Category Archives: Personal

Thoughts from the North

I recently went for a weekend to Tromso, in Northern Norway, some 200 miles North of the Arctic Circle. It was, as can be expected, dark and cold. But in that darkness and cold, there was beauty. The city itself … Continue reading

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Tending the soil

I came back from Druid College in October wanting to “do all the things”: all the meditation, nature awareness exercises, essays, explorations and more and be a kick-ass awesome Druid. Then Michaelmas Term hit. I work in a university, and … Continue reading

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The Wild Hunt: a poem for Samhain

The dead do not return, they never left. Tonight they rise, riding through the fog of your subconscious fears. They gather, they march, they scream and shout. Unquiet dead, unrestful, unremembered. See them now: The victims of war, of hate … Continue reading

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Man, I feel like a…what now?

The other day, on Facebook, I saw a meme about men. Specifically, it was (rightly) making fun of the idea that a man “wants to feel like a man”, and that women should somehow facilitate this for them. Nonsense, obviously, … Continue reading

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Running as connection

I went for a run today. Not exactly earth-shatteringly important news to share on here, but it was significant for me. I’ve been getting out of shape lately, working a pretty sedentary job and having various mental health crises that … Continue reading

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In this farewell…

In Druidry we sometimes talk about “ancestors of spirit”, those who we have no direct connection to, may never even have met, but who have inspired us and our lives. Growing up as a metal fan, and a weird kid, … Continue reading

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Pagan enough

So there’s been yet another internet dust-up between non-theist and polytheist pagans over who is and is not a “real” pagan. And while in the past I may have engaged to defend my own non-theist position, this time around I … Continue reading

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