Category Archives: Political/Cultural

On Occupy

I, like so many others, have been following the Occupy movement these weeks and months, but I’ve written very little about it. I’m in sympathy at a general level–I have a low opinion of banks–but I’ve been unclear about how … Continue reading

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Forwarding the Pagan Agenda

If you’re not a follower of The Wild Hunt (what!! you should be!) you might not have heard of a guy named David Barton. I’ve been talking about him on Facebook, and Twitter, but not yet here. This is a … Continue reading

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Tall Tales of Texas

April is almost over but I’ve yet to write about the Great Texas Trip. I wouldn’t want any of the terrific people I met out west to think this reflects poorly on them; it’s simply a reflection of the distractions … Continue reading

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All Snakes Day 2011

I’m not Irish–I’m not even really a Druid–but I’ve had a lot of Irish folk (ok, mostly men) in my life. I was married to one, handfasted to two others (waves at J.D. Murphy, A.A. Kelly, and the other guy–never … Continue reading

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Ask what you can do for your Community

As I was riding home in the car this afternoon, I heard the piece on NPR about today being the fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. What makes this anniversary special is not so much what happened … Continue reading

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Mob Rule in California on “The Root”: About Proposition 8

My response. For safekeeping, I stored my response, complete with added hyperlinks, on my blog today. Well I feel better now! (Kudos to the original author of the “The Forces of Good™ vs. The Forces of Evil™,” by the way. … Continue reading

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“Guest” essay by Philip Pullman

This was written by the children’s author for the Times Online, then yanked from their website and scrubbed from Google Cache. I think it’s important enough that it should be widely distributed. If Mr. Pullman objects, I’ll be happy to … Continue reading

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Spells for Democracy: Inaugural Edition

Dear President Obama, You may be interested (or possibly amused) to know that you will be taking your oath of office with the prayers, good wishes, and magical spells of over a million Witches, Druids, and other nature Worshipers across … Continue reading

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