Storms and Stings

Ah, summer in the south.... I sat down at my desk this afternoon with a mind to write about summer things - flowers, green grass, blue skies. A quote from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass would have likely insinuated itself somewhere on the page or at the very least, a mention of Dylan's "The Force... Continue Reading →


In Which Sam Eats Crow & Someone Else Gets the Bird

It's been an interesting week. Interesting as in "May you live in interesting times". Interesting in a "For the love of all that is good and sacred, make it stop" sort of way.  Interesting as in "Was the universe really so bored that it needed to send all this fuckwittery my way?" (I'm going to... Continue Reading →

The Temple of MSB: Poking the Sore Spots

A couple posts ago, I mentioned that I "won’t be doing any trail running in the foreseeable future."  The unforeseeable future was another matter entirely. Today I ran. I ran because every single sore spot of my being has been poked and prodded in the last few weeks. I ran because I am tired of being... Continue Reading →

All Hallowhain de Muertos

The title is a bit of a holiday mash-up, I admit, but I have yet to come up with a single name for the holy days that I celebrate this time of year.   As an eclectic practitioner who does a substantial amount of work with the dead and dying, this time of year has become... Continue Reading →

Serving Deity

I've always envisioned a certain progression when it comes to contact with deity.  First is the raised eyebrow, my, doesn't-that-god-look- interesting phase.  You know the one - you're minding your own business and suddenly you spy something shiny that turns out to be a deity that you've never worked with.  This quickly progresses to the... Continue Reading →

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Lucky me, I stayed at a cottage near the beach for a week and spent the most of that time confined to bed with some sort of stomach plague.   This was just your run-of-the-mill stomach flu, complete with a low-grade fever and aches. There is nothing noteworthy in that.  Illness happens whether you're on the... Continue Reading →

I Aten’t Ded

I've just been having a lot of out-of-blog experiences that have been keeping me otherwise occupied.  Summer has always been somewhat frenetic period and this year is no exception.  The pattern of activity is so different that I'm still giggling in delight every time I think about it.  Thanks to some much-needed changes, this is... Continue Reading →

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