Notes for Episode 9 – “They Let Him Sing – Special May Day Edition”

They Let Oteil Sing If this doesn't give you goosebumps, you have no soul. I've listened to this like 17 times. We got a sponsor - go to toastershades.com immediately. Don't be plain. Don't be a bum. This summer, be the one with the one-of-a-kind shades. Enter promo code WIZARD at checkout for $5 off [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Real-Time Ruminations from the Tectonic Spring 2016

You didn't think I was just gonna tell you jokes about the spectacular spiritual bombardment that is 2016, and then just wish you luck and bail, did you? Come onnnn, that's not my style. There's more behind everything. Contained below are three entries in what could be considered the Wizard Captain’s Log of the Wizard [...]

Secrets of a harvest moon

Four AM, damn near the navel of the sacred-of-ages forests of southern New Hampshire. The brilliant silvery reign of the Harvest Moon continues yet unabated, the lateness of the year's own hour betrayed by the relative absence of any of the harbinger's of dawn. The fake aurora borealis, however, those orangey slivers above Nashua and [...]

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part VI

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You'd Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic's Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I'm posting the second of those parts, "Tale of a Lost Worker," in its entirety, as a serial. This is the mind-blowing conclusion [...]