Onward we charge, into the sun

Happy May Day slash Beltane to all of you blessed pilgrims out there! I have started writing this three times now. The first time, I was feeling a lot of anxiety. I have a lot on my plate and feel like I'm slipping behind even when I'm cranking out all kinds of work in like [...]

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This Year, Equinox Week is Election Week (Dispatches from Campaign HQ)

Bet you didn't know we did elections at the Wizard of Monadnock. Until a couple weeks ago, neither did me. How and when exactly this little endeavor came to me, I can't quite recall. The fact of the matter is, I sprang right into action, putting together a democratic election apparatus and inventing bylaws and [...]

Will 2017 be better than 2016? A special Annual Wizard Spirit-Forecast for the year ahead

Here we are, in 2017, shooting through space. It's still possible that the story won't have a happy ending, that fate will perhaps be unkind. I don't know - beyond my scope. What I have for you, however, is a methodically constructed, wizardry-based outlook assessing what we can expect out of the universe in 2017. [...]

Making Sense of 2016 (Now that it’s Finally Over

Considering the fact that we may well be fast approaching the end of civilization, if not the world, we deserve a whole hell of a lot more celebration and mirth-making than we're getting. Collectively, we grasp for this in large part without any conscious awareness of the fact. There's this kind of foggy block just [...]

All the Ghosts, All the Saints, All the Souls

Welcome to the Dark Side - the Dark Side of the Year. That's why Samhain (aka HALLOWEEN, fam) was such a big deal for the Celts. It's interesting - what I typically think of as "the middle holidays" in the Wheel of the Year, the ones that fall between the solstices and equinoxes, were actually the main [...]