A Prayer In The Dark

New moon before Samhain. Ritual bath. Sun setting through my bathroom window. Submerged toes touching the last of the light. Darkness doesn’t come and go. It is always here. It’s the light which moves away and returns. The darkness holds all. Sees all. Knows all. Things not spoken in bright light wait, no matter how…

Made Of Such Things

Yesterday I went for a run in the rain because there are certain ghosts which are only active on rainy days. Certain witchy folk too. Like most of these things, I found out by accident years ago. At a race in another town, far from the finish line, a gentle sprinkle turned into a raging…

When You Say Living The Dream

Yesterday I celebrated the break in the heat with a hike at Seven Hollows. I always think it should be called Seven Hallows. I took this photo near the trailhead and then put my phone away and turned it off. I decided one would be enough. Most of the hike looks like this. You don’t…

A Strange and Magical Fact

From Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, by John O’Donohue “It is a strange and magical fact to be here, walking around in a body, to have a whole world within you and a world at your fingertips outside you. It is an immense privilege, and it is incredible that humans manage to forget…

The Sorcery of Sentience

With prisms of light and flickered gilt reflections to delight your eyes on the morning of a new year. If I was my Lover I would romance her eyes. I put her to bed early because she was too sleepy to ring in the new year. While the world was drinking away the last of…

Gay Church; An Ecumenical Review

So I’m still doing this photo mash-up thing. I don’t really have an explanation for it. I’ve been trying all week to write about gay church. I finally made it last Sunday. You may remember my first attempt was a fail; got lost with a dead phone. This time I caught a carpool. Arrived intact…

And All The Frags Say Amen

One of the reasons I struggle with the word prayer is the association with asking, beseeching, or begging some entity to change things for me. I don’t jive well with practices that underscore or reinforce helplessness. I don’t ask. I tell. I do. For instance, I don’t ask for strength. I summon strength or build…

Scoffing Produces Karma Too

Everything we do produces an effect whether we recognize it or not. Everything we put into the world changes the world in some way. Those changes inevitably affect us as part of the world. This blog post has the potential to change the world for the better or for the worse. My intention creates the…

And All The People Said…

Just when I think there are only two people in the world still reading this blog I get a random reader question to prove me wrong. I’m happy to be wrong. I’m also happy to be challenged by this particular question because the answer feels too complicated for a short email response. Do I not…