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Kari's Lair: Home of the Virgo Folkie

Kari's Lair: Fáilte Isteach!

HI ALL! This is my new Homepage/Cave/Lair.

At the moment, it is still under construction, but I hope it will soon be a fun place and music/writing promotion tool. If it doesn't crash somehow, or I forget my password to get into this thing.

Be sure to check out the links on this homepage (and I hope their originators don't mind my linking to them!)

Today, June 20, 2001, is the birthday of this site. May it have many more anniversaries.

--Karen I. Olsen


THE LAIR'S SITEMAP LAIRLINKS DIRECTORY INDEX The LairMistress's Musician's Bio Musician's Resume
VirgoFolkie LiveJournal Lair NEW URL: Youngblood Circle (The Confundus Conspiracy) The LairMistress's ReverbNation Profile
Band Page at The Stranger Karen the LairMistress: Myspace Page LairMistress Photobucket Gallery
NEW! LairMistress: Youtube Channel


And It Shall Rain Forever and Ever...

Photo Courtesy of Webcams.


The Lair's eStores: Our Official Cafepress LairShops!

Here is the link to Cafepress's New SEARCHABLE STORE DIRECTORY!!

NEWSFLASH (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009): LairCronies, a new PromoLair has just been Excavated! After thinking about it Awhile, we decided to start up a blog that promotes our Cafepress LairShops (in lieu of a CP newsletter), and have it Attached, more or less, to the Home Lair at Angelfire. The blog will promote the LairShops; now we have to get Going like gangbusters and promote the blog! It's called The LairShops Beckon.

In the process of Dredging out this PromoLair, we learned a thing or two about what they call "Advanced Customization" (that thing they don't really let you do with free LJs). We are learning how to tweak the Stylesheets, the code for Main page entries, the LairLinks sidebar, and such like. We just put up our first two posts in the past couple of days; now we have to alert the Entire planet to the existence of this thing; and by extension, the LairShops! Just click on the image Below, or the text link Above, to check it out...

The LairShops Beckon: Cafepress Shops PromoLair


Artifacts of the Lair: Lair Logos and other Originals for LairLurkers!

The LithicLair: Graphics and scanned ceramic images inspired by Neolithic European art!

Eireann85: Images of photos taken during the LairMistress's travels in Ireland in 1984-1985!

All Bunnyz, All The Time:
Another Cafepress Store.
My dad sent me this Bunny pic.
It looks a little spooky,
But some people dig that stuff.

Also, check out The Violin Case eStore:
Cool Products with a Violin theme,
by my childhood friend, violin teacher
Julie Tebbs of Kirkland, WA!!


And, of Course, don't forget to Slink In and SIGN THE GUESTBOOK!!

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Falling Sky Alert: Hurricanes, Drought, and Other Apocalyptic Phenomena Coming Soon to Fevered Imaginations Near You...

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015: Good afternoon, LairLurkers far and near! Our society is going through some Significant Changes these days, and it's scaring the holy crap out of some folks! Just in the past month, the U.S. Supreme Court (a hotly Divided outfit if ever there was one) solidified the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) in one Major, long-Awaited decision (King v. Burwell) on June 25; and the very next day, June 26, struck down Remaining bans on same-sex marriage by their decision on the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which had been even more anxiously-Awaited--including by Yours Truly. Seriously, I was on pins and needles during the whole month of June, and I am neither Gay nor Married! Joyous celebrations ensued, not only across the United States, but across the planet (I was especially Moved to receive the congratulations of Ireland's own Queen of Equality, Panti Bliss), as the union of America's citizens became a little more Perfect, and rainbow-Colorful to boot.

HOWEVER. Obviously, not everyone was going to support the SCOTUS' decision in favor of marriage equality; but some folks on the Religious Right went completely Medieval on us. That loud noise you heard around 12:00 noon EST was Scott Lively's head exploding, followed by the Spontaneous combustion of a bunch of other public fundies' brains. Great Goddess, LairCronies; to listen to these folks, you'd think the 13th century had just reloaded on us. Gay marriage, we've been told, will cause: hurricanes, earthquakes, worsening drought in California; civil war, terrorist attacks, food shortages; God "lifting his hand of protection" from the United States (assuming that He/She felt any need to "protect" the world's Sole superpower to begin with); and the Wholesale collapse of western civilization, Aided in no Small part by gay men wearing "bottomless pants"! Now, I've got a pretty Creative imagination, folks; but I rather doubt I could make up this stuff on my best days. Practically the only historical phenomenon that comes Close to these folks' Weird ways of thinking is people in the Middle Ages blaming witchcraft for the Plague outbreaks. And don't even get me Started on the funny-looking chappie who tells God to "send hornets" after everyone who supports marriage equality for all.

Since then, of course, the sky has most definitely not Fallen; and western civilization, for better or worse, is Alive and Well--but there has been fallout from the Obergefell decision, as is to be Expected. Some county clerks and judges are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds, even though government offices are, of course, not religious institutions of any kind. Some bakers, florists, wedding photographers and other business owners are refusing to provide services for same-sex weddings on account of Said business owners' religious beliefs, which incidents have also resulted in legal wrangling. Oh, well...these folks can't stop same-sex couples from getting Hitched, regardless of whether or not they provide cakes or flowers for wedding ceremonies; and their arguments from "religious liberty" are more than a bit Tenuous. What the Opposing sides really ought to do is to get Together, talk these issues Through, and come up with some kind of middle ground that safeguards the rights of all Concerned parties to their Mutual satisfaction. Will they do So? It's doubtful; but that's what we at the Lair are recommending as a Reasonable alternative to all the litigation and cries of "religious persecution" being Bleated nonstop by bakeshop owners and others who are not, of course, doing business as religious organizations...


Anyway, here Again are some new Antiwar and other Progressive LairLinks that have crossed our path Recently, as well as some old favorites from Before...

Capitalism: A Love Story Street News Service 9/11/03 Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW) Not In Our Name (NION) Salam Pax's Weblog AlterNet Online
Back To Iraq 3.0 CREDO Action (formerly Working for Change) Seattle Independent Media Center
Baghdad Burning: Riverbend's Weblog School of the Americas Watch ZNet/Z Magazine
The Shalom Center Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity Hate Free Zone of Seattle
World Can't Wait Iraq Body Count Michael Electronic
Salam Pax's New Blog Southern Poverty Law Center The Wacky Iraqi (Satire, we think) Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
Voices in the Wilderness (Archived) Fellowship of Reconciliation World Youth Peace Organization


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Seattle Winter Festivals Upcoming: The Newest Update (well, More or Less...)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015: Happy Festivus, Merry Christmas, Blessed Solstice, and a Righteous Kwaanzaa to all; and hope Chanukah '15 was Grand, for all who celebrate it!! I'm off Tomorrow to spend time with my Mom and her Goofy felines; so I'd better update this oft-Neglected festival listing segment while there's time! And yes, it's not July/August anymore! Sigh...

Winterfest 2015 Festivities (Nov. 27-Dec. 31) New Year's Fountain of Light (Dec. 31) Illustris Yule Ritual (Dec. 19)

Winter Solstice Feast (Fremont, Dec. 21) Issaquah Reindeer Festival (Dec. 1-23)




LONG OVERDUE UPDATE: Yes, we still have an Affiliate-Associates relationship with the business referred to in these lovely banners. However, we will soon have promo banners to some of our LairShops, photo galleries, and other stuff that benefits us directly! If you check 'em out and buy stuff, that is...


What I Hope To Accomplish Here

Here is a more detailed discussion of my musical and other creative goals for the rest of 2001 and beyond.


My Favorite Web Sites (a Partial Listing...)

Liam Clancy: A World of Music

Jason Webley: Independent Musician/Accordion Guy
NEW! Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Turkish Fansite: The new Nusrat site we've been waiting for!
GoddessKRING: Shannon Kringen's Website and ArtShrine: Caution! Delicious Adult Photographic
Artwork and other Audio/Visual Delights to be found Within!

My Epinions Record Review Collection The Mother of all Multi-Religious discussion and news sites. Never a dull moment.

Starhawk's Tangled Web: Adventures, Projects and Writings of the Lair's Favorite Witch.

Makem Central: Tommy Makem and the Makem Brothers


The lovely Celtic circle at the top of this page (and the turquoise cross atop the Goals 2001 Page) comes to us courtesy of the Free Celtic Clipart Page at For the best in free Celtic clipart, do pay them a visit!

Likewise, the LairMistress has had great fun with the cool animated graphics provided free of charge by The Animation Factory--as you can see, I've got animated critters all over the Lair by now! At least one new animated critter is birthed on their site every day! Check them out at the LairLink above!


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