Three Things Thursday: Sturgeon Lecture, African American Nature Poetry, and Animism in Avatar

Each week, I share three things that have informed or inspired me in the hopes that they will help someone else exploring nature-based spirituality. Sturgeon Lecture – Tonight! Later today, I’m going to attend an online lecture from local environmentalist organization the Indian River Lakes Conservancy. I’m super pumped to learn about one of myContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Sturgeon Lecture, African American Nature Poetry, and Animism in Avatar”

Where Do I Put Offerings?

If there’s one positive to come out of some of the more bizarre news in the online Pagan and witchcraft communities this weekend, it’s that it brought many of us together in conversation. Yesterday a relatively new Pagan posted in a local FB group about the whole “hexing the moon and the Fae” nonsense, butContinue reading “Where Do I Put Offerings?”

Liminal Times at Liminal Spaces

During the intense heat of last week, I followed the wisdom of so many other creatures and hid in the shade. If I wasn’t under my porch writing, I was inside… writing, reading, or lounging around like a wet noodle. I found that I woke up, mentally, physically, and spiritually, at dusk. When the sunContinue reading “Liminal Times at Liminal Spaces”

Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!

Each week, I share three things with you, usually media from others that informs and inspires my spirituality and writing. I hope it helps you grow and learn with me! Intersectional Environmentalism If you’ve done any reading about race and feminism, you should already be at least familiar with the term intersectionality. I recently learned aboutContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!”

My Newest Short Story: “Invasives”

During her lunch break, Justine encounters a startling scene on the docks. She reflects on how she could have handled it, but dealing with invasive species is a tricky matter. Perhaps the river itself will offer guidance? “Invasives” by M. A. Phillips Yesterday, Issue 3 of Stone, Root, and Bone ezine released! That means myContinue reading “My Newest Short Story: “Invasives””

Working with the Land

This weekend, I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a few years – I started an asparagus bed. Having come to appreciate the nutritious veggies as an adult, it’s a bit surprising that I hadn’t looked into growing them before! You’ve seen photos of my garden, right? It just seems like something I’dContinue reading “Working with the Land”

Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt

Once more, I’m squishing three mini blog posts together into a big one for your viewing pleasure! Here you’ll find some musings on the Spring Equinox, an activity for you to do with the little ones during isolation, and a new excerpt from an upcoming short story! Growing Food   My seeds from Pinetree GardenContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt”

Seasons Within Seasons

As my path is bound to the land, I continually work to pay attention to the seasons. In Druidry and other polytheistic paths, we tune into the cycles. Tradition emphasizes agricultural shifts, but they are always linked to whatever song the bioregion is singing at the time. In elementary school, teachers taught us about theContinue reading “Seasons Within Seasons”

Three Things Thursday: Keep Making Offerings, A New Excerpt, and ‘Slow Seeing”

Here’s another installment of Three Things Thursday – three mini posts nestled together in one for your viewing pleasure! Three is a magic number, right?   Keep Making Offerings: The sun is shining, but if you go outside, the bitter cold will slap you in the face. Still, I felt compelled to put some offerings atContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Keep Making Offerings, A New Excerpt, and ‘Slow Seeing””