What’s In a Name?

Those of you who follow my Instagram know that I’ve been sharing excerpts from my RIVER MAGIC manuscript. Expect to see more and more about my novel in the coming months. I know many of you who follow this blog initially came here for information on Druidry, Paganism, and related topics, but I promise youContinue reading “What’s In a Name?”

“Lemon Balm Tea” to be Published in Stone, Root, and Bone Issue 1

I tweeted this a few weeks ago, but I really should share it here, too! I’m proud to post that my short story, “Lemon Balm Tea,” is going to be published in issue 1 of the new eZine Stone, Root, and Bone! Shannon has struggled with public speaking since she was a girl in school.Continue reading ““Lemon Balm Tea” to be Published in Stone, Root, and Bone Issue 1″

Druidry and the Land

Summer is here, and that means I’m in and out of my garden multiple times a day. Gardens take work, but it’s a relaxing, uplifting labor or love. I often find myself lost in contemplation. I thought about how it’s a perfect metaphor for my religion, but then I realized that it is my religion.Continue reading “Druidry and the Land”

Ways to Celebrate Irish Heritage Day Without Gnashing Your Teeth about St. Patrick and Perpetuating Bad History

I’ve talked about my feelings about St. Patrick’s Day in the past, as well as my reasons for celebrating it as Irish Heritage Day instead. I’ve also shared, and will share again, Morgan Daimler’s excellent post on what we do know about St. Patrick, his history, snakes, etc. Each year, I continue to see theContinue reading “Ways to Celebrate Irish Heritage Day Without Gnashing Your Teeth about St. Patrick and Perpetuating Bad History”

Reflection: Christian Influence in Irish Mythology

After many months of admiring from afar, I finally signed up with author Lora O’Brien’s Irish Pagan School. Another polytheist I admire, Morgan Daimler, recommended Lora awhile back, and I’ve been eyeing her website with interest ever since. I’m trying one of the free courses, Learn the Lore, first. They are short, based around 10ishContinue reading “Reflection: Christian Influence in Irish Mythology”

My Summer Plans

It’s interesting to look back to last summer. At this time, we were preparing to make an offer on our home. We were heading into new territory and some of the worst stress I remember experiencing. It was a lesson on patience and austerity, that’s for sure, but it was worth it. Here we are,Continue reading “My Summer Plans”

Getting Down and Dirty in My Backyard

I accomplished quite a bit in the yard today. I came in covered in soil, exhausted, but I feel amazing. There’s still much to be done, but we’re transforming the yard one plant at a time! My husband and I have a vision. It will take years, but it’s part of establishing a relationship withContinue reading “Getting Down and Dirty in My Backyard”

Winter Solstice Eve

Last year, I took a personal day on the Winter Solstice. This year, I used one for Samhain and don’t feel right asking for tomorrow given various things happening at work. I’m mildly resentful tonight as I work myself exhausted trying to make tomorrow a fun and memorable day for my family. I still haveContinue reading “Winter Solstice Eve”

Pagan Parenting: 12 Days of Solstice Chain

Three Cranes Grove is doing their annual 12 Days of Solstice-Along starting tomorrow!  Like other ADF Druids, I try to follow along in some capacity each year.  Now that my daughter is a little older and more aware, I wanted to do something different to make it very kid-friendly and also help us keep track ofContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: 12 Days of Solstice Chain”