June 11, 2019

If we did not feel for those who will be most affected by climate change we would not be truly human. But if we obsess over the worst-case projections, we will sink into despair and we won’t be able to save ourselves, much less anyone else. And I see too many people approaching despair. Read more

June 9, 2019

We’ve been talking a lot about “The Storm” and “Tower Time” and “The Long Descent” – everyone knows what we mean, right? Right? Read more

June 6, 2019

It’s easier to become a priest and to serve as a priest inside a community. If you can train under someone who’s experienced and qualified, so much the better. But if a God calls you, and you do the work, and the deity accepts your service, then you’re Their priest. Read more

June 4, 2019

We aren’t trying to deal with the storm just to survive. We’re trying to deal with the storm so we can build a better world in its aftermath – or even while it’s still raging. And building a better world requires a vision of just what it is we want to build. Read more

June 2, 2019

There’s some major spiritual decluttering going on. Some voluntary, some not. Some pleasant, some decidedly not. And much more that needs to be done. Because the storm is here, and we have to deal with it. Read more

May 30, 2019

Paganism is about actions and relationships, but some people still insist on asking “what do you believe?” If they have a sincere curiosity, I want to help them learn. And sometimes explaining things on their terms helps them understand that we have different foundational assumptions that are neither right nor wrong, only different. Read more

May 28, 2019

When our ancestors converted to Christianity, we lost traditions, we lost infrastructure, and we lost vocabulary. What do we want our priests to do and what should be the responsibility of the people in general? Can anyone actually fill all these roles? Read more

May 26, 2019

How big is your Paganism? How inclusive is your Paganism? What specific needs does your Paganism have? What will the Pagans in your Paganism support? The infrastructure needs of your Paganism aren’t necessarily the same as the infrastructure needs of my Paganism. Read more

May 23, 2019

Imposter syndrome goes beyond genuine humility. It lies about your own accomplishments and exaggerates the accomplishments of others. And the worst part of imposter syndrome isn’t how it makes you feel – it’s what it makes you stop doing that you really want to do. Read more

May 20, 2019

We were never going to get a happy ending. Honestly, I expected more deaths and far more chaos. What we got was as good as we were ever going to get. And also, we got eight seasons of brilliant entertainment. We got brutally honest depictions of the worst – and occasionally, the best – of human nature. Read more

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