Don’t Be A Good Witch…

I would bet that most of you are familiar with that sing-songy question a la The Wizard of Oz: “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” Really, I can’t think of any situation where that’s a fun question to be asked – if you’re actually a Witch. Read more

Magick Is Not a Band-Aid Fix (Or Is It?)

I suppose my inherent dislike for talking about spells is that the majority of people don’t understand them, or how they work. They’re looking for an easy fix to whatever their issue is. They think if they follow a series of steps and put in the right ingredients, it’s just like a recipe for baking a cake. But even baking a cake isn’t that easy. Read more

Breaking 5: Confessions of a Happy Witch

Being a happy Witch may seem like a contradiction for many who buy into a brooding stereotype, but I have no qualms about it. It’s taken me a long time to get here with a lot of hard work. It’s all about breaking cycles. Read more

My Witchcraft Is…(A Poetry of Contradictions)

I’m currently on the road for my book tour, but I decided to take a few moments to revisit this poem I wrote last year, and change its structure a bit. “My Witchcraft Is…” My witchcraft is messy, unable to be contained in pristine neat rows and tidy jars. But it has a precise pattern, an order woven unto itself. My witchcraft lives within the hum of the bones of a city. It also dwells in the decaying depths of the forests…. Read more

Secrets of the Uncommon Witch

Some of the traits and abilities I value and admire the most are often overlooked for more “sexy” ones in the larger population. Read more

Cauldrons of the West!

Oh hey folks, I’m about to head off on a mini-West Coast tour for the next two weeks.  If you happen to be in Oregon or Northern California, I may be coming near you!  Each link below goes to the Facebook page for the event with all of the details.  All book talk/signing events are free – workshops and performances may have a donation/ticket price. Here’s the scoop: May 18th – Book Tour at The Sacred Well, Portland, OR -art… Read more

The Conundrum of the Near-Sighted White Witch

The human brain likes to think we can put everything in neat, clean, little boxes.  It says that everything can be clearly defined, sanitized, and labeled.  Something is either THIS or THAT, YES or NO, BLACK or WHITE*, 0 or 1. This type of programming is designed to minimize stress, so we can focus on whatever task is at hand. The reality is we’re swimming through a zero-gravity ball pit with questionable sanitary conditions.  The brain does not like this… Read more

Witchery World: Float Like a Jellyfish…and Sting Like One Too.

The jellyfish sidles up, stings, noms, and heads on its way. The same works best for spellcraft: do what you need to do without a lot of fuss or attention. Read more

It’s Officially Tend To Your Cauldron Day!*

*Not officially.  Technically more of a nice idea.  Other options include “Hug Your Cauldron Day,” “Bring Your Cauldron To Work Day, “Cauldron Appreciation Day” and “Adopt a Cauldron Day” – or I’m open to hear your creative titles! Today (as in when I’m writing this, who knows when you’re reading it), is May 8th.  That means my first book, “The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore, and Magick of Ritual Vessels” is now OFFICIALLY** released. **really officially, as opposed to my… Read more

The Witch’s Guide to Etiquette: Avoiding Witch Wars

Witch Etiquette: 8 handy rules to keep your cloak clean and your broom flying high. Read more

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