I cried the day Obama was elected (but not for the reason I thought)

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The PantyCon mock-up wasn’t describing a real workshop at Pantheacon, but it was describing a real event! One that happens all the time, everywhere. In happens in the minds of white people. It happens in social spaces shared with people of color. And it happens in physical reality. [Read more...]

Pantheacon is Priceless (assuming one can afford it)

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I don’t even want to tally up how much Pantheacon cost this year, after plane tickets, hotel, food, and conference fees. Not to mention missed work. But it was a priceless experience for me. [Read more...]

Borrowing Lent for Pagans: Creating Space

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My 12-year old daughter came home from school yesterday and said she wanted to give up something for Lent.  Her friend is Catholic and my daughter liked the idea of giving something up until Easter.  I wanted to encourage this in my daughter, both because I want her to explore other religious practices and because [Read More...]

It’s 5 a.m. at Pantheacon

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“Of course, it had to die,” I think, “How else to fit it into the palm of my hand?” And I have this knife, after all. What else am I to do with it? Am I not born to cut and slide and peel? Am I not my father’s son? [Read more...]

Mistakes I’ve made (on both sides): Atheists and Theists under the Big Tent of Paganism

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Theists and atheists have always disagreed and they always will. And that goes for theistic Pagans and atheistic Pagans too. I’ve been on both sides of the argument — which means I’ve made mistakes on both sides. [Read more...]

See you at Pantheacon!

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I am honored to be on two panels at Pantheacon this year, one official and one “off the books”. The first is the Patheos Pagan Bloggers panel entitled “The Good, The Bad, & The Blogging”.  It’s first thing on Friday, at 1:30 p.m., right after the opening ritual.  I will be sharing the panel with [Read More...]


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