Embracing Hope

The last few days have been tense. My county currently has zero confirmed cases of the new corona virus, my state has quickly jumped to the top of the pile. While schools just a couple hours away are closing for two to three weeks, we’re all waiting and trying to maintain normalcy. We see theContinue reading “Embracing Hope”

Why I Believe Pagans Need Clergy

First, I want to thank @swampdruid for bringing the latest Wild Hunt post to my attention.  Sometimes, life gets busy and I miss some of their fantastic content.  With a busy toddler, work, and managing a protogrove, I rely on my connections to filter the good stuff my way.  More on that in a bit.Continue reading “Why I Believe Pagans Need Clergy”

Reflections on Samhain and Mortality

Another Samhain has come and gone in my household and protogrove. Some, like myself, observed it from October 31st-November 1st (sundown to sundown). Many celebrated this weekend, for reasons of convenience or celestial precision. I know of some people who honor it all month long, which is totally fine, as the veil between this world andContinue reading “Reflections on Samhain and Mortality”

Druid on the Run: Here I Go Again! (With Some Druidic Virtues Along the Way…)

A cesarean section is an excellent excuse for not running.  Because of that, and the other demands that come with new babies, I gave running up last year.  I still went for walks, danced when I could, and did yoga once (something I’d like to do more of).  Weretoad and I said, “next year.” WellContinue reading “Druid on the Run: Here I Go Again! (With Some Druidic Virtues Along the Way…)”

The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2013

Well 2013, it’s been interesting.  You had some great moments but also some really difficult times.  You were a year of great change and growth.  There was death and birth alike. January We started the year  performing a blessing ceremony on our apartment and then enjoying an evening with friends.  The omens were good butContinue reading “The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2013”

Rest in Peace, Potion

  Last night, we lost a very special little friend.  Potion the ferret has been one of our furry companions since my undergrad years.  I fell in love with her at a pet shop one day and couldn’t resist.  I had been researching ferrets already and was hoping to give one a home.  This particularContinue reading “Rest in Peace, Potion”

Signs of Spring and Celebrating Trees!

  Yesterday I joined my friend Miss Corinne to celebrate Arbor Day with her organization The Thousand Islands Land Trust.  It was a really excellent event held at their Zenda Farm Preserve  just outside of Clayton, NY.  Admission was free and included information about planting and caring for trees, local wildlife, and local conservation efforts.  Volunteers wereContinue reading “Signs of Spring and Celebrating Trees!”

Rest in Peace, Papa

  My grandfather’s health had been declining steadily since the Winter Solstice.  He came down with a form of skin cancer and the treatments they utilized didn’t heal him.  He had started to decline mentally as well, and we heard from his hospice worker that it wouldn’t be much longer.  Honestly, I’m surprised he lastedContinue reading “Rest in Peace, Papa”

Pregnant Pagan Book Review: Birthing From Within

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation: Pam England, Rob Horowitz: 9780965987301: Amazon.com: Books. Back in December, my dear friend Daughter RavynStar sent me Birthing From Within by England and Horowitz as a Winter Solstice gift.  Knowing that she got a lot out of it from her two births, and that we share similar values,Continue reading “Pregnant Pagan Book Review: Birthing From Within”