Wedding Reception Details

In this post I want to share some of the details of our wedding reception. I hope that this will give people ideas that can make wedding planning simple and fun. The Wedding Industrial Complex is a monster that can pressure people into doing things and spending money that they don’t really want to. By…

A Druid Wedding Ritual

I had these grand aspirations to do a wedding series of videos on my channel and blog in the month leading up to my wedding. Well, I got videos recorded but never managed to finish the editing process or actually post much. Instead I find myself, days after my wedding, finally getting the silly things…

Book Review: A Romantic Guide to Handfasting

As some of you who follow me on instagram, youtube, or this blog know Brad and I got engaged at the beginning of December. Neither of us wanted to have a long, drawn out engagement. Winter is my favorite season; Winter is also a convenient season to host a wedding and reduce the cost of…

2017 Planner and Core Desired Feelings

Happy New Year! I know that most people do their new year post at the beginning of January. I was just too busy at that time dreaming up exactly how I wanted to curate a fantastic 2017 for myself to post all the details at that point. I think that it’s going to be a…

Book Review: Pagan Dreaming by Nimue Brown

The most important magic is what happens in my mind; in the leaps of connection and insight and often quite random things can spark that. The important bit is the way our wiser, unconscious minds can be triggered into recognition by the introduction of some random element. – Nimue Brown For too long the world…

Creating My Book of Awen

The magical arts are often associated with aging books of wisdom filled with spells, rituals, and arcane knowledge. Modern media sources like Charmed or BBC’s Merlin show big, chunky books of magic that house botanical prints and all sorts of magical incantations and crystals. It is no surprise that these ideas and images influence Pagans…

Autumn Ends and Winter Begins

I’ve taken a break from posting and creating things online. The weeks have been busy as the harvest finishes and the people and activities in my life have needed more direct attention then usual. However, the time has come to fill you in with what has been on my mind. I hope this will help…

Election Results & Winter Blues

So, I’m pretty bummed about the Election Results. It is disheartening to know that so many Americans think that a man shown to be a bully, racist, sexist, and generally awful human is a better choice than a prepared, intelligent, and calm woman with specific policy ideas to help all Americans. Let’s not even talk…

Journey into spirit

Our society seems to be at a loss when dealing with death and bereavement. Death rituals are limited and filled with taboos. We are more likely to isolate those working through grief than to ask what they need. Our careers give us two weeks to hold a funeral and grieve before expecting us back at…

It’s another GOTV post. . .

Vote. I know, I know, you are hearing that everywhere. You are probably tired of hearing about it. Still, I’m going to tell you again in case you haven’t made a plan yet. Most states will allow you to register on the day of. You just might have to bring some proof of address with…

Preserving the Harvest

Autumn is in full force in Wisconsin. The leaves have been turning colors for weeks and the Summer plants have been dying back. It’s been a rainy fall making it difficult to get grains dry enough to take them out of the fields. Not to mention making fall gardening an absolute mess. Still, I curl…