Maxim Monday: Long for wisdom

This one is easy. Long for wisdom? I've been yearning for it my whole life. Actually, I yearned for knowledge, confusing the two. When I was 11 wisdom and knowledge seemed like the same things. I distinctly remember spending hours looking through a family friend's college viewbooks (remember those? from before the internet?). By 12 I had decided that I wanted to go to Bowdoin college in Maine and eventually get a PhD so I could be the smartest girl in the world.I still privilege knowledge. I … [Read more...]

Midwinter

Midwinter is here. I feel it in my energy levels. I see it in the light. It's been cold here: dry and close to freezing most days. Today it warmed up enough to rain. In the mornings we're awake for the sunrises, but we don't have to wait long. The days feel ever so slightly longer. The growing light is welcome.The first part of winter always feels intense to me. It comes on the end of an autumn cull and the high holidays of Samhain. This year was no different. But the level of intensity of … [Read more...]

Maxim Monday: Pursue honor

When I hear this word I think of knights and samurais: people who live by what seem to be (according to romantic and anachronistic novels) hard-and-fast codes of honor. I also think of 'honor killings,' where people murder others (usually women, sometimes themselves) in order to 'save face.' I can see nothing honorable about killing somebody else because you feel ashamed of their actions. That to me is not honor, or even remotely healthy boundaries.And yet we have phrases like 'honoring our … [Read more...]

Dedication

Tomorrow I am driving north to Seattle for a dedication. My dedication.For the last year I've been driving 70 miles every third Saturday of the month to study with two amazing Feri/Faery initiates, NG and W. I haven't written about it; it's been something close to my heart and I wanted to keep it to myself. My teachers are private and don't have much of an online presence. I only learned about their location and openness to teaching through word of mouth: one initiate introduced to me … [Read more...]

Maxim Monday: Cling to discipline

It's been a while since I've tackled the Delphic Maxims.I definitely have no ancient context for the Maxims. I'm not doing any research into what the original Greek meant and for what context this phrase might have been intended. I think that would be very worthwhile! But I'm not doing that. I just ponder what this phrase means to me in the here and now. Let's jump right back in with 'clinging to discipline.'This particular Maxim is extremely apropos. My son is four and half, and boy, … [Read more...]

Collaging the year, part two: 2013

Yesterday I posted about my 2012 collage, what came to pass and what did not (click here to read that post).For 2013 I did a tarot reading. I used the Mary-El tarot. I drew the 9 of Swords, the King of Disks, the Devil reversed, the 2 of Swords reversed, the Moon, and the Hanged Man. Basically, I have yet another intense year ahead of me. (What I'd like to do is take a moment to whine about how intense and challenging everything has been for the last few years and how I'd really love it if … [Read more...]

Collaging the Year, part one: A 2012 review

Every calendrical new year I collage. You can read about last year's collage and see pictures of 2011's and 2012's here. This year it took me and Adam a week to complete our collage. Both of our kids were very interested in what we were doing. We tried to wait for the youngest's nap times. My son even managed to make his first one. He says it's a collage about Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. A born story-teller, he is.First, I want to look at my 2012 collage and see what came to … [Read more...]


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