The sign at the main entrance to the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock says, “This is a place of prayer and ceremony.”
To be honest, I was afraid to go to Standing Rock. Not so much of the cops, despite their violent assaults on peaceful protestors, but of the cold and the discomfort. […]
A while back, I wrote a post explaining why I was supporting Hillary Clinton for president. It garnered more comments—and more ire—than anything else I’ve ever put up on the internet. Now that the election is looming, I want to respectfully respond to some of the things I’ve heard…
“How can you […]
Watching the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, in the wake of the release of Trump’s sexual assault tapes, was a gut-churning, visceral experience for me and, I suspect, for every woman who has ever suffered from sexual assault or the fear of rape. Clinton won my admiration and respect for her […]
To celebrate the start of summer, I am giving away two signed copies of City of Refuge
Imagine a world Where Nature is our greatest teacher and all beings are honored as sacred. Hope is alive in the City of Refuge!
In a world that often seems to be upended by chaos, […]
Spring Equinox—Eostar, the festival of the ancient Goddess who gave her name to Easter. The days grow longer—now day and night are in perfect balance. I understand why eggs are such a part of this holiday—not just that they symbolize new life, but now with the longer days the chickens are laying abundantly. I […]
I’m currently on tour on the East Coast, and so far it has been a wonderful experience! The first workshop on Stories for the Future with Bright Flame was wonderful, with an amazing group of around sixty people in the Community Room at WestBeth, an artists’ co-op in the West Village. We worked with stories […]
I looked back at my blog the other day and realized that the last entry still read “Our Kickstarter campaign is nearly to our goal…” Somehow I never actually updated the blog—even after we completed our campaign as the second-highest funded fiction project ever on Kickstarter!
The reason for that is simple—from the time we […]
Lammas, the ancient Celtic festival of Lughnasad, celebration of the first harvest. In my first book, The Spiral Dance, I wrote that Lammas is the time when we stand between hope and fear. The fruit ripens on the bough, but is not yet harvested. The grapes swell on […]
Memories of Andy:
Cancun, 2003. For weeks we’d been preparing for the demonstrations against the World Trade Organization, which was meeting at the Convention Center out on the spit of sand between the lagoon and the sea claimed by the big hotels. I’d been helping to train the students who were coming, and sitting in […]