Let’s hear it for the breathing space-rock

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

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Take heart! The wheel turns on!

This is your official Imbolc post for 2017, right on schedule, just over 9 days late. I often say to my wife, when making excuses for being behind on things or being confused as to how it is already the date that it is - both of which are nearly daily occurrences, as you might … Continue reading Take heart! The wheel turns on!

Meditation for Imbolc

Even as all things are now in motion, As we confront before us a darkness, a chaos, a sorrow, Rejoice and worship, for the divine spark is still everywhere! Hold fast to the light from the spark, go into it, And proceed forward - believe it or not, you'll make it. The beginnings of things … Continue reading Meditation for Imbolc

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

FLASHBACK: The Old Forest

Originally published on October 8, 2012, The Old Forest was one of the first two or three posts ever to appear on this humble mash of a site. In fact, it was convenient for me to post at the time because it had already existed for some time. It's a brief but worthwhile local legend … Continue reading FLASHBACK: The Old Forest

A wizard’s summer vacation (Happy solstice!)

The end of the year, the beginning of winter, the year's darkest days, the period we commonly think of as Christmastime - this is undeniably a magical time. As the cold and darkness surround us, we are warmed by our spirits and our companionship; facing the difficult days ahead, we are yet filled with mirth and … Continue reading A wizard’s summer vacation (Happy solstice!)

Solstice Sermon: Don’t show up early to be dead

The summer solstice should be a time to cast away stones - and why that's a good thing. The seeds that were silent all burst into bloom and decay, The night comes so quiet, it's close on the heels of the day. -Robert Hunter, "Eyes of the World" The Tao Te Ching reminds us of … Continue reading Solstice Sermon: Don’t show up early to be dead

Meditation: A solstice begs the question

Rhetorical confusion and half-baked rumination is easily dismissed but often the only way to depict certain aspects of our existence as they really are. The significance behind the solstice, to us, can well be said to be one of those aspects. May the light, the warmth, the clarity of the sun's most flawless annual blast … Continue reading Meditation: A solstice begs the question

Holidays Suck, and Why That’s a Good Thing

Welcome to Advent. The most important thing about a year goes entirely unspoken because it is so intrinsically obvious: humans didn't make it. We do our math and choose cultural markers and use these tools to impose our calendars, but the year does not set the terms of our rotation about the benevolent sun. The year is … Continue reading Holidays Suck, and Why That’s a Good Thing

Monday Blessing: Slap a Bow on it and Stick it Under the Tree

May good fortune attend you by fire or through snow, In security or lack thereof, May the ripe potential we hold today burst forth manifest in the year to come. Until that transition is complete, let us pause to the benefit of our soul's cardiac health. May smiling alpacas be waiting to greet you at … Continue reading Monday Blessing: Slap a Bow on it and Stick it Under the Tree