Tear Down This House!

I am in the thick of some pretty big life changes which include some major aspects of who I am, or who I claim to be. I am introducing myself by a different name and being seen as skilled at doing work that I have never before done professionally. It is fascinating to observe how […]

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Something my 13 year old self knew

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a junior high physics class, and the first time I was introduced to the distinction between effort and work. Our teacher used a simple demonstration to outline the concept. One classmate was invited to come up to the front of the room and push, as hard as they […]

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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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