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Sixteen Years On: Never Forget?

The first thing I saw on Facebook this morning, September 11th, 2017, was a photo of the Twin Towers on a corporate page with the caption, “Never Forget.” The first comment, which was apparently a troll attempt (given other factors), was along the lines of, “Hmph. Grief porn. Get over it.” My knee-jerk reaction was… Continue reading Sixteen Years On: Never Forget?

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Born-Raised-Lived-Died: My Greatest Fear

I was going to write about this topic even before the despicable events of Charlottesville, VA. Now it feels even more timely and relevant. I freak out about spiders and jellyfish, but my greatest fear has nothing to do with creepy-crawlies or stinging sea critters. I call it “Born-raised-lived-died.” Born-raised-lived-died is the unfortunate tendency, easily… Continue reading Born-Raised-Lived-Died: My Greatest Fear

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Lughnasadh 2017: Burned Fields and a Waterfall

[Note: if you aren’t Pagan, you may find this one a bit “out-there.” Comments are moderated.] I like Lughnasadh a lot. The harvest festival reminds me that we are firmly in the waning half of the year, which is my soul’s joy for many reasons (weather, at least eventually, definitely among them!). It heralds the… Continue reading Lughnasadh 2017: Burned Fields and a Waterfall

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It’s Time to Speak Out. Where are You?

These are troubling times, friends, at least if you’re American and not glued to 45’s terrifyingly incompetent ass. Yesterday, he announced a ban on transgender men and women serving in the military in any capacity. He followed that up later with an all-caps statement that in this country, “We worship God!” (Wake up, non-Christians! He’s… Continue reading It’s Time to Speak Out. Where are You?