You can take your pumpkin spice lattes and….

All you fall-lovers can go to hell. Happy Autumnal Equinox, you smug bastards. All right, all right, enough of that. I'm baiting you and indulging myself - on purpose, of course. The truth, as ever, is more complicated. My baiting indulgence and cruel cursing is rooted in a couple of factors. For one, I've noticed a … Continue reading You can take your pumpkin spice lattes and….

The Wizard’s Homecoming

It's a far gone lullaby, sung many years ago; Mama, mama, many worlds I've come Since I first left home. Going home, going home, By the waterside I will rest my bones, And listen to the river sing sweet songs To rock my soul. -Robert Hunter, "Brokedown Palace" I wonder if the fact that the … Continue reading The Wizard’s Homecoming

Happy equinox: Another season come round again at last

A few nights ago, in the midst of a boisterous crowd around a fire, a friend of mine kept stopping me midsentence: "Wait, wait, hold on, just a second," he'd say, holding up his hands out palms forward, fingers to the sky. "Just hold on and look at all this. Look how perfect all this is." He … Continue reading Happy equinox: Another season come round again at last

On Seeds Planted Long Ago: A Wizardy Harvest Message

Well, once again, a major marker in the Wheel of the Year has come and gone with no commentary by a Wizard clearly derelict in his most simple and basic duties. After all, they're only 4 (or 8, depending on how we want to count) times per year - how hard can that be? What can … Continue reading On Seeds Planted Long Ago: A Wizardy Harvest Message

I Don’t Hate New Hampshire After All

Lest anyone be confused, this is actually an Easter post. Bonding with a Tree It's during this time of the year in particular, early to mid-spring, I think back to my days as a kid in a quiet and rural town in north-central Massachusetts. I always liked to climb trees, scrambling much higher than my mother … Continue reading I Don’t Hate New Hampshire After All

System Problems?

"If you don't like the system, create your own system." -- Abd'el Hakim Awyan, Khemitian Wisdom Keeper In the true fashion of a stereotypically unreliable wizard, I spontaneously took the last two weeks off. I wanted to begin work on a fictional side-project and recharge my own batteries to prepare for the seasonal changes to … Continue reading System Problems?