I won’t lie. I’m cautiously optimistic and rather excited about the Paris Climate Conference now starting. The twenty-first such conference, it seems to bring political and private investment to the table, strong public awareness, and the recognition that we are facing a global crisis. Collectively. This comes at the same time that certain reports show […]Read more "Taking it Seriously"
It is officially Thanksgiving in the United States of America, and I am not particularly thankful. Perhaps that’s because of a warped idea of thankfulness, perhaps it’s because I’m “never satisfied” with the way things are. To say, I am thankful for my health, would admit that I have nothing to do with it. It […]Read more "On Being Thankful"
I think we are all changed, in ways we can’t possibly predict now, after the horrendous attacks in Paris this past week. As usual, we have seen the rise of hatred and xenophobia, but also solidarity and a great outpouring of compassion. These are the defining aspects of terrorism, and that is our modern struggle. […]Read more "Building Intention"
I have just had a conversation with a dear friend of mine that circled the central issue of his current unhappiness and stress in his life. It was long and complicated and heated, kind of like talks between old friends can sometimes be. After much gab, we came to the conclusion that he cares too […]Read more "What Makes You Happy"
No matter which astrologer you ask, this is a big deal. Not that I would put much stock in such an inexact art as astrology, but when so many signs are pointing in a certain direction, I’d be a fool not to see where it leads. Short version: Saturn is finally out of Scorpio’s hair, […]Read more "New Moon in Scorpio"
After years of quietly, patiently, holding out for a pagan community, everything’s in flux. Suddenly there are handfuls of folks interested, attending meetings, sharing brilliant ideas, and ready to work to reconnect. I do not claim to be a leader of this thing, but I seem to stand somewhere at the forefront: greeting and meeting […]Read more "Not a leader, so what?"
This is one of my favorite parts of my favorite movie in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy for a million reasons, but it is also what I tell myself when I have doubt–in myself, in others, in the general goodness of the world. I don’t have Sam to give me precisely the right answer, […]Read more "What am I holding on to, Sam?"
I got most of my spiritual and academic interests from the 1999 movie, The Mummy. Wish I could say otherwise. That movie is rife with cultural misappropriation, gross neglect for facts and an almost complete disregard for reality. But it was a fun movie and it gave me something I lacked. So let me […]Read more "What The Mummy Gave Me"