Vicksburg Dec2013 02

A visit to the Civil War battlefield in Vicksburg, Mississippi brought some unexpected feelings I’m still trying to figure out. [Read more...]

Poverty Point

Poverty Point Mound A

3500 years ago there was a thriving culture in what is now called Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana. Using only baskets and human muscles, they moved over a million tons of earth to build a series of mounds and ridges. Why? I don’t know – I’m just glad I got to visit. [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

ice storm Dec2013 12

Nine Things I Think: photography, a new blog, conventions and workshops, Pope Francis, the speed of societal change, and more. [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Solstice

sunrise at South Padre Island - our Winter Solstice trip in 2011

As a child there was nothing as great as Christmas. As an adult and as a Pagan, the Twelve Days of Solstice are pretty special in their own right. [Read more...]

Photography and the Sacred


The omnipresence of cell phone cameras and social media raises the issue of when and how photography is appropriate at sacred events and sacred places. The answer may be more complex than you think. [Read more...]

And I’m Back

The Green Dragon Tavern in Boston

My recent travels have given me time to read and reflect on the gods-and-superheroes debate that’s had the Pagan internet all abuzz. It’s an exciting time to be a Pagan! [Read more...]

Pantheacon Envy


I hope all my friends at Pantheacon are having a great time and I hope they go home happy and energized. While I’m a little envious of them, I have no one to blame but myself for not being there. It was a question of limits. [Read more...]