Monthly Archives: December 2010

A coyote moment

The cat rushes excitedly to the window and jumps on the sill in an exuberant leap. See! See! And so we do, peering through the glass. The coyote traverses the snow, dusky brush tail, eyes and nose full of purpose. … Continue reading

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Time and the Cailleach

Time. The minute hand passes an arbitrary mark, and we burst onto the porch with pots and pans, rattling our way into newness. We spend a night with cheese platters and a crystal ball lit from within, descending a spire … Continue reading

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it’s Yule — lighten up!

And a fine secular Christmas was had by all. Back to pondering my resistance to the solstice and its related holiday. In part, it’s the connection with the secular traditions: gift-giving, greenery, silly music, feasting. The winter holiday is all … Continue reading

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When rituals go awry

Sometimes, rituals fail. They can be grandiose failures, involving a balefire that gets out of control and takes out a neighborhood block. They can be quiet failures: a deity not responding. They can be comedic: the chalice full of wine … Continue reading

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Lady of the forge

She asked for a banishing, a burning rite. I considered, and then she came to me: Brighid the smith, lady of the needful fire. Brighid it was, then. As our guide, we honor Brighid the smith, the lady of the … Continue reading

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a snippet on courage

I’m not quite ready to return to virtues blogging, at least at this particular stroke of the minute hand. I admit I had considered it a¬†quick-hit series of topics when I first toyed with it. But I find myself wanting … Continue reading

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