My Harrowing/Hero-ing

When I take action to control my life, I'm told I'm being manipulative. When they say I do not inform them of my life plans, it means they wanted me to ask their permission. When I decide what I want to do, it's not done against anyone else's will. When I ask for help, I … Continue reading My Harrowing/Hero-ing

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We Carry Them With Us, Always

I don't know where to begin, except to start at the trail of my tears, and trace back to a place of calm, somewhere where I can recount a time when maybe there was a time when I sincerely felt solace in this space.  I cannot find it now except in this inner temple where … Continue reading We Carry Them With Us, Always

Who’s Afraid of the Devil?

I grew up Evangelical Christian, and in my mother's house we had more than a healthy fear of The Devil. That fear was especially keen during the early 1980's when day care sex abuse hysteria, also known as "the Satanic Panic" (because all of the allegations of satanic ritual abuse that went along with the … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Devil?

Magic and Loss

This midnight is better than last year's This midnight is better than when you last appeared This midnight's better when that old friend disappeared This midnight's better because the spirits' near and cuddling And Lou sang: "*Magician, Magician take me upon your wings and ... gently roll the clouds away I'm sorry so sorry I have … Continue reading Magic and Loss

Why You Don’t Have to be Ashamed of Paganism

Do not judge and you will never be mistaken. ~Jean Jacques Rousseau If you are insecure about what you believe, much less what you practice, chances are you are losing your religion. Or perhaps the faith was not yours to keep to begin with? If you become embarrassed by the way your fellows worship, could … Continue reading Why You Don’t Have to be Ashamed of Paganism

Is Hero Worship Keeping Me from Greatness?

It's too easy and tempting to hero-worship. It's harder and harrowing (hero-ing?) to make a hero out of myself. Is it impossible to achieve greatness when all you see is how great someone else's greatness is? That is the problem I fall into. Hero worship can prevent me from achieving and knowing my own greatness. … Continue reading Is Hero Worship Keeping Me from Greatness?

Postcard #36: Let Be This Crimson Storm

What's come over me?  What's going on with me right now?  It is hard to write and draw at the same time.  I get bored before I start writing because I've had the same ideas in my mind for some time about what to write and they grow stale by the time I get to … Continue reading Postcard #36: Let Be This Crimson Storm