Welcome to my personal blog. Here you will find my own personal thoughts, philosophy, spirituality, pet peeves, rants and rambles, expressions of joy and angst, griping and observations on life. I hope you enjoy them, and find that any wisdom I may have gained from my experiences helps you out in your own, but really, I write for me here.

On Black Cats And Halloween

(10/25/09) It's common knowledge that animal adoption agencies change their adoption policies for black cats near Halloween due to fears that they will be sacrificed or tortured in Halloween pranks....

History Love And Gay Marriage

(6/16/2008) So I was reading this article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080616/ap_on_re_us/gay_marriage and I got all teary and I was thinking how lucky I am to live in this historic time in American...

Family Togetherness In A Box

(6/17/08) So earlier this month we had a big storm and lost power for almost a week. We were bored. The kids were bored. So Mr. Rabbit bought the Dungeons Dragons Basic Game and we set it up on the...

Protecting Magical and Healing Herbs

(7/28/08) This article out of Alberquerque, New Mexico got my attention today. The article discusses a native herb called Yerba Mansa ( calming herb ) which is used extensively in local herbal magick...

The Nature Of Nature And Shakespear's Bastards

(7/29/08) Once upon a time I was reading King Lear, which isn’t my favorite bit of Shakespeare, but it’s right near the top and I got thinking about Edmund, the bastard son of the Duke who says this: ...

Midwinter Musings

(Originally posted 12/4/08) I've been pretty grumpy lately, frustrated with the fact that I miss the Sun's whole show since it rises as I walk into work and sets before I walk out the door. A few days...

Someone To Lean On

(originally posted 8/31/09) I have been a Pagan for my entire adult life. I could mimic hundreds of others and say I was always Pagan, I just didn't know there was a name for it. but that would be a...

Watch It Buddy! My Mom's a Christian

(Originally posted 8/8/08) While Pagans like to maintain a reputation, at least among ourselves, of being open minded, accepting and non-judgemental, I have repeatedly found myself in the...

We All Scream For Imbolc

(Originally posted 2/2/12) Every year Pagans scour the internet and books for ceremonies for the season's Sabbat. For some only an elaborate ceremony will do, but for others, the simpler the better....

Quiche Amazing

Every year for Ostara I make my famous springtime quiche for brunch. This year was no different. For some reason I don't think about quiche very much between holidays but this time I realized...

Creating Family Traditions

(Originally posted on 9/28/12) One question I hear very often in Parenting groups is How do I raise my child in our Pagan tradition. And I confess, this question confuses me. If you are a Pagan, and...

The February Fast

(First posted 1/31/14) Tomorrow is our February Eve celebration. It's easy enough to call it Imbolc if you like because it's similar. But a little different. Now I have heard that Samhain is the...

Maybe I Don't Want To Be A Millionaire

In his book, Financial Sorcery, Jason Miller points out that most magical people don't have the mindset it takes to attract money. (totally paraphrasing here) Most of us feel guilty about wanting...

Taking Out The Garbage

(Originally posted 1/19/2015) Lots of people hate the holidays. For me hate isn't the right word. For me the holidays are a struggle. And they are toxic. From Thanksgiving to Christmas it's like one...

Imposing A Magical Moral Code (and the tyranny of harm none)

/(Originally posted 8/14/05) 1 I hear it all the time Harm none . It has nothing to do with me, but I hear it all the time. Because Wicca is the best marketed of modern magico-religious paths, its...

Hearthkeeping For The New Moon In Capricorn - Clean up your money

(Originally posted 1/8/16) As the moon wanes in its journey toward the sign of Capricorn, I suggest to you that it is time to get organized, perform a deep cleansing on our finances, and take a close...

Little Rituals

(Originally blogged 11/20/14) Before I begin, I feel that perhaps some definitions are in order. When I refer to rituals, I refer to meaningful things done over and over. These are not necessarily...

Stirring The Imagination

(Originally posted 11/17/14) There is nothing so fascinating to me as a 3 year old’s imagination. At any moment he can be an animal, a super hero, a car, a vacuum cleaner or a person he knows. (And if...

Storytelling In The Hallows

(Originally posted 10/15/2014 on my Blogger) What is The Hallows? It is that big collection of sacred days that happen at the end of October/ beginning of November. Also known as Samhain, Halloween,...

Wishing Spells For Wee Ones

(I originally posted this on my Blogger on 6/21/2012) Today is my birthday and I have more candles than ever to blow out for my birthday wish tonight! Thinking about wishes, I realize that alot of the...