Friday, September 30, 2011

Today's (yesterday's) Seekers may be found here:
The Sage wishes to apologize in advance for any typographical errors in the transmission of the Sage's Wisdom, as the Sage's advice is being typed by a Minion whose skills are quite atrocious. [That's "good", right? - the typing Minion]

1. The first Seeker is dismayed at her physical likeness to her poor excuse for a mother.

The Sage can but point out that physical similarity is no indicator of likeness in character. People have clones beloved pets, only to find that while the pet may look just like Muffy, it has none of Muffy's endearing personality. The Sage also recommends looking into lucid dreaming, so that you might take control of your dreams and finally tell your mother - at least in your mind - what you really think.

2. The second Seeker managed to burn many bridges at work, and is wondering how to rebuild them.

The Sage has just one word for you: Transfer.

The Sage would wonder if you are not perhaps one of the previously dismissed Minions, except that you have managed to remain in your current position despite your surly attitude.

3. The next Seeker has found the perfect woman, except for one slight issue.

The Sage asks how someone who is not attracted to you can be the perfect woman for you, and encourages you to reconsider your policy of complete truth with your significant other. The Rotarians have a good set of rules to consider before speaking. You might wish to adopt it.

4. The final Seeker is at loggerheads over the future of their minor children in the event of their mutual and simultaneous demise.

The Sage notes that your in-laws have already agree to the possibility of becoming your children's legal guardians, and wonders whether you have also approached either set of grandparents to ask whether they, too, would consider this possibility. It may be that neither wishes to accept this responsibility, in which case your argument would be moot. Your attorney would likely recommend a back-up for whomever you name as guardian.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Sage returns

The Sage would like to announce a new Respite from the Mystic Cave, located here,!/groups/282963985048855/?notif_t=group_r2j . Today, however, the Sage will counsel a group of Seekers from another Lesser Advisor, located here,;_ylt=AtacU3SVp1B_PzKx_Qd3mCqGgsgF;_ylu=X3oDMTRoNzUxYmxwBGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDIwMHBvb2xyZXN0BG1pdANOZXdzIGZvciB5b3UEcGtnA2I2N2JiZWVlLTJmODktMzI4NC1iNjA3LTdhNTU0MDkyYzk2ZARwb3MDMQRzZWMDbmV3c19mb3JfeW91BHZlcgNiMjg0NzczMC1lNjc2LTExZTAtYmRmZi1kYjM4NTljNjYwODE-;_ylg=X3oDMTNpZnJxMG5lBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDNWE5ZWNjNWUtOWI4YS0zMzlkLThjYzQtODVjMGYxMjMwODkyBHBzdGNhdANzY2llbmNlfHNwYWNlIC0gYXN0cm9ub215BHB0A3N0b3J5cGFnZQR0ZXN0Aw--;_ylv=3

The first Seeker has two grandchildren, both young enough to be considered infants by many, The Seeker and the other grandparents pay for activities and daycare, and also babysit and feed these children for a total of five nights a week. The children's parents have announced a new "blessed event" to occur within the next several months.

The Sage cannot help but wonder what these children's parents actually do for their offspring. The children are in daycare ald also are gone five nights a week. have you visited their home, unannounced, to determine what may actually happen while they are there? They are yet too young to report on activities within their home. If the parents are too poor or too disinterested to see their own children except on weekends, regardless of whether they are availing themselves of public assistance, the Sage suspects something is amiss in their house, and would recommend voicing these concerns to the appropriate governmental agency. These children, including the unborn sibling, may well be better off in foster care, as neither set of grandparents is able to assume permanent custody.

The next Seeker is in a 4-year relationship, and has for most of this time been responsible for any transportation required for this relationship. The couple now lives quite near one another, and while the young man now has his own tranportation, he expects the Seeker to continue to be the transportation provider.

The Sage urges your to look deeply at this relationship. Are you with this man out of habit or out of true love? Would a man in love expect the one he loves to bear a burden which his loved one has expressed such dissatisfaction about? The Sage hears in your words the description of a little boy, not of a grown man, and urges you to strongly reconsider your upcoming marriage.

The next Seeker has decide that - after nearly two decades of marriage - she is unhappy in her current relationship, but too insecure to live on her own. However, she seeks advice on how to explain her need to "explore" on her own to her husband.

The Sage is curious as to what you expect to happen. You have set boundaries on the limits of what you will do, yet expect the Sage to provide a panacea for your wanderlust. You admit to experiencing a crisis of sorts. Perhaps you need to speak to your gynecologist or endocrinologist before you make any rash decisions, hurting your husband of many years and possibly burning one too many bridge behind yourself.