Monthly Archives: May 2011

Western Mysteries and gummy worms

Lately, I’ve been reading Caitlin and John Matthews’ Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus. My goal was to understand a bit more of the roots of ceremonial magic, which seems far removed from what I … Continue reading

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Otters

In light of my recent sightings of otters and a mink, here’s a poem I wrote in 1994 and revised in 1996. otters — you have forgotten otters with sleek tube torsos and stubby little legs with handy clenched claw-paws … Continue reading

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Endings and beginnings

This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper — T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men” Today is Armageddon, again. Millerites and … Continue reading

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Stuff I like

This isn’t the typical sort of post for me, but I’ve been wanting to do it for a while. As someone who creates music, I know that creators of any sort of art or object can find it tough to … Continue reading

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Otters and others

We see a lot of neat critters passing through our oak wood here at Forest House. A coyote made his determined way through our yard on New Year’s, likely looking for a mate. My husband has seen bears, although I … Continue reading

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Enemies and adversaries

A worthy enemy. An adversary with virtue, even valor. How strange such a concept seems to us now, in these times punctuated by the cry of the carnival-barker. Enemy simply stems from a Latin term meaning “unfriendly” ; foe, from … Continue reading

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