Nine Things I Think

Fontainebleau State Park - home of the OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering

Nine Things I Think: Pagan Unity Fest, Pagan Pride Day, a new OBOD seed group in North Texas, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, and more. [Read more...]

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Destiny, Availability, and a Lot of Work

moonrise at Denton CUUPS Beltane - 2015

It’s fun to speculate about how things would be different if I had made different choices on my spiritual journey. But to insist it was all fate devalues a lot of difficult choices and hard work by me and by many others. [Read more...]

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Bi-druidical

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Though I happily remain an OBOD Druid, I’m now also a member of ADF. [Read more...]

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Why I Am Still A Druid

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I belong to many religious movements and I serve in many capacities. But if you ask me to pick one primary religious identity, my heart and my head both say the same thing: I’m a Druid. [Read more...]

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Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions

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The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing but bewildering assortment of choices. And like a buffet, picking spiritual practices at random can lead to an unhealthy diet. [Read more...]

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James Bianchi 1949 – 2015

James Bianchi, John Beckett, and Kimberly Kirner at the 2012 OBOD East Coast Gathering

James Bianchi was a good friend and a fine Druid who did great things for our community. He will be remembered. [Read more...]

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OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering

Seven Sisters Oak

Last weekend was the inaugural OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering at Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. About 40 Bards, Ovates, Druids, and guests participated in the camp, which carried the theme “making Druidry your own.” [Read more...]

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In Praise of Communities of Convenience

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The modern Western cult of the individual makes building homogeneous communities difficult. But humans are social animals – we need each other so much it’s worth forming and supporting imperfect, heterogeneous communities of convenience. [Read more...]

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