Beauty In Other People’s Faith

Quilts rest on the backs of pews at Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax, Washington, USA, before a special service to bless them and send them out to people in need.

“God’s Work, Our Hands” the quilting volunteers’ t-shirts read. And it is God’s work: they are serving the greater good, and I am grateful that they exist.
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The Place Where I’m Not Weird

Sea Creatures.  Art in Beacon Hill Light Rail Station, Seattle, Washington

Beyond the walls of a building, home is also the place where you know how things work. Home is about the things we surround ourselves with — the consumer goods, yes, but also the plants and animals, the scent of the foods we make, our choice of incense or synthetic room fresheners. [Read more...]

Naturalizing: Bringing Our Practice Home

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Much of North American paganism is influenced by imagined European ancestral practice, even when the landscape, weather patterns, and wildlife are significantly different. This week, Traci challenges us to naturalize, and put our practice where our bodies are! [Read more...]

Returning To America : Place As Cultural Experience

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This week Traci shares her thoughts on returning to America, and experiencing the culture and sense of place found in the American city of Boston. [Read more...]

Japan’s Fukushima Disaster and Its Impact on Fish in the Pacific Northwest

A fishing boat in my home port of Auke Bay, Alaska. By Gillfoto, via Wikimedia Commons.

For the most part, those of us that love wild seafoods from the Pacific Northwest don’t have to worry — at least, not about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor. Sadly, it is Japan that suffers the most from Fukushima’s meltdown. As I give thanks to the Great Salmon for their life-giving abundance, I offer up prayers for the people and land of Japan. [Read more...]

The Weight Of A University

Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and Museum from University of Glasgow

Last week I found myself on the Glasgow University campus and was struck by the feel of it. The area taken up by University buildings, old and new, is quite large, and the whole of it has a certain weight to it. There’s a sense of something deep there. Some of the University buildings are [Read More...]

People and Place

This way to the Iron Age earth works

Do people make a place the way it is or does a place shape the people who live there? [Read more...]


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