Equinox Blessings!

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 […]

Tales from the Tour

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 […]

The Roller-Coaster Ride of Book Production

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 […]

City of Refuge--Lammas and Kickstarter!

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 […]

50 Shades of Racism

The Inuit, I’ve heard, have fifty different words for snow, presumably because they have a lot of it! When something is omnipresent, we need language to help us distinguish the subtleties. For that same reason, we need more than one term for talking about racism, which is as omnipresent in the US as snow in […]

Andy Paik: In Love May He Return Again

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 […]

Solstice Blessings

Light is returning–on this this longest day of the year, we hold vigil as the Goddess labors to bring forth the newborn sun. As Pagans, we embrace the dark, as the place of potential, the womb of gestation, All Possibility.

We do not see light as good, dark as evil–that dualistic metaphor is one of […]

Palestine and Ecofeminism Talk at CIIS in San Francisco

With apology for the sound

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Samhain '14: Remembering Margot Adler

Today is the memorial for Margot Adler, author, NPR radio journalist, Witch and good friend! Below are the words I wrote for her service. Today, on Halloween when the veil is thin and the living and dead are in communication, we can remember her:

For Margot Adler

Margot and I were friends for many decades, […]