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This post is from a recent newsletter I sent out to my subscribers. It was so popular that I thought I would post it here. 

A few weeks ago, a fellow entrepreneur told me about an embarrassing faux pas on a recent newsletter she sent out. Instead of the word “public”, she put in “pubic.” WHOOPS. That has happened to me on a few occasions. For some reason, my autocorrect loves the word pubic instead of public.

Anyhow, as if that naughty error wasn’t bad enough, she got an avalanche of emails “correcting” her.

Some were well-meaning while others…not so much.

Typo police (as I like to them) often fall into two camps:

1. Earnest folks who are looking out for you.
2. “Gotcha” types who seem almost gleeful about finding a mistake. Those people live for the moment when they can point out your flaws. Bringing you down a peg or two helps them to feel elevated.

Unfortunately, her emails came from the latter camp. I had to assure my friend that typos happen to the best of us. I’ve had plenty of my own grammarly snafus and spelling woes. Most people who write for a living will experience this at some point in their careers. Mistakes will be made. Heck, we’re human.

There is no shame in making an error. Even when it’s a bit R rated. If you find that you botch something and the critics come for your head, remember: you’re producing. What are they doing? If they are busy looking for your mistakes instead of producing their own work, well then you might want to rethink allowing their “gotchas” to carry any weight.

Apologize, correct, and move on. You’ve got work to do, Jon Snow.

Now THAT’S a fountain!

Other stuff:

I might try this: For a small Thanksgiving gathering, here’s a sheet-pan dinner ready in an hour.

Interesting post about the Poo-Pourri inventor.

Susannah Conway shares thoughts about perimenopause over at Hey Perry.

From Vice: The Hardest Lessons You Learned In 2019, According to Astrology.

I love her so much: Mj Rodriguez Wants Women to Take Up Space.

10 Podcasts By Writers To Get You Hyped For Your Next Project.

From Teen Vogue: Brett Kavanaugh Speech Protested With Rape Whistles, Handmaid Costumes, Christine Blasey Ford Video.

Horny: ‘One in a million’ deer captured on camera in Michigan woods.

Christine Blasey Ford Thanks Chanel Miller For Her Courage.

5-Hour Workdays? 4-Day Workweeks? Yes, Please.

Millennials turning to astrology to combat stress. (Us Gen Xers rely on astrology too, yo.)

Over at Popsugar: I Had a Tarot Card Reading Done Over Email, and It Was Actually Pretty Accurate.

Marie Kondo Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert on Tidying the Mind.

Go for it: The Chairwoman of NARAL’s Board Has Quit to Run for Congress.

Good question: Is Michael Bloomberg The Worst Democratic Candidate For Women?

From Anabel Gat: The Best Ways to Journal, According to an Astrologer.

One of the most famous incidents of campus outrage was totally misrepresented.

John Legend is PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’… and he’s perplexed.

I adore journaling: Sami Sparrow’s Bullet Compendium Of Decorative Designs: a practical, easy resource for bullet journals, scrapbooks, and cardmaking.

This looks intriguing: Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans: Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals, and Magickal Work.

I love Cheryl Richardson: The Art of Extreme Self-Care Revised Edition: 12 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Love Yourself More.

Worth a look: It’s Not Always Depression: A New Theory of Listening to Your Body, Discovering Core Emotions and Reconnecting with Your Authentic Self.

Looking for a playful way to learn tarot? Here ya go: The Tarot Coloring Book.

Tarot For Troubled Times is a modern tarot book. The focus is on self-care, ritual, and activism. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.

Does astrology make your head spin? Get grounded with this book: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious).



TONIGHT: Q&A and book signing at Ascended Gifts. Time: 5:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase. Where: 6728 W. Morgan Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53220. FREE! Call  1-414-321-0801 for details.

May 10-16, 2020: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. The only live tarot class I plan on teaching next year. Spots are limited.

August 30, 2020: Brushes and Stars. Where: Oakland, California. A full-day of astrology and intuitive painting – and yummy food! Join me and Chris Zydel for a joyful, astrology-inspired intuitive painting experience.


What I’m Grateful For:

When autocorrect works

Judas Priest musical omens

Great timing

Friendly people



Soundtrack for 11/16/19:

Season of the Witch by Lana Del Rey



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