This is the season of the forest fairies and the drunken wood-elves, of light and gold and burning life. I cannot overstate how much I love the month of June. These past couple of months seem to have blasted by, an edgy jumble of harsh chaos accompanied by an undercurrent of confidence that all is … Continue reading Careening Toward a Solstice
That's what happens when I get started. Few more things I wanted to go over that didn't make it into this morning's post. DON'T FORGET THE METEORS Everybody wants to talk about the upcoming eclipse. All eclipse all the time. Eclipse eclipse eclipse, yeah, yeah. Am I bitter and jealous because I didn't make special … Continue reading I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS
"You really are the Wizard of Monadnock!" A friend of mine said that to me last week. Obviously, if I didn't think so, this whole blog and podcast - now nearing five years old - would be a strange project indeed, but it's still weird to hear it from someone else. I felt honored and humbled. … Continue reading How’ve you been?
Bet you didn't know we did elections at the Wizard of Monadnock. Until a couple weeks ago, neither did me. How and when exactly this little endeavor came to me, I can't quite recall. The fact of the matter is, I sprang right into action, putting together a democratic election apparatus and inventing bylaws and … Continue reading This Year, Equinox Week is Election Week (Dispatches from Campaign HQ)
Here we are, in 2017, shooting through space. It's still possible that the story won't have a happy ending, that fate will perhaps be unkind. I don't know - beyond my scope. What I have for you, however, is a methodically constructed, wizardry-based outlook assessing what we can expect out of the universe in 2017. … Continue reading Will 2017 be better than 2016? A special Annual Wizard Spirit-Forecast for the year ahead
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
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
Harvest time, yet again. In terms of the year's cycle, we may as well call it The Moment of Truth. Some might go so far as to say "Judgment Day," but let's not let our sense of drama completely get away from us. In any case, it's kind of a BFD - now we see the … Continue reading HARVEST TIME: What Have I Grown?
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….
I knew and I didn't know My source, my backstory, my origins - I mean everything, the real answers, The Final Objective Truth of It All. But it's never final here, In this Place Through the eyes, But it's final and true Some Place. I catch it in glimmers, like diamond sunlight at noon, Through … Continue reading Like diamond sunlight at noon: A Meditation for Today