lake in Utah, partied with Brits in Austin, TX, crawled my way through and survived a weekend in New Orleans, played in the bluffs where The Lost Boys was filmed in Santa Cruz, and frequented Nashville, Miami, and all the other major cities on the East Coast. I was born to explore! Also, I am truly a Gemini; I tend to have two personalities and my directions in life are always changing!

** Lastly, I have 4 stinky, rescue cats that I love to death, named Chibbs, Crookiebeans aka Monster Beeb, Babyhead and Ragnar (yes, like the viking). But when Ragnar is acting up, we refer to him as Jefferson: Raggy? Are you being a Jefferson again?" Sorry, we're crazy cat people over here. That's his evil alter-ego.**

My View on Ethic

~~~~PLEASE NOTE~~~~ I send ALL of my swaps and ON TIME. If you don't receive a swap from me, please contact me before rating poorly. I have not had any lost mail yet (knock on wood). Also, I mark sent on my swaps the day it leaves my hands and is either brought into the Post Office by me, or dropped into a USPS blue bin. I do lean towards sending closer to the deadline, mainly because I am usually in a few different swaps at a time, while simultaneously hosting a few swaps, running a WTA or my group in general, and working 50 hours a week. If you are a stickler for send-by dates, please take into consideration that my marked sent-by date is not always the date the USPS picks up my item out of the blue bin and moves it along. I am very reliable and will always message you should I need to send even a day late.

+++ I would like to think of myself as a kind soul. I am very sensitive to others' feelings and can read people like a book. I believe in respect and karma, and have zero tolerance for liars, rude people, and people who think they are better than someone else.

Point of all of this ---> Seniority doesn't earn you respect on this site; fulfilling your swaps, tags and ratings, as well as kindness and not judging others so harshly does. We're all adults here. So, if you're one of these people, or you're into making fun of other people's art, talking poorly about others, BULLYING or standing on a big soap box with an even bigger attitude, then please take your miserable energy and move on.

Things I Appreciate

~~THINGS I APPRECIATE~~

  1. Papyrus greeting cards.

  2. Animals. Especially kitties.

  3. The beach/ocean. I grew up surrounded by water (literally on an island, Aquidneck Island to be exact), so I love anything that reminds me of that.

  4. Nature. Gaia. I love our planet, and I love our change of seasons. Rocks, leaves, fossils, plants, flowers, etc.

  5. Cool movie art, such as old posters, reviews, cartoons, advertisements. I'm very fond of Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, H.R. Geiger, and Ridley Scott.

  6. Hot beverages, especially black and green tea, matcha and espresso.

  7. Boats. I grew up by a shipyard and worked on a mini-vessel during my high school summers, so reminders of that, like anchors, cleats, wheels, compasses, maps, buoys, nautical stationery/stickers.

  8. Music festivals. I love live music and camping. I've frequented AllGood, Mountain Jam, Grass Roots, etc.

  9. Horoscopes/Moon Cycles. I am a strong believer in the phases of the moon and planets affecting our emotions and behaviors.

  10. The Grateful Dead.

  11. Ephemera, stickers, stamps... I really love stationery with prints like feathers, maps, old Paris and London/vintage feel.

  12. Books and reading. I love Bukowski, Emerson, Kerouac & Vonnegut.

  13. Native American culture. I'm half Cherokee Indian, so I appreciate the Native American way. I try to abide by the Cherokee 10 Commandments (look them up, they're FASCINATING). Native American art, pictures, stories, artifacts, symbols, etc. Please do not send anything stereotypical or offensive, such as cartoons, stories depicting "cowboys and Indians", Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, redskins, etc.

  14. Spring and Fall. I enjoy those two seasons the most, so flowers, bumble bees, baby animals, birds, leaves, twigs, pumpkins, rich fall colors and scents...you get the point.

  15. Traveling/The Great Outdoors. I love to travel, and the number one thing on my bucket list is to hike to Machu Picchu. I am also planning a backpacking trip through Malaysia.

  16. Anything that would be considered "taboo". I collect odd artifacts like bones and antique, glass medicine bottles.

  17. Vintage items. I mainly sell vintage jewelry on my Etsy shop, but I have an array of items (fur, hats, purses, marbles, pictures, etc).

  18. Pagan/Wiccan literature or information. Pentacles, anything related to the deities, especially the green man/woman. I would love to start a pagan ornament collection.

  19. Anything related to the women's rights movement, especially Roe v. Wade, and other Supreme Court cases. I am a feminist (which means I support women's rights, NOT that I am against men's rights; there's a big difference that most can't seem to grasp).

  20. Sentimental Circus ephemera and stationery.

  21. Crystals and gemstones, herbs and essential oils.

  22. Favorite scents include lavender, clary sage, green tea, sweet-grass, pomegranate, mango, strawberry and anything with an earthy or musky undertone.

Path: Green

Goddess: Gaia, Bast

God: Cernunnos

Symbol: Triple Moon Goddess

Element: Air

Mythology: Greek, Egyptian

Spirit Animal: Bat, Cat

Tarot: Wildwood, Gaian

Incense: Frankincense, Sandalwood

Herbs: Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage

Crystals/Stones: Lapis, Jade, Malachite, Amethyst, Rainbow Moonstone, Aqua Aura, Green Moss Agate

Things I Do Not Appreciate

~~THINGS I DO NOT APPRECIATE~~

  1. Kawaii/ Hello Kitty stuff.

  2. Anime.

  3. Religious artifacts that are monotheistic.

  4. Hunting. Or anything that relates to it, like camo or pictures of dead animals.

  5. Country anything. That includes music and country "bumpkin" decoration stuff, like wooden stars, straw crafts, etc.

  6. Children's/Baby items. I don't have kids.

  7. Butterflies. While I do love them and think they are pretty, I'm not a fan of them on stationery, ephemera or jewelry.

  8. Easter, Thanksgiving or Columbus Day items. I do not celebrate those holidays.

  9. Pro-life or fanatic propaganda in general. I respect everyone's opinion, but don't slip me in with your swap little snippets on your stance against reproductive equality for women. I've received a number of UNICEF and March of Dimes (both pro-life organizations) items, and while I'm not completely against them, I just don't support those organizations. Please respect my views!

  10. Cloves or black licorice.

  11. Tea by Celestial Seasonings or Lipton. I hate to be picky, but these brands just do not taste fresh or good to me and I'd rather not waste.

  12. Non-organic perfumes, lotions and chapsticks with high alcohol and chemical contents (I have allergies/sensitive skin). Examples would be brands like Chapstick, Nivea, Lip Smackers, Bonnebelle, Calgon and most brands found at Dollar Stores and Walmart. I do well with scents, as long as they're organic (like Lush, Burt's Bees, 2Chic, Badger, h2o, The Body Shoppe, Alba and Pacifica. I don't mean to come across as picky, but my skin just says "NO!" :)

Favorite Music

~The Grateful Dead ~Conspirator ~Umphreys ~Lotus ~Allman Brothers Band ~Modest Mouse ~The String Cheese Incident ~Dire Straits ~Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ~Susan Tedeschi ~Tedeschi/Trucks Band ~Alabama Shakes ~State Radio ~Dark Star Orchestra ~Hendrix ~Buckethead ~Primus ~Dave Matthews Band ~Red Hot Chili Peppers ~The Avett Brothers ~Fiona Apple ~Florence and the Machine ~STS9 ~FIRST AID KIT ~KT Tunstell ~Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

I'm really open to a lot of music. I love live music and jam bands. Things I'm not into include country and pop music (pretty much anything played on the radio nowadays).

Favorite Television

I don't watch much TV, but some of my favorite shows are:

**Dexter **American Horror Story **Sons of Anarchy **Game of Thrones **Breaking Bad **Lost **Bates Motel **Hemlock Grove **Vikings

I mostly enjoy foreign/international and independent films. Some of my favorites include:

**Blue is the Warmest Colour **Palm Trees in the Snow **Colonia **I'm Not Scared **Slumdog Millionaire **Victoria **The Revenent **Gia **Snatch **Crimson Peak **Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels **500 Days of Summer **The Grand Budapest Hotel **No Country for Old Men **The Shining **A Clockwork Orange **The Whistleblower **The Others **The Strangers **The Pianist **Slingblade **Girl, Interrupted

Favorite Books

I am a voracious reader.

I just finished The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler. It focuses on the hidden history of women who surrendered their children for adoption in the decades before Roe v. Wade. It's truly captivating and haunting, and I highly recommend it!

I'm currently reading two books. The first is Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, by S.C. Gwynne. The second is Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I highly recommend ALL WOMEN read the latter.

I love Native American history, essays by Emerson, poetry by Kerouac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, books/journals about traveling the great outdoors.

Some of the best books I've read include:

~The Wind is My Mother by Bear Heart ~Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis ~Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck ~God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut ~Battle Royale by Koushun Takami ~The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers ~To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger ~Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen ~Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer ~Anything by Jack Kerouac, especially: ~Visions of Cody ~Maggie Cassidy ~The Dharma Bums ~On the Road (this book inspired and fueled my cross-country road trip in the Summer of 2011)

Food & Tea Preferences

TEAS: chai teas, chai latte mixes, matcha tea, genmaicha matcha (brown rice green tea), black teas (like english breakfast and earl gray), teas with ginger and lemon. I prefer organic brands (like Two Leaves, Numi, Stash), but will drink non-organic (like Tazo and foreign teas) as long as its not Lipton or Celestial Seasonings.

FOOD/RECIPE FAVORITES: -Seafood, but NOT fish. -Rice (all varieties) -Spicy food -Vegan Recipes -Casseroles -Pot Roasts -Dishes with hearty vegetables (onion, potato, carrot)

Wish List

It looks like "wish lists" are the popular thing on here now, to help people with swap ideas. Please do not view this as a "shopping list". If we get paired in any swaps and you are wondering what to send, anything related to my "Things I Appreciate" category would make me super grateful. Here is also a little list of stuff, to help you out, that I would love to receive in swaps.

~Any note cards, notebooks or paper by Christian Lacroix. His art is fantastic and I'm especially fond of his "surrealistic", "astrologie" and "voyage" works.

~Loose or bagged tea! And cute or vintage teapots!

~Pretty stationery/sets. I write a lot of letters.

~Crystals and gemstones.

~Cooking herbs or cinnamon sticks for crafting and cooking around the sabbats.

~Big, gypsy-style earrings. I love earrings and wear them every day.

~Anything with moons on it or related to her.

~Anything related to the Earth Mother or the Green Man.

~Essential oils, especially clary sage, lemongrass and lavender.

~Small, decorative ceramic dishes to burn votive candles or resin incense in.

~Washi tape (no neon colors please. I mainly enjoy pretty prints and fun patterns).

~Sharpie pens (not markers) in any color.

~Nice, THICK ENVELOPES. I always need envelopes, but I get a lot of the tiny, really thin ones from people that I can't really use.

~Postcards (not a fan of cheesy- touristy ones. I like ones with pretty landscapes, vintage shots, shabby-chic decor, rare scenery, cool prints/painting.

~Any LIP BALM or HAND CREAM from Pacifica, Alba or Burt's Bees, or a similar organic or vegan line. I go through this stuff like crazy, and it's always appreciated. I only stick with natural and/or organic lines, as I have allergies to the chemicals in non-organic products. I enjoy all scents except peppermint/mint and cinnamon.

~Butter Socks. I'll accept these any time of year, lol.

Thank you for reading my rather lengthy profile; I always appreciate a well filled-out profile for people I'm sending to, so I only hope mine helps others.

For My Reference

Permanently banned @SheisCrafty from the GWE group for flaking on a swap and chronic late sending.

@SheisCrafty has not rated me for the Prayer Flag- Sorceress- Swap Series. Tracking confirmed delivery to her home on 10/13. She has logged in to SB multiple times after that and ignored my message and profile comment asking to rate, as well as the swap creator's e-mail asking her to rate me.

Forum Post regarding @SheisCrafty

http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/138934

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you! <3
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Comment: Tiffany! Holy crow! What an over the top amazing swap. OMGoddess, the awesome things you sent, how generous you were/are. I couldn't believe all the fabulous things in this wonderful box. It feels like I won the witchy Lotto. Sadly up here in North Carolina mountains, there are no metaphysical stores. There is nowhere to buy anything wiccan, Pagan, or otherwise non-Christian. The only religious store here is in fact a Christian bookstore. I can't thank you enough Tiffany... Many hearts, and flowers, and cheers go to you for this phenomenal swap. It really made my day.
Response: I am glad it was received in good time and that you enjoyed it! I think these spirit animal swaps are really wonderful, so I try to make them special so that you can open it and feel like you really can attune to the animals, and not go, "oh look, cat stickers." Haha. Not that there's anything wrong with stickers, but you know what I mean. I have done two of these swaps and both times, my package was very sub par and I just didn't feel the love. So I am really happy that you did. I wasn't sure if you would like some of the items, but I do hope you have fun with them and feel a little closer to your messengers. Blessings. :)
jkendall0023 rated for Spell Sack on Aug 7, 2017
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Comment: What an amazing spell sack!!! It smells wonderful. Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome! Enjoy!
jkendall0023 rated for ~Litha Pick 3 Sabbat Swap on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: What an amazing and special package. I love how much thought you put into this. I feel grateful to have had you as my partner. Thank you!
motherpie rated for My Crystal Wants a New Home on Feb 7, 2017
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Comment: (so sorry this took forever) thank you so much for the lovely magic mail. i love my crystal altar even more now <3 well, my "art room" crystal altar, since im into teeny altars alllll over my home
Response: You're very welcome friend. I also love teeny things. Multiple altars bring me joy as well. :)
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Comment: I love the moon you made! She is so beautiful and love all the symbolism! Definitely hanging it by my door!
Response: Thank you. :) I appreciate your kind words. And I am happy you like it. :)
motherpie rated for Green Witch Tools: Talking Stick on Dec 10, 2016
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Comment: so, the beautiful talking stick is now sitting in my kitchen and is being used by my kids when they want to blab away without interruption. it's perfect. thank you thank you thank you for making it so lovely
njstauter rated for Prayer Flag - 13th / Transformer on Dec 9, 2016
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Comment: The flag is very nice, as is your perspective on this energy.
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate! Thought I had done this already, but no. Anyway, I thought it was a good quote and the pattern of the fabric was evocative as well. Thanks :0)
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Comment: Loved the prayer flag and its meaning. I have put it in outside on my front porch area, where I can see it when I walk by my front door. Thank you so much.
Response: I am happy to hear that you enjoy the flag. I enjoyed making it for you. Thank you for rating. <3
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Comment: What a gorgeous stick! Wow!! You did a great job!!
Response: You're welcome! I had a lot of fun making it. Thank you for the fun series and for being patient with me. <3
motherpie rated for New Moon & Hallows Eve PC Swap on Nov 9, 2016
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Comment: thank you for the neat postcard (and sorry it took me forever to type this) loved reading and hope ALL your intentions (and more) came/come true! <3
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad it was well received and I hope your intentions resonate as well. Thanks for rating. :) XO
njstauter rated for Prayer Flag - Crone Archetype on Nov 8, 2016
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Comment: Nice flag and wonderful letter. I used to just include short notes with basic information and realize how important that personal touch is. Its been nice seeing your name on swaps going either way for us. I love what you did with the fabric. Very much the CRONE.
Response: Thank you for the kind rating! I appreciate you explaining what you liked about the flag and letter- it inspires me to keep putting that extra energy in. <3
daisyd90 rated for Hallows Green Witch on Nov 1, 2016
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Comment: I love all the research you included and the picture is beautiful!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. I thought you might find it rather silly but I did put a lot of heart into it! Thanks for rating. :)
Jennybee rated for Samhain Pick 3 on Oct 26, 2016
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Comment: I absolutely love everything you've prepared for me and will put it to good use. The raven spirit animal stone is so comforting and I cannot wait to use the incense and herbals you've created. Thank you...thank you!! bb
Response: You're welcome! So I just had the realization that I think I wrote in your card that I sent sage leaves, and I just watered my plant and noticed it isn't missing any leaves. I knew I was forgetting something when I threw it in the mail! I'm sorry about that. :o)
Moominbrooke rated for Samhain Altar Item Swap on Oct 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank you! I will gladly now go and add the maize, chalice and tea lights to my altar :0)
Response: You're welcome! Enjoy!
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Comment: I am overwhelmed by everything in the package you sent. May your generous spirit receive 10 fold
Response: Thank you for the kind words and rating. I am happy you like it. :) I enjoyed putting it together for you and learning some things myself in the process. Thank you for making such a unique swap.
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Comment: Thank you so much, first of all, for introducing me to this new craft. I live the letter you sent. I live nature items and found objects, so all the crystals, herbs and feather are my favorite. And the little picture of the bird is so sweet! Thank you also for being so diligent in making sure my package arrived! Can't wait to try the recipes and rituals!
Response: Wooo! Glad it arrived, I was so worried with the way things have been through the PO. I'm happy to hear you enjoy it so much and like the little things in it. We will have to do some more Sabbat-themed pocket letters in the future. Happy Autumn Equinox. :)
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Comment: As always I loved it!!! Thank you again.
Response: Happy it finally arrived and got sorted out. Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating. :)
mandigutterrose rated for A Cuppa and a Crystal on Aug 19, 2016
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Comment: THANK YOU! I really appreciate how much personal attention you put into this swap. You are a amazing and made it truly personal.
Response: You are very welcome! I am pleased to hear how touched you were by it! Thanks for the nice rating and for joining our swaps! ;)

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Comments

CurlyTea on Jun 15, 2017:

njstauter on Jan 24, 2017:

I appreciate your trust in me for administering the group while you attend to personal matters.

njstauter on Dec 9, 2016:

Thank you for the WTA. What a delightful surprise. I appreciate how you put it together in spite of the stress in your life. I treasure things you send, always.

PrairieKittin on Nov 24, 2016:

I am so sorry to hear about the health problems facing your beloved fur baby. May the God/dess hold her in Her arms and comfort her so she feels better. So mote it be!

njstauter on Oct 17, 2016:

Whenever SB assigns us as partners for any of the swaps we join, I get excited. I know that whatever I make or send, you are open to receive. And believe me, your gifts are so well received here too. I feel quite fortunate to have cultivated a friendship with you here.

njstauter on Sep 28, 2016:

I am blown away by your spirituality, first of all, and secondly, your generosity. Many thanks for this last swap for balancing Chakras. What a powerhouse you created for me.

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:


Happy Autumn! ♥

njstauter on Aug 23, 2016:

The WTA came today with driftwood, paper goodies, a broom and your note. Many thanks!

wolviechick121 on Jul 4, 2016:

Happy Independence Day!!!

njstauter on Jul 1, 2016:

I take no offense to your comparison of my life to that of your Mother's. Perhaps we are both Amazons. I AM older and you know that I have so much to pass along because I have lived a wonderful, magickal life. I loved having the elders in my life who shared with me, so am grateful to do it now myself. You are a super partner every time.

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