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…]

What I’ve Learned Blogging This Year

The Pagan internet – which is always ripe for a controversy – has been particularly rough this year. This is a good time for me to step back and take a hard look at what I wrote, why I wrote it, and what reactions that writing generated. [Read more…]


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

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

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

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

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…]