January 1, 2018

I sit here just a couple of hours before the beginning of a new year. As most people I know would agree, this past year was probably the most challenging and divisive year we have seen … well … in my lifetime at least. I was born in 1968, what can be considered a banner year in the Civil Rights movement. Now, almost 50 years later, it seems we are fighting some of those same issues again, and more.

Racial equality, women’s righ...

October 30, 2017

Why do they Kneel?

January 25, 2017

Here's the thing about Libras ... we like harmony. We are quite happy to put our own wishes and needs aside if the consensus prefers to do something else. Just as long as everyone is relatively happy and everything is fair, we're good. But when our hackles are raised by an injustice or we see someone we love hurt by someone's callous disregard ... we are fully capable of unleashing hell.

I have watched throughout the election a...

December 21, 2016

Today is the Winter Solstice. Pagans call this Yule and celebrate the birth of the Sun King. This is also the time that the Christian Church chose to celebrate the birth of Christ as their own Son King.

I think, more than ever, we must remember what this holiday is about. In terms of the seasonal celebration, the world around us has turned bitter cold, we have made our preparations for the cold, dark winter ahead and we hope an...

November 10, 2016

So where do we go from here? The unthinkable has happened and we are all now trying to wrap our heads around the implications. The news today was just chock full of worst case scenarios of how a Trump presidency could undo all of the gains we have made in the last four years. Friends and loved ones, immigrants to this country who worked hard to become citizens and be apart of the American dream, are all wondering if they shoul...

November 8, 2016

It is over ... finally. After countless months of listening to the worst political vitriol any of us have ever encountered, we live in a country in which friend and family now see each other as the enemy. Regardless of who we, ourselves, supported, we stare at each other aghast, thinking "how could they vote for someone so vile, so evil?" 

But now it is over. It doesn't even matter who has won. What matters now is how to bring...

October 14, 2016

Bide the Wiccan Rede ye must

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust

Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill

And it harm none, do what ye will

This is one of the most basic tenets of the modern Craft. Most pagans, regardless of tradition, follow this ... or at least make every effort to. When I explain this to students, I am often asked ... "Doesn't this give permission for someone to do something like cheat on a spouse? After all, the othe...

October 6, 2016

 25 years ago this month I took my first determined steps on the ancient path. 25 years ... a quarter of a century ... I am trying not to feel old right now.

Little did I know at the time where those steps would lead and how my entire life would change. This path has brought me so much laughter and heartache, joy and pain. It has kept me grounded and humble when I've needed it, and it has lifted me up and healed me when I was...

September 19, 2016

          I've been thinking a lot lately about the protests started when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem during a football game. Now, I am not going to get into what he was protesting about or whether he is justified in his opinion or not. That is not what this is about and, honestly (at least for this post), it doesn't matter what the protest is about. Simply put, he could be protesting what kind of hot dogs...

August 31, 2016

When I moved to the Lehigh Valley, I knew that Spirit would let me know when it was time to put myself back out there and start teaching again. I also knew that however it was supposed to happen, it would be in a different way than I had ever taught before. It seems my faith in Spirit and in the Old Gods has not been misplaced. I spent over 2 1/2 years  focusing almost exclusively on my family; getting it stabilized through so...

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