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 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 on Google Plus LairMistress: Youtube Channel NEW! Karen on Instagram
Virgofolkie: SoundCloud Profile Karen's Flickr Profile The LairMistress Profile at BigStockPhoto


And It Shall Rain Forever and Ever...

Photo Courtesy of KING5.com Webcams.


The Lair's eStores: Our Official Cafepress LairShops!

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.

The Lair of Cards: Our first Premium LairShop, entirely Dedicated
to paper products (though it may eventually
include cellphone cases and sew-on patches;
they're also fairly flat)

Barefoot Bandit North American Tour 2010:
A special novelty shop for fans of Colton Harris-Moore.
My brother, a small plane owner, is not one of them...LOL


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

SiteProNews - The Webmaster Resource Site SiteProNews - The Webmaster Resource Site


Magical Thinking Isn't Per Se a Bad Thing...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018: LairCronies, I'd really like to own a floating sky island, sort of like the ones they showed in the movie Avatar; or perhaps, those that Sometimes show up in computer game scenery--just with a somewhat Bigger area for building. Like maybe something the size of Inisheer, or Martha's Vineyard. I've already made a design of sorts of a fairly Large sky island, which includes a music festival site and three small villages for my favorite musicians in Spirit, as well as my favorite Fictional characters from films, novels and elsewhere. Imagine that, a sky island settlement for Dead and Fictitious characters, among whom I myself would be living as kind of administrator. And a Fellow musician.

And then there's that floating island from the Original computer game, "Tradewinds", known as Shangri-La. I'd like it to be a little Bigger than just a floating street fair. The very concept of a Floating island in the middle of the ocean would be more than a tad Dangerous; but oh well. Again, give it a bit of size, and build a little port town, including a hotel, restaurants, internet cafés, and a few essential groceries. Oh, and pubs, of course. Can't have those pirates getting Bored and Thirsty. The island community Portrayed in the introductory clip of Eipix computer games looks quite Fascinating as well, if a bit Thin. There are any number of Parallel worlds and realities, Fictitious or Otherwise, that would be really Cool to visit, in or out of Nonordinary Reality. And let us not forget Hogwarts!

How I long to dive into Cerridwen's cauldron and commit myself to the Spiral Path for real, without any more ado or hesitation, as I currently feel spiritually Lost and Aimless. People who warn me Away from Magickal thinking seem Unaware that every prayer is, in fact, a spell of sorts; the word "Amen", translated from Hebrew and/or Arabic, means roughly the Same thing as "So mote it be." Merely saying that you "trust in the will of God/Goddess/Heaven/the Universe/etc." is an evocation of Supernatural power(s). Moreover, many Otherwise-rational people employ folk magic without realizing it--if you've ever tied a string around your finger to remember something, that's a traditional knot-spell for memory recall (I don't know exactly where or when it originated) that apparently still works in the IT era of the 21st century. These days, I am seeking a spell that overcomes poverty and attracts the energy of prosperity. I am also seeking to improve my Natural powers of persuasion; the Songspells that I came up with as a Harry Potter roleplayer a dozen or so years Ago might actually have an effect in that direction--if done while performing Somewhere in public. At any rate, they have to be strong Enough to cut through the horsepucky that makes me feel Chained and Imprisoned like a recaptured Handmaid who yearns for freedom above all Else. My next payday loan, therefore, will have to be Sufficient to cover the renewal of my busker's permit at Pike Place Market--a hotbed of magical thinking, if Ever there was one...


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--Newly Updated (note new URLs for some orgs)! We find it really funny that Not In Our Name is Gone; but the Iraqi Information Minister site is still Up and Running...


CommonDreams.org WeLoveTheIraqiInformationMinister.com Salam Pax's Weblog AlterNet Online
Back To Iraq 3.0 (Christopher Allbritton's blog series) CREDO Action (formerly Working for Change)
Independent Media Center (Archived) Baghdad Burning: Riverbend's Weblog (Archived) School of the Americas Watch
ZNet/Z Magazine (New URL) The Shalom Center (New URL) OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone)
World Can't Wait Iraq Body Count Michael Moore.com Electronic Iraq.net (New URL)
Salam Pax's New Blog Southern Poverty Law Center Salam Pax's Wordpress Blog
CorpWatch.org Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC):Temporary New URL
Voices in the Wilderness (Archived) Fellowship of Reconciliation World Youth Peace Organization


Seattle Spring/Summer Festivals Upcoming: The Newest Update (well, More or Less...)

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018: Good evening, LairCronies! I had a bit of trouble logging into the Webshell of this site recently (making me threaten to take the Entire LairCode over to Wix, or someplace Similar); but I'm back here Now, updating the Home Lair and hoping to keep TIA episodes at bay (that's another issue Altogether). So, here's what we know so Far about the beginning of Seattle's summer festival season...

Spirit of Africa 2018 (May 12) University District Street Fair (May 19-20) Northwest Folklife Festival 2018 (May 25-28)
A Glimpse of China - Chinese Culture & Arts Festival May 19) Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival (June 2-3)
Open Mid-Summer/Solstice Ritual & Potluck (Lakewood, June 24)




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

  • Alas, Liam's message board seems to be indefinitely Kaput. But here is what we've found via a search on Liam among Youtube Clips!

Jason Webley: Independent Musician/Accordion Guy

NEW! Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Online Blog: 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!

BeliefNet.com: The Mother of all Multi-Religious discussion and news sites. Never a dull moment.

Starhawk: Regenerative Culture, Earth-based Spirituality, and Permaculture: 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 Ireland-Information.com. 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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