Killing Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is the simplest and most basic of holidays. At its core it’s a harvest celebration, perhaps the last “pure” agrarian holiday shared by most Americans. That it’s being lost in an orgy of consumerism isn’t just troubling, it’s deeply saddening. [Read more...]

Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it speaks to the best of what we can be. It’s certainly about food and family, but it’s also about coming together despite our differences. Every Thanksgiving I eat a pound of turkey, hug my wife, call my Dad, and watch about ten hours of football, but I also stop to remember what it means to be truly thankful for the blessings in my life, and to reflect on the things that bring us together instead of drive us apart. [Read more...]

Pagan Gratitude and My Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, Paganism is the foundation of my life. They both deserve a place on my holiday table this Turkey Day. [Read more...]

On Vacation, But Links and Stuff (and Cats)!!!

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I’m taking a few days off for Thanksgiving, but thought I would provide a few links and other things until I return on Monday (or Tuesday). Lots of great stuff coming up in December, and then lots of traveling and other assorted things in January and February (some of it will be really crazy!). And [Read More...]

Perfect Love and Perfect Trust: My Thanksgiving Ritual

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It’s rare to feel “perfect love and perfect trust” in circle, and I was lucky enough to feel exactly that way this past weekend. After a long year I’m home, I’m happy, and I’m thankful for all the wonderful people in my life. Thanksgiving might not be a sabbat in the traditional sense, but I’m glad that it offers me that moment to reflect on all I’ve been given. [Read more...]

The Eight Great American Sabbats

Unknown to most Americans, the country celebrates Eight Great American Sabbats. All of these sabbats represent the transition from season to another, even when they come dressed up in patriotic or religious clothing. See how many of the Great American Sabbats you already celebrate. [Read more...]


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