Tuesday Blessing: Bright Moon, Long Nights

The light of our full moon is bright as it sets this morning. We've watched it grow, and now that growth is complete. May we understand those aspects of our own lives that have grown with it. The light of our sun, our blessed life-giver, It is at its lowest this week, and we've long … Continue reading Tuesday Blessing: Bright Moon, Long Nights

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

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

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

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

XXIV. The Turning Point

Well, we made it through yesterday's depressing meander, and it's as though the text itself possesses some human quality of kindness, for we are rewarded today with that terrible symbol's exact opposite. Yesterday was the Dead End, today we see the Turning Point. As with the previous one, the basic meaning here is readily apparent … Continue reading XXIV. The Turning Point

But they keep on Dancing

"Keep on dancing until the daylight, Breathe the morning air in song. No one's noticed but the band's all packed and gone; Was it ever here at all? But they keep on dancin'..." -John Perry Barlow Salaam! Peace be upon you. I hope that your Days of Midsummer were glorious, eventful, joyful, and filled with … Continue reading But they keep on Dancing

The Wizard’s Midsummer’s Night Monadnock Adventure: Part 2 (A Photo Journey)

Yesterday, when we left off, our heroes (myself included) were scaling Monadnock's final stretch, that place mostly above the artificial treeline where you think you're there already but there's at least a half hour to go and you're very, very tired and kind of staggering along. That's how the experience is for me, anyway. The … Continue reading The Wizard’s Midsummer’s Night Monadnock Adventure: Part 2 (A Photo Journey)

The Wizard’s Midsummer’s Night Monadnock Adventure: Part 1 (A Photo Journey)

As is only fitting for 2013's Day of Longest Light, and in keeping with my general tendencies toward wildness and not thinking things through, on the evening of June 21, I set out to climb my beloved mountain. This is a chronicle of that fateful and life-changing trek into the heights of divine communion and … Continue reading The Wizard’s Midsummer’s Night Monadnock Adventure: Part 1 (A Photo Journey)

Which way to the Banquet? Midsummer’s Day Six

Way back in December, I posted this crazy rambling rant exploring ways to cope with eternity even though our brains can never quite grasp it and even though random effects of eternity sometimes intrude into our daily lives and thoughts and dreams. Even as solstices themselves are made to look arbitrary in the face of the … Continue reading Which way to the Banquet? Midsummer’s Day Six