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””

Incense of the Land

At the end of March, I discovered an eastern hemlock tree in our yard was weeping resin. This is quite common in the spring, especially if trees have a wound. I found smaller globs on the white pine in front of our house, but the hemlock must have lost a branch or something. I collectedContinue reading “Incense of the Land”

Three Things Thursday: Low-Key Full Moon, Plush Tree Spirit, and a New Excerpt

Once more, three mini posts inside a big one! Trying to remain positive in light of a lot of anxiety at the moment. A Low-Key Full Moon I had plans for the full moon, and they collapsed, much as I did into bed, that night. The impact of losing an hour is amazing (on top ofContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Low-Key Full Moon, Plush Tree Spirit, 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”

Show Love to the Land by Localizing Your Practice

Valentine’s Day brings a focus on relationships. Though I don’t observe the holiday with my husband (my daughter is obsessed with it), I’ve spent the week thinking about my connection to the land. Perhaps it’s the lingering winter and my desire to garden and forage again, or maybe it comes from my discipline kicking inContinue reading “Show Love to the Land by Localizing Your Practice”

Three Things Thursday: Writer Spotlight, Winter Gardens, and Waffles

Once more, in an effort to update my blog more regularly, here’s another installment of Three Things Thursday! Three mini posts nestled together in one for your viewing pleasure! 1) Hagstone Publishing recently released a little interview with me. In it, I share one of the most significant, spiritual moments of my life. It actuallyContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Writer Spotlight, Winter Gardens, and Waffles”

Succulents: Just What the Druid Ordered

Today it was 1° Fahrenheit in my neck of the woods. The air hurt my face. While knowing that temperatures can and will dip lower didn’t make it any more comfortable, a delivery raised my spirits. A pagan acquaintance recently posted about her subscription through Succulent Studios. In an age where there are subscription boxesContinue reading “Succulents: Just What the Druid Ordered”

“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″

The Pea Shelling Rite

I was working in the garden this afternoon. Specifically, I was pulling out the dried pea plants and shelling the pods to save seeds. No matter how frequently we pick and eat fresh snap peas through June and July, the plants are usually tired and brown a few weeks following Lughnasadh. The final harvest isContinue reading “The Pea Shelling Rite”