[This is an import from an old blog. Originally posted 01.06.11.] (Note: I am not suggesting that any particular religion or spiritual path is inferior to any other. It is my conviction that everyone should at some point question what they believe.) Why should you question your religion? Not every point here may apply to … Continue reading Why You Should Question Your Religion
(a sneak peek from my upcoming -- though probably delayed past my original date; still hopefully by year's end! -- second poetry collection...all rights mine, etc.) "Samhain" When they ask me why -- Why I stand at the Veil, Why I wait, listening, soul-stretched, The first fervent words burn my tongue And are swallowed, Word-runes … Continue reading Samhain Snippet
[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
Where's this thing going, anyway?
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?
Should you marry someone of a different faith? That depends on the faith and on who you ask...
(Loki's story has been heavy on my mind lately because my 13-year-old Shih Tzu may push me into a very difficult decision within the next week or two. I'm 34 and I've never had to decide if it was "time" for a beloved pet to leave. It would hardly be the first time I couldn't … Continue reading Loki’s Story: Beginnings in Endings, Holding On and Letting Go
What are you up to these days, Mel? You sure aren't writing much. Au contraire, mes amis...I have so many projects (writing and otherwise) in the works right now that I'm finding it difficult to post as often as I'd like to for this blog. Works-in-progress at this time (not a complete list): -My second … Continue reading These Days
What makes a story stay with us forever? What frequency is it that resonates with those innermost heartstrings for each of us? These stories shape our lives and seem to reflect back our innermost selves, or the higher Selves we all strive to be. I believe that the "sticky stories" we come across highlight core … Continue reading Stories that Stick
(Warning: graphic image below -- visible blood in medical tubing, iodine, etc. ...It doesn't bother me, but some people might not want to look.) It's February 14th. I'm not going to rehash my story (find it here if you're curious) but it's important to me that I mark this day. Eight years ago, I came … Continue reading Not an Obligation to Me