Fields of gold

In a few days, it will be Lammas here in the Northern Hemisphere, the first harvest festival, when the grain is ready and some pagan traditions honor the dying-and-reborn god who falls to repay the land for its wealth and rises again to give abundance to the people.  Many Vanatruar (I am one) honor Ing-Frey at this time, the originator of this sacrificial rite in Vanaheim, passed to his nephew for a new generation, while Frey keeps vigil for him before going forth on his wain to bless the w … [Read more...]

The Need for a Deep Ecological Community

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Pagan community here.I suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), which causes panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. Because of this I don’t write as often as I should. I get scared of the invisible crowd of angry critics. It isn’t that I don’t write well. It’s that I’m my own worst enemy when I let myself conjure up these people with n … [Read more...]

2014 St. Louis Pagan Picnic Interview

I was interviewed by Rev. Don Lewis of Witch School at the 2014 St. Louis Pagan Picnic. … [Read more...]

Google Self Driving Car

This technology could really benefit people with disabilities, especially blindness. … [Read more...]

St. Louis Pagan Picnic

I'll be in St. Louis for the Pagan Picnic on June 7th and 8th. Stop by my author's booth and say hello! Signed copies of Rooted in the Body Seeking the Soul will be available for sale. I'll also be conducting workshops. Saturday from 1-2 in the Water workshop area for the Beginning Meditation workshop. Sunday from 12-1 in the Air workshop area I'll be discussing the connection between scientist Lovelock and Gaian Neo-Paganism. … [Read more...]

Patheos Turns 5 and Staff of Asclepius’ Most Shared Post #‎Patheos5Yrs‬

Patheos has been around for five years and all of the bloggers are celebrating this achievement. I wanted to share one of the most famous posts on the blog.FaceofMoe recently posted to Reddit about Tyrion Lannister, a character in the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's Game of Thrones."A dwarf's perspective on Tyrion Lannister" by FaceofMoeTyrion is easily one of the best representations of the dwarf experience precisely because he acknowledges the roles others would … [Read more...]

What I’ve Learned from a Disabled Student

I’m a substitute teacher, which means I’m on call at the local elementary school. Mainly I work with children who are learning disabled. There is a young boy named William (I’ve changed his name) who was born with many problems, and the doctors didn’t know what to name his condition. William has medium control over his hands and arms, so he needs assistance writing. I hold his hand and make sure he is paying attention and moving the pencil on his own instead of letting me do it. He has cognitive … [Read more...]

Elemental Castings Interview is Available

I'm pleased to announce that you can listen to my interview with T. Thorn Coyle at Elemental Castings. … [Read more...]

Frida and Me

El abrazo de amor de el universo, la tierra - by Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, who lived in Mexico, is one of my favorite artists. She survived a traffic accident as a teenager that left her in constant pain and, like me, unable to bear children. On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus that collided with a trolley car. She suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident, including a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, broken ribs, a broken pelvis, eleven fractures in her right leg, a crushed and dislocated right foot, and a dislocated … [Read more...]

Tough Decisions on Disabilities and Abortion

I’ve read on a few different blogs about a serious concern. As the ability to detect disabilities in fetuses continues to advance, will women be more likely to have an abortion? On one side of the argument is those mothers of disabled children who say they wouldn’t change a thing and love their children as they are. On the other hand there are women who ended their pregnancy because they didn’t think they could afford to pay the medical bills and care for another human for a lifetime.As someo … [Read more...]


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