For some inexplicable reason, there's been a noticeable uptick lately in debates around "reclaiming" the swastika. WHY?! It's frustrating enough to see arguments in favor of trying to erase the stigma and bring it back into the fold, but it's absolutely enraging to see people respond to the "let it go" statements with arrogant "well … Continue reading Some Things Aren’t Worth Saving
Lea 1, Plague 0
Oy, I did not intend to have such a long hiatus. I'm mostly recovered from Covid-19 now, but the radio silence has been more of a "I have lots of nonsense I'm working on" thing and less of a "PLAGUE!" thing (though the fatigue issues I've dealt with since my appendix issues have definitely been … Continue reading Lea 1, Plague 0
Support BLM, Support the Gods, and Take Care of Yourselves
Our favorite twerp has been busy these days, needless to say. He relishes in the fury of a world finally addressing fundamental problems in society and fighting for the change that's so desperately needed and so shamefully overdue. This is his time: World Breaker, Chaos Maker, Master of Mischief and Mayhem. His bride, too, is … Continue reading Support BLM, Support the Gods, and Take Care of Yourselves
One of the (many) constant refrains in this blog is "listen and pay attention." It's the advice I offer when people ask how to develop the lines of communication with the gods, it's what I said in my last post about learning how to honor the land spirits, and now it's something I'm imploring for … Continue reading I’m Listening
Landvættir, Nisser, and Ghosts . . . Oh My!
This post is long overdue as it's a requested topic from my awesome friend P. She asked me to talk about the landvættir/honoring land wights quite some time ago, but as I've admitted before, they've never been a huge part of my practice because I don't notice or sense/feel them the way I do the … Continue reading Landvættir, Nisser, and Ghosts . . . Oh My!
Still alive! Still sick, but on the upward swing at last. I should be in bed. I was honestly getting ready for bed, but then A Thing happened and it's too good to keep to myself. Possums are a creature I associate with Loki for no reason in particular. The vague association was reinforced some … Continue reading Possum Peculiarities
Got this message from my British Trad friend, and I'm so humbled I don't even know how to respond except with a very misty-eyed Thank You. Holding steady, no better, no worse (except for the anxiety-desire for a goddamn cigarette). I wish testing was available in my city so I'd know one way or the … Continue reading Humbled
It's been a while since I've written, and it's going to be a while longer. Don't want to leave you hanging, so quick update: I'm sick, I've been sick since Saturday, and symptoms worsened enough today that I did an e-visit with the hospital. Tests are still very limited in my state, so the doctor … Continue reading Limbo
Gebo, Gebo, Gebo
Last night was a bit of an emotional roller coaster, one of laughter and frustration and relief and rage. At the end of it all, I was left feeling so astoundingly grateful for -- you guessed it -- my family, friends, and community. The compassion and love and laughter we share is the greatest gift … Continue reading Gebo, Gebo, Gebo
"Sigyn's Joy" is one of Loki's kennings, just as one of hers is "Loki's Joy." I'm particularly fond of those names because of what they say about their relationship. Loki is the trickster figure with a quick wit and wry, infectious grin, and Sigyn is the steadfast companion whose love brings comfort. They each inspire … Continue reading Sigyn’s Joy