I appreciate the compliments I got on this blog at the East Coast Gathering, but they seemed surreal… until I realized we’re all tapped into the same currents. Read more

The OBOD East Coast Gathering was four days immersed in Druidry, celebrating who we are and learning what we can become. In the woods of Pennsylvania, we saw what is possible when we work with the currents of Nature and with each other. Read more

Nine Things I Think: Monsters, Greek Religion, two Pagan gatherings, an upcoming class I’m co-leading, and the best t-shirts I’ve ever found. Read more

Who can practice a religion that is rooted in the experiences of a specific group of people? The answer to that question suggests a helpful approach for dealing with an uncertain future. Read more

My belief we’re here for a purpose doesn’t flow from my Pagan religion. It comes from something before that, from some deep intuition. It’s part of my core being, and it whispers “there’s more.” Read more

The foundation of trust is not blind faith but the evidence of past performance. You can’t trust the gods to make everything OK, but you can trust them to be who and what they are. More importantly, you can trust your true will. Read more

There are lots of Pagan institutions that are doing the work of spreading and refining Pagan ideas. Are they enough? For now, it’s enough to recognize that institutions aren’t the enemy, they’re a necessity. Read more

I’ve got lots of thoughts on Syria and why we should stay out, but the brilliant essay I wanted to write just isn’t coming. Something is blocking it. So I’m going to spend the weekend in deep introspection, but I’m going to pause every so often and say a prayer for the people of Syria, and a prayer for the leaders of the United States of America. Read more

Full bookshelves make me feel wealthy in a way that has little to do with the monetary cost of the books or the shelves. But too much of a good thing is still too much, and a full bookshelf says “I don’t have room to learn anything more.” Read more

Thinking seriously about Labor Day is frustrating and that frustration is not helpful. So give thanks to those this day honors, forget about the work you have to do and think about the work you’re called to do. Read more

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