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

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how alive are you?

Seriously. Think of all the moments you spend alive, all the things you do in the day-to-day, as existing within varying degrees of "living" and "dead." There's no shame in admitting that a lot of what we do has a certain level of "dead" attached to it. I'll admit it right now, and I'm a … Continue reading On a scale of 1 to 10, how alive are you?

A Letter to my Newborn Son

I'm writing this post from a tiny little cot in a minimum security prison hospital. If the county lockup hospital had known my wife and I were coming here to have our baby, they'd likely have set aside a room for us with at least a double-sized bed that we could share together. They didn't … Continue reading A Letter to my Newborn Son

The Dude Who Just Wanted to Walk: A Wild Myth You’ve Never Heard

Ever feel or hear someone walking by you or walking behind you, only to discover that nobody's really there? Well, it's been said by many: "I only want to roam with the buffalo, but you just can't do that anymore." This is a story about a man whose desire was even simpler than that. There … Continue reading The Dude Who Just Wanted to Walk: A Wild Myth You’ve Never Heard

2014: Stories of Common Folk, Joyous Expectations

And so, as always, the cycle continues to turn. We arrive at long-awaited solstices and we celebrate, we experience magic, we are granted revelations, and then at long last the special holiday season departs. In some cases (especially if you did it right), you may be feeling yourselves relieved to return to more ordinary existence. … Continue reading 2014: Stories of Common Folk, Joyous Expectations

HELP: The Only Way I Will Know if I was Right is if You Tell Me

  A year ago, I decided get the best view I could, stand up tall, and try and forecast the content, character, and rhythm of the year that then lay before us. Not merely a prediction, the aim was also to incorporate helpful ways in which we might respond to our conditions to take advantage … Continue reading HELP: The Only Way I Will Know if I was Right is if You Tell Me

I’m Serious – It’s About 2013, and I Need Your Input

 A year ago, I decided get the best view I could, stand up tall, and try and forecast the content, character, and rhythm of the year that then lay before us. Not merely a prediction, the aim was also to incorporate helpful ways in which we might respond to our conditions to take advantage of … Continue reading I’m Serious – It’s About 2013, and I Need Your Input

How’s My Aim? I Need to Hear From You!

A year ago, I decided get the best view I could, stand up tall, and try and forecast the content, character, and rhythm of the year that then lay before us. Not merely a prediction, the aim was also to incorporate helpful ways in which we might respond to our conditions to take advantage of … Continue reading How’s My Aim? I Need to Hear From You!

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