Independence Day in Northern Redneckistan

When M'Colleague first broached the "what does it mean to be a Pagan-American" subject, I was all excited and deeply thoughtful. Unfortunately, even the deeply thoughtful must vacuum the car and buy some groceries. As I drove around my touristy-collegey-military town I was horrified at the holiday goings-on. It was an explosion of tourists in the tackiest red, white and blue get-ups you ever did see. One older fella was wearing patriotic plaid shorts with decorative patches. *shudder*I'm no … [Read more...]

Solstice Series: Pride in Paganism

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! There are a lot of different ways pride is viewed in our communities: pride of self, pride of tribe, pride of ancestry, pride of country. What place does pride have in your spirituality? Candice McBride responds: Speaking as an American, we don't have a great deal of history or mythology to fall … [Read more...]