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

Different And The Same

Over the past week I have been in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Glasgow, Scotland; London, England; and now I am in Manchester, England. The rain has followed me everywhere. I can see by the news that each place has gotten sunny after I leave it, so the rain must be following me around like a lost puppy. But the rain isn’t the only thing that seems to be following me around. Lately I’ve been dogged by wisps of deja vu every… Read more

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

Clutha

Clyde, Clydeh, Clydhe, Cludha. The waters rise up, envelop you, take you down. Cold at first, oh so cold, but your core temperature drops, As he makes you his own. Warm now, in his embrace, you see for the first time, the history of this place. The visions play before your eyes, Scenes of battles, scenes of peace. Lives of dear friends in a dear green place. A foreign God, a man from the south, the true tales of a… Read more

Disenchantment, Enclosure, And ‘The Burning Times’

Capitalism is responsible for our ancestral trauma, our alienation from the land, and the greatest targeted killing of women ever known in Europe. Read more

Some Walk Away

What do you do when you discover that the happiness, success, and comfort of your society requires the suffering of others? For many, it’s enough to justify it or ignore it. But some walk away, instead. Read more

Clutha

I felt the energy of the river as it stretches out onto land, as it touches the city beyond its banks. At last, I’d learned one of the river’s older names, and I knew that we had only been acquaintances before. Now we knew each other a bit better. Read more

What We Built From Ruins, Part Four

The fourth and final installment in a fiction series exploring what Paganism might become in 50 years, what it might build and how it might influence the world. Read more

What We Built From Ruins, Part Three

A Druid tells the story of what Paganism becomes, 50 years on. (Part three of a four-part series) Read more

Lessons From D.C.

At some point along the drive I noticed a change in myself. I was agitated and annoyed with the other people on the road and the imagined inhabitants of the buildings near the freeway. Something in my head had processed the fact that we were in the area around the capitol where lots of Federal employees live and work. I mentioned what I was feeling to my friend and said, “It’s just that I feel like this is where they are messing up the country.” Read more


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