Why I’m No Longer A Journalist, But Just A Blogger

Unlike Rory Gilmore, I know it's not my destiny to be like Christane Amanpour.

People keep calling me a journalist, but that's not quite true. I have attempted to act in that capacity in the past with varying levels of success, but no longer. I never made an announcement. I just quietly walked away from that vocation. I suppose I could be considered a pundit of sorts, but that sounds a bit pretentious for what I do.Jason Pitzl-Waters is a journalist, and a damn fine one. He talks about that in a post about his view of journalistic ethics: While The Wild Hunt is today … [Read more...]

Pagan Soup: Gary Johnson, Wild Hunt podcast and Autism Month

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Cara Schulz Hung Out With Gary Johnson Yup, a presidential candidate hung out with a Hellenic polytheist for a day. Could you imagine Ross Perot hanging out with Selena Fox? Me neither.Cara has written about the experience over on PNC-MN and it's worth a read. Even if you don't agree with his politics, it's refreshing to read something political without it being full of "God! Gays! Abortion!" The Wild Hunt Has A Podcast Jason has created a weekly podcast that looks deeply into news … [Read more...]

13 Reasons I’m Glad Bristol Palin Is At Patheos

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You may be aware that Bristol Palin is writing for Patheos. You likely have an opinion regarding it. I've gotten a few of your opinions, some rather strongly worded. I've had a range of opinions myself on the subject, but once the idea soaked in, I was fine with it. Here's why:13. She's A Troll Magnet We bloggers loathe trolls. They are the bane of our existence. The Palins are so polarizing that there's a chance that Bristol might draw the bulk of the trolls and haters on Patheos, … [Read more...]

Supporting Pagan Journalism

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People ask me to attend a lot of events. I have to decline a lot. I just don't have the funds to travel. This year I missed out on PantheaCon, but, far more heartbreakingly, I won't be able to attend Pagan Spirit Gathering. I could attend technically, but it would mean eating ramen for a couple of months and putting off needed car repairs. Traveling to Pagan events like this is expensive, and I don't make a lot of money right now. When I came back from PSG last year I had less than 50 cents to … [Read more...]

Watch the Pagan Media Interview Gary Johnson

You can watch the interview with Gov. Gary Johnson right here.You can listen to the "post-mortem" on the Modern Witch Podcast right here.Stay tuned for my analysis tomorrow. … [Read more...]

My Love Affair with Bookstores

The saddest fact of my life is that I live in a county without a bookstore. True, we have a place that specializes in antique books, but particular editions of Gone With the Wind or bejeweled Victorian Jewish prayer books don't fill the craving I get for the literary arts.I can drive 45 minutes north, up Blood Mtn and over the Appalachian Trail, to the amazing Book Nook in Blairsville. A small store owned by really amazing people, it carries titles that always tempt me and I generally leave … [Read more...]

Spiritual Warfare Is Essentially Black Magic

Back in 2000, maybe early 2001, there was a big prayer warrior event aimed at Ephesus. They were praying against the Queen of Heaven, which to them represented Ashtoreth, the Whore of Babylon. As a young virginal devotee of Artemis, I saw it as a direct attack on Artemis of Ephesus. It wrenched my heart then, and makes me tear up remembering it.This isn't a new phenomenon but an organized and concerted effort: Queen of Heaven: Perhaps the most recent development has been Wagner's emphasis on … [Read more...]

Pagan Spirit Gathering Update

We have had rain, and WiFi issues and just a lot of things going on, so forgive me for not updating sooner.So many amazing things going on, as usual, and there are handfastings, Wiccanings, ordinations and rites of passage. I'll give a further update on those things but today I just want to hit the high spots.Patrick McCollum held a press conference organized by Pagan media. I'm still overwhelmed by that. Audio on The Wild Hunt.This site is gorgeous. I know this being the first year here … [Read more...]

A Big Welcome to The Wild Hunt!

As Jason posted this morning, The Wild Hunt is moving to Patheos, and I and the rest of  the Patheos staff are thrilled to have him on board. I'm not the only fan of Jason's work here at Patheos and we've worked hard to make sure we can provide what he and his community needs. Jason writes: For the majority of Wild Hunt readers, the shift will be seamless. The new site will initially have the same design as the old site (though I may do an upgrade to something a bit more modern in the near … [Read more...]

Pagan Values: Justice, David Barton & the McCollum Decision

A while back, without so much as asking Jason of The Wild Hunt, I kicked off a campaign to get him on The Daily Show to provide a different perspective on David Barton and his activities. Barton's interview made me angry and I knew his organization, Wallbuilders, has been a factor in keeping Patrick McCollum from having his day in court. I sat and fumed. I pondered. So I decided the best thing to do would be have someone informed, but not involved with the case, on to rebut Barton's … [Read more...]


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