Three Things Thursday: Newsletters, Poetry, and Deities

Each Thursday, I share three things that are on my mind, inspiring me, or informing me as a Druid and a writer. Hope you enjoy! My Newsletter I’m starting off with a bit of shameless self-promotion. My first newsletter will go out into the wide world this weekend! It will feature information about my debutContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Newsletters, Poetry, and Deities”

Three Things Thursday: Herbal Reparations, Ogham Pronunciation, and Never Date a Siren

I feel like I blinked and it’s Thursday again! Here’s my weekly roundup of interesting items that have informed and inspired me this week. I hope you find something to help you on your way! Herbal Reparations Herbal practitioner Regina Kankinza of In Her it Blooms added a way for people to make donations toContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Herbal Reparations, Ogham Pronunciation, and Never Date a Siren”

Virtual Irish Fest!

Due to concerns with COVID-19, we should all be practicing social distancing for everyone’s health. Please stay home unless you must go out! It’s sad that we can’t go out and celebrate Irish culture together during Irish Heritage Week / St. Patrick’s Day, but we can come together online! Join me on Twitter or InstagramContinue reading “Virtual Irish Fest!”

Exploring Irish Cooking: Pan Boxty

It’s been awhile since I tried anything new from Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen.  I made boxty pancakes before, but I decided to try making pan boxty today.  Unlike the former, pan boxty only utilizes fresh grated potatoes.  I didn’t have any mashed potatoes sitting around. According to Allen, this dish came about inContinue reading “Exploring Irish Cooking: Pan Boxty”

Exploring Irish Cooking

I received Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen for Winter Solstice this year.  It had been on my wish list for awhile, so I was really excited to get it.  I’m enjoying it immensely!  While there are, of course, many meat-based dishes, there are a surprising number of vegetarian recipes too!  Some non-vegetarian dishes areContinue reading “Exploring Irish Cooking”

Bealtaine With Northern Rivers

  Northern Rivers celebrated its second Bealtaine together on May 10th.  The skies, which had been full of rain clouds, became pleasant and even sunny.  Perfect Maypole weather!  What a blessing! I’ve never found evidence that the ancient Celts celebrated the holiday with a Maypole, but it’s become such an important part of the modernContinue reading “Bealtaine With Northern Rivers”

Chinese Food, the Irish Diaspora, and Identity

I recently read a piece from NPR called “Shanghai Warms Up to a New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American Style” by Frank Langfitt.  It really caught my attention. “What does Chinese food have to do with Druidism?” I hear you ask. It has everything to do with identity and authenticity – two things that modern peopleContinue reading “Chinese Food, the Irish Diaspora, and Identity”

Keeping in Touch with the Ancestors

I honor and work with the Three Kindreds: the Nature Spirits, Gods and Goddesses, and the Ancestors.  The later tends to fall to the sidelines all too often in my daily practice, which is very unfortunate.  I pride myself and my tradition for paying better  attention to the beloved dead, but I know I haveContinue reading “Keeping in Touch with the Ancestors”

Nova’s “Ghosts of Murdered Kings”

I recently watched “Ghosts of Murdered Kings” on PBS.  If you follow the link, you’ll be able to stream it on their website.  This documentary focuses on the research surrounding the various bog bodies that have been uncovered throughout much of Northern Europe.  I was able to see some bog bodies in person, first one atContinue reading “Nova’s “Ghosts of Murdered Kings””