Goodbye to Patheos Pagan Channel

This will be our last post for the Patheos Pagan channel. We’ll keep writing, and you will find us at Quakerpagan.org. It has been a privilege building Paganism alongside you. [Read more…]

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Facing Death/Facing Life

Our hemlock tree is dying. Seventy feet tall or more, its feathery top boughs filter the light below.  Its triple trunk, hard roots, and burnished needles dominate the yard.  It cradles the altar Peter shaped to fit its branches.  We have celebrated Lammas beneath this tree, watched its branches snare the moon, and carefully skirted [Read More…]

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A Time of Retirement

What does a spiritual writer do when life spirals out of control? What do you do when your vocations are in conflict with each other? [Read more…]

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Barefoot Paganism

I’m not the only way that Pagans grow into our religion. But I am one of the ways. How has being a Pagan for so long changed who I am as a person? How does my Paganism show, in a way worth sharing with you? [Read more…]

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To the Pagan Community: A Love Letter

Real community crosses boundaries. Real community has ragged edges: children and parents, lovers and spouses who don’t quite fit the easy boundaries we’re tempted to draw. [Read more…]

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Where the Magic Lives

There is something different about what is physically there, and what is spiritually there, as well. Or even, what is spiritually there, and otherwise, not. [Read more…]

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Elders and the Dance

“Elder” is not a role we get to choose, however we may hunger for it. We do not choose our partners. We do not lead this dance. [Read more…]

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Why Black Lives Matter Too, Godless Paganism, and Pagan Consent Culture

Four essays of mine have been published in new anthologies, and I’m especially thrilled to be included in Why Black Lives Matter Too: A Revolutionary Call to Action. All proceeds will benefit The Sentencing Project. [Read more…]

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Cat, It’s Beltane

Only I could turn Beltane into yet another guilt trip. But only Peter could remind me what the day is really for. [Read more…]

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Dear Sign Thief

Dear Thief Who Keeps Stealing My Black Lives Matter Sign, Thank you. While I realize it wasn’t your intent to encourage me, I want you to know: your efforts have made a real difference to me. [Read more…]

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