Let me first begin this missive by telling you what this post is not about. It is not about honor in the sense of violent reprisal or warrior spirit. It is not about the honor of taking offense the way a Klingon might if you insulted their spouse. I’m not interested in dueling pistols or swords at
It is pointed out frequently and with a great deal of enthusiasm on social media just how many “Pagan Holidays” have been absorbed and re-purposed by what now passes for mainstream religion. Christmas, Yule, Easter, Ostara, the list can be populated at least eight times. What seems rarely pointed out is that even our ancestors
In an age of standardized testing and centralization of education it is not hard to imagine why Americans are falling behind the rest of the world’s students. Teachers are more often pressured to produce tangible results than real ones at a time when our children are supposed to be testing their limits and coming in
I know many Pagans for whom a relationship with the gods is an intimate connection full of wisdom and guidance. In my own life, I have never felt the pull of a particular god or goddess, I am merely interested in their mythologies. In the practice of my Druidry, my gods are the forces of
The following is a collection of poems and musings that landed on me beginning in May and up through the present. I want to spend more of my time crafting poetry, even really bad poetry, because it allows me the opportunity to approach my relationship to the land from a different perspective. When I have
I’ve been wondering lately, what exactly is Maine? In the strictest sense, Maine is lines on a map that define its political boundaries, to the West with New Hampshire and to the North and Northeast with Canada. However, within the arbitrary lines that define our political existence lie innumerable regions, micro-climates, geographical features and geological history.
As I look up at the crescent of the Moon slowly climbing over the sentinel pines in the Eastern sky I am reminded of what a magical place we live. Maine is not without its eyesores, something that can be observed in rapidly-deteriorating roads and suburban sprawl, yet most of what makes Maine a destination