Archives for September 2012

In Search of Herne the Hunter

When I reviewed Hoofprints in the Wildwood – A Devotional for The Horned Lord I left open the question of whether the many horned gods of our ancestors are the same god with many names or different gods who do similar things in different places. But personally I’ve assumed they are different gods. Just from [Read More…]

Sharon Knight in Denton – November 10

The Denton Covenant of UU Pagans presents Sharon Knight in concert on Saturday, November 10 at the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the concert begins at 8:00 PM. San Francisco songstress Sharon Knight is a Celtic folk singer in leather armbands. Her distinctive voice and striking poetry have won her [Read More…]

Paying the Preacher, Paying the Druid

with the Rev. Don Dunn, October 10, 1987 When Cathy and I got married in 1987 we didn’t have a lot of money. We wanted a nice wedding but we couldn’t afford anything extravagent, and neither could our parents. Every decision was made with an eye toward keeping costs down, and every offer to provide [Read More…]


Someone I love has been hurt and I am angry. Blood-boiling, curse-spitting angry. A blood obligation has been broken for reasons that are callous, malicious, and self-righteous. Though the facts are not in question, I realize I only have one side of the story. I strongly suspect this is a settling of old scores, revenge [Read More…]

Slave, Servant or Co-worker

Yesterday I ended with the question “what do the goddesses and gods want from us?” I suppose I should apologize for the tease because that question, as stated, is absurd. It’s about as absurd as men asking “what do women want?” as though women are some monolithic group who all want the same thing. A [Read More…]

This I Believe, This I Do

Recently there’s been some fighting between hard polytheists and humanistic Pagans on the nature of the gods. While I have no desire to participate in an unnecessary fight, I do feel the need to state my position as clearly as I can. The timing is good for such a statement, since some friends who don’t [Read More…]

East Coast Gathering 2012

Now that I’ve told my big story I want to share my impressions of the rest of this year’s OBOD East Coast Gathering. This was the third year for this event and the second year for me attending. The big difference this year was the size: 103 people were registered and I think actual attendance [Read More…]


I’m back from the 2012 OBOD East Coast Gathering in Medford, Pennsylvania. Denton CUUPS is my spiritual home, but Druidry is my tribe, and there is nothing like spending a long weekend in a wooded campground with 103 fellow Bards, Ovates, Druids, members of AODA and members of ADF. I’ll have much more to say [Read More…]