To Begin, End

On September 21, 2007, I embarked on a new adventure into the world of blogging, posting here for the first time. I'm not sure how long the average lifespan of a blog is, but I am certain that it's significantly less than thirteen years. I am grateful to everyone who has paused here to read... Continue Reading →

Got Baggage?

In this year of the world being turned upside down, my usual routines have tossed themselves straight onto the rubbish heap. Sitting down to write on a Sunday afternoon in July feels... wrong. I should be out hiking, picnicking, or tubing down a slow-moving mountain river. Unfortunately, my usual spots are crowded with people for... Continue Reading →

What We Raise & Raze

Photo by Ficky on Content note: What follows is a bit of a rambling post that is mostly about ancestor reverence framed within the context of a national legacy of racism and bigotry. Ideas rarely come to me wholly formed and complete. My writing, particularly my non-fiction, often springs from related, repeating themes. When... Continue Reading →

Faster Than Sound

Photo by Matheus Bertelli on Welcome summer, season of light, fire, heat, and under normal circumstances, travel. While some are venturing out, I am staying mostly at home for the duration of the pandemic. Armchair travel is the theme of this unusual summer and much of my planned reading and screen time for the... Continue Reading →

Forward Through Fear

Photo by Alex Azabache on (What follows contains references to acrophobia) I'd intended to follow up on my Solstice post this week, but a conversation on the Cauldron forums as me thinking about fear as it relates to our spiritual paths. The thread, Phobias and Paganism, centers on the question of how to deal... Continue Reading →

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