Looking Ahead to 2022

Here I sit, January 1, 2022, realizing that I don’t have a new planner! I personally find something cozy and soothing about taking a moment at the beginning of the year, the month, the week, to sort my mind by way of paper and pen. Until I get that covered, I thought I’d hop onContinue reading “Looking Ahead to 2022”

Book Review: The Return of the Light

While browsing my favorite local bookshop during “Shop Local Saturday,” I came across this little gem tucked among the various winter holiday selections. I was so delighted by the inclusion, I simply had to bring home The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice by Carolyn McVickar Edwards.Continue reading “Book Review: The Return of the Light”

Roses: My Lifelong Plant Allies

My first experience with roses was in my mother’s garden. For some reason, she only had one when I was younger. A lovely pink specimen that never got very large and only blossomed once a year–in June. This event was a moment to celebrate, and that joy overshadowed roses’ reputation for fussiness. I didn’t learnContinue reading “Roses: My Lifelong Plant Allies”

Land Acknowledgement and Reflection on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

It is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and perhaps a good time to acknowledge that I live, work, and pray onĀ Haudenosaunee land. I am always learning and striving toward a better tomorrow, and while I know that simply saying that is never enough, it is a step in the right direction. If you are not Native, takeContinue reading “Land Acknowledgement and Reflection on Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

Brigid’s Light: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!

I’m delighted and honored to share that my short story “Sisters” will be published in a new anthology next year through Weiser Publishing! The book is called Brigid’s Light: Tending the Ancestral Flame of the Beloved Celtic Goddess edited by Cairelle Crow and Laura Louella. May my latest story honor Brigid and my Irish ancestors. Currently,Continue reading “Brigid’s Light: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!”

A Brigit of Ireland Devotional: Sun Among Stars — A Review

As many of you know, I worship and serve the goddess Brigid*. One reason I wrote my novels is out of service to her; to portray modern, polytheistic devotion to her and other members of her godly family. So when I was given the opportunity, I jumped to review an ARC (advanced reader copy) ofContinue reading “A Brigit of Ireland Devotional: Sun Among Stars — A Review”

Camping With Fire, Water, and Tree

I went away for several days; off to where Lake Ontario spoons the shores of Upstate New York. The beachline stretched beyond my sight, past buoys marked for ‘swim at your own risk,’ private residences, and wildlife management areas. Fresh water, sometimes smooth as a reflecting pool, other times choppy and reminiscent of ocean surf,Continue reading “Camping With Fire, Water, and Tree”

WitchLit Wednesday: Fermata Cellars

Three things I enjoy: a glass of wine, supporting local farmers, and folklore. Author Gwen Clayton combined all three into an intriguing and entertaining offering of WitchLit. In my last entry (which was in May, my gosh), I explored a loose definition of WitchLit and committed myself to reading and reviewing such titles on myContinue reading “WitchLit Wednesday: Fermata Cellars”