Listening to the Dead at a Civil War Battlefield

620,000 people died in the Civil War because the world changed and some refused to change with it. I pray that we learn from their mistakes. [Read more…]

Go Somewhere While You Still Can

If you’re telling yourself you can’t afford to travel, my suggestion is to shut up and go somewhere. Forget the places your rich friends are bragging about that you really can’t afford. Cut back somewhere else and go where you can afford to go. [Read more…]

Knowth and Dowth

Knowth and Dowth are beautiful and powerful places that connect us to our ancestors and to the Otherworld. They also remind us that while visiting the popular tourist sites is a great thing, there’s value in visiting the smaller and more remote sites as well. [Read more…]

Not Everything Belongs in a Museum

Like so much in our society, the fact that museums have been around for hundreds of years and benefit many causes us to ignore some unpleasant facts about how these objects came to be where they are. [Read more…]

Celts and the Gundestrup Cauldron

Seeing the Gundestrup Cauldron with my own eyes was an amazing, magical, holy experience. But it wasn’t what I was expecting. [Read more…]

A Pilgrimage to Orkney

I first felt a connection to Orkney during an OBOD meditation ten years ago. It was a feeling that there was something in Orkney I needed to do. I just didn’t know what that was until I got there. [Read more…]

A Pagan at Donner Pass

We treat Nature as something other, something to be conquered and exploited, never remembering that like the Donner Party, our ill-informed actions have very real consequences. [Read more…]

The Pyramids of Uxmal

It’s easy – and satisfying – to judge our ancestors by modern standards. Some times they were wrong and we need to acknowledge it. But other times they show us how our lives and our world are less than they could be because we will not do what must be done. [Read more…]