Archives for August 2009

Texas vs. California

I’ve always thought of myself as an American – period. But if you push me for a regional identity, I’m a Tennessean. Always have been, always will be. I was born in Tennessee, grew up in Tennessee, went to school in Tennessee, and lived in Tennessee for almost all of my first 33 years. Much [Read More…]

Our Own Indigenous Religion

Bards, Ovates, and Druids begin to gather in the Grove Pavilion before the Lughnasadh Procession. In any discussion of Druids, history is bound to come up. Unfortunately, we know very little about the ancient Druids, and much of the material we do have is from sources that are anything but objective (most notably, Julius Caesar). [Read More…]

Special Guests

John Michael Greer of AODA, Stacy of RDNA, and Isaac Bonewits of ADF. Not the best photo – the iPhone doesn’t do well in low light. The only real disappointment of the weekend was the absence of Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (of which I’m a member). He [Read More…]

Druid Gorsedd

I’m back from the Druid Gorsedd at Pema Osel Ling, a Buddhist retreat about an hour south of San Jose, California. It was a wonderful experience on so many levels, most of which I’ll talk about and some of which I can’t. I met sixty-something OBOD Bards, Ovates, Druids and friends. I had a small [Read More…]