October 1, 2020

2020 has been a horrible year and it’s not over yet. But for now it’s October, and I intend to enjoy my favorite month. Neither Covid nor Trump can take October from me. Read more

September 27, 2020

Facts can’t beat myths – people deny inconvenient facts, truth be damned. Rational explanations can’t beat myths – people jump to ad hominem, straw man, or other logical fallacies, or they just tune it out. If you want to beat a bad myth you have to tell a better story. Read more

September 23, 2020

If you think four more years of Trump will finally bring the kind of cataclysmic change you’re hoping for, I urge you to abandon accelerationism and its apocalyptic thinking. Instead, embrace the art of the possible and the attainable, and help us move in a better direction. Read more

September 19, 2020

We didn’t just respect Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal work, we loved her intellect, her determination, her wit, and her humanity. And so we mourn. But after we mourn, we act. Read more

September 17, 2020

If you’re looking for something to do for the Fall Equinox – or if you just like the idea of joining in a ritual with people around the world – here are two good opportunities. Read more

September 15, 2020

While I believe in cooperating where we have common cause, I’m even more interested in diving deeply into those areas where we wrestle with complicated questions and come out with different answers. Read more

September 13, 2020

Public advocacy for a religious belief is an invitation to a debate. You can express agreement. You can express a contrary view. Or you can decline the invitation. But if you try to tell the rest of us we can’t have a debate, expect to get a debate of a rather different kind. Read more

September 10, 2020

I understand that some Pagans are ambivalent – at most – about the Gods. That’s fine. Paganism isn’t Christianity – believing the “right” thing isn’t what’s most important. But I couldn’t stop caring about the Gods if I wanted to… and I don’t want to. Read more

September 8, 2020

There are times when magic is a lot of fun. But this isn’t one of them, and if I wait for it to become fun again I may not be doing anything for a long time. That would make things even worse. Sometimes working magic is work. But sometimes work is necessary. Read more

September 6, 2020

Every religion must have its non-negotiables, the things that make it unique and thus give it a reason to exist. But what do you want to make non-negotiable in your religion? A cultural norm that changed long ago? Or the values and virtues of our Gods and ancestors? Read more

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