Book Review: The Pagan Book of Living & Dying by Starhawk

Book Review: The Pagan Book of Living & Dying by Starhawk

My older sister, Heather, started practicing Wicca while she was in high school. One of the books I always remember seeing on her shelf with Pagan books was the Pagan Book of Living and Dying. It looked thick and meaty. Heather's copy was well read with dog eared pages, highlights, and notes in the margin. [...]

Heather Niles

Heather Niles

This is Heather Niles, my sister. She passed away one week ago; it still feels like only moments ago. I don’t know how I feel about her death, expected though it was. I loved her and hated her as only a sister could. I pay tribute to her tonight: the moments we had and the [...]

Sisters Even in Death

Some of you may or may not know much about my big sister, Heather. She has a rare genetic disease called FOP or Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. This is where muscles and ligaments turn to bone. It only affects a person’s mobility. There isn’t any intelligence deficient or changes to her being a big obnoxious sister. I [...]