The forge and the broom

It’s been an eye opening couple of months. A couple of experiences really stand out. 1) I am lucky enough to be part of a group that for the last year or two that has been discussing and looking at ways to work to dismantle racism in our respective environments. I have learned so much […]

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The Promise Asked: Remember Me?

  The witch has been created by the land to act for it. – Peter Grey/Rewilding Witchcraft       Ten years ago, on sacred land, in space made sacred by intention and community, I made a promise. To myself. To those assembled. To the gods. To My Lady. Promises like that don’t get made, […]

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Remembering the Chords

One of the gifts and curses of having our blog running for nearly five years and advertising these posts on Facebook is that when the anniversary of a post comes along, the “Facebook Memories” feature kicks in and lets me revisit things one of us wrote in the past. It seems I tend to be […]

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What’s In Our Hearts

I went toward the rising column of thick yellow-gray smoke. I am like that. Some might see me as a nosy neighbor, but those who know me well know that I am a rescue responder at heart. I didn’t want to get in the way of the fire trucks, rescue vehicles and police cars, but […]

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Prepare Myself

There is so much. There is so much going on in so many places. In the world. In the country. In my state. In my city. In my life. In the lives of my friends and family. I am searching. Wondering what do I do now? What am I called to do? What is the […]

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Borrowed Time

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go hear comedian Eddie Izzard speak about his new memoir, “Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens.” Eddie has long been one of my comedy idols, and he didn’t disappoint. The show was a mix of storytelling, hilarious side tangents, and of course… […]

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A Samhain Stroll

“The veil is thin,” I tell Her and She laughs and laughs. “A veil is always thin,” She tells me. “Words matter. A veil is thin by design. Notice you don’t say curtain.” “And even veil – that word – is a kindness,” She goes on. “Kinder than, more substantial than breath. Which is the true […]

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A new tool

I feel like I have been walking around in a constant state of energetic agitation for a long time now. Even though I have a regular sitting practice and for the most part stay pretty grounded, I’m aware it is taking more of my energy to maintain. To that end I am always open to […]

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Sitting

Sitting Sitting in the dark, the growing moon rising over my shoulder, watching the flames of my little fire curl around the fuel I provide. I need this sitting, this darkness and stillness and breath. I need to feel my pulse; I desperately need the assurance. There is nothing I can say right now that […]

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