2022 ended up defining Shadow Year for me: going quiet, masticating some personal demons, focusing on things I could affect, and leaving to others the things over which I have no control. It was a needed fallow time in terms of public-facing writing. I just wish I had recognized it as such.
Read More 2022 Intermezzo
Whew, it’s been a couple of weeks of crazy prepping for and going to the annual OBOD East Coast Gather. There was more than a little bit of crafting overdrive between finishing an item for the silent auction, random ritual paraphernalia (painted stones, hag tapers), and making sure all the labyrinth supplies were packed. Better […]
Read More East Coast Gather 2015
You don’t need to depend upon Internet echo chambers for inspiration. Awen flows in the quiet spaces between, if we let it – not in the incessant static buzz of the blogosphere.
Read More Dangerous Diaries
One of the most useful skills I’ve acquired in the Ovate grade, is that of making my own journals. I never considered myself a particularly consistent journaler, but now looking over my work not only during this grade, but in the Bardic grade, and even back to college and high school, I’ve written a fair amount. […]
Read More Ovate Field Notes: Vol. 3
This past Monday, those of us who were fortunate enough to have Martin Luther King Day off gathered at Sarah Fuhro’s house to have a discussion about and meditation on the faerie realm (or realms, depending on your perceptions of such things). Sadly I arrived late, and so missed the beginning of the hearthside, but […]
Read More January Hearthside: The Faerie Realms