Some things I learned from blackberries

It’s tough, hardy, even invasive; blackberry left unchecked tends to take over an area and make it its own. Here are a few things I’ve learned from a lifetime among blackberry brambles. [Read more…]

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Can a human being be the spirit of a place?

I started out thinking of Marie Laveau as a kind of local spirit of New Orleans, and wound up learning a lot about Conyers. [Read more…]

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The Queen of Fair Elfland

Now, I think I could make a good case that New Orleans and Faerie are not that different in some respects. They are both beautiful and a bit, well, sketchy; full of glamorie, charming and occasionally unseelie inhabitants, and very good musicians. They both exist on their own terms, with an independent sense of the passage of time and a peculiar etiquette. Really the biggest difference is that if you go to New Orleans, you definitely want to eat the food. [Read more…]

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Home.

What home means. [Read more…]

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Dionysos in a Paving Stone, Brighid in the Broken Glass

When we go to festivals and spiritual retreats in nature, what are we retreating from? And from whom? [Read more…]

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Wishful Ducklings

There is something here, a notion of human beings living in community with nature; not perfectly achieved, but present. An ambition, or a dream, manifest in typically messy human fashion, with tax issues, ludicrous town controversies, and renegade geese. [Read more…]

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A Light That Never Goes Out…

I became a Pagan 18 years ago on Easter Sunday, and I’ve a kind priest and a small Episcopal chapel to thank for it. [Read more…]

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