This is the season of the forest fairies and the drunken wood-elves, of light and gold and burning life. I cannot overstate how much I love the month of June. These past couple of months seem to have blasted by, an edgy jumble of harsh chaos accompanied by an undercurrent of confidence that all is … Continue reading Careening Toward a Solstice
A few brief notes on the way things (might) go down sometimes. I feel awkward and slightly embarrassed to talk about astrology. No, I know, it doesn't really make sense. I call myself a wizard, openly engage in regular divinatory practices, embrace all manner of ritual madness, extol the virtues of every shape and color … Continue reading Mad Mercury and the Inconvenient Purge
Note: The following is a partial spiritual retrospective of the year 2017. I have a tendency to judge myself very harshly. Sometimes, it’s warranted. Most times, it serves as a motivating factor, spurring me onward, further, higher, better, and thus is a beneficial trait independent of whether it is warranted or not. Still, in the … Continue reading 2017: Reconciling a Deficit of Faith
That's what happens when I get started. Few more things I wanted to go over that didn't make it into this morning's post. DON'T FORGET THE METEORS Everybody wants to talk about the upcoming eclipse. All eclipse all the time. Eclipse eclipse eclipse, yeah, yeah. Am I bitter and jealous because I didn't make special … Continue reading I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS
"You really are the Wizard of Monadnock!" A friend of mine said that to me last week. Obviously, if I didn't think so, this whole blog and podcast - now nearing five years old - would be a strange project indeed, but it's still weird to hear it from someone else. I felt honored and humbled. … Continue reading How’ve you been?
I don't honestly remember the last time I came on here just to check in and share some random thoughts in writing, so here I am - lest I forget how to do it. I don't exactly feel regret about this; I'll freely admit when I'm being neglectful, but in this case, the focus has just … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the breathing space-rock
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 … Continue reading This Year, Equinox Week is Election Week (Dispatches from Campaign HQ)
"...then maybe there's actually hope for the world," I said to my wife. "And how often do you ever hear me say something like that?" "Less often than a blue moon," she replied. She was being charitable. It's not that I'm a dour person (though it wouldn't be the first time I've been so accused). I … Continue reading How I Found Hope at the Circus
Will you stand up and say “I am not afraid!”? CAN YOU HANDLE THE *WIZARD NO FEAR 2K17 SUPPORT CHALLENGE*?? It's open season out there. Will you stand up and join others all across the globe in declaring that WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED OR LIVE IN FEAR OF WIZARDS AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP? This morning … Continue reading Take the Wizard No Fear 2k17 Support Challenge Today – It’s Easy!