What I Did On My Summer Vacation

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I am on the internet a lot. The other day, a few hours after I join millions of Americans in a news hole getting shocked by the violence of the capital invasion, I write something about Greek history on Facebook and notice that nobody else is talking about anything...

Questions and Ancestors

Questions and Ancestors

I've been thinking a lot about ancestor work for the last few months. Last night I finally recorded a podcast on the subject, with my first remote guest, Michele James-Parham! So I wanted to share that news, which also reminded me of this weird and slightly crafty...

Filling Our Cups in 2021

Filling Our Cups in 2021

When my kids were little, I saw a lot of advice about filling your cup first. This is about how kids are needy all day long and that can get exhausting quickly, especially if nobody is really watching out for your needs in turn. So, like you put the airplane mask on...

2020 Hedge Notes

2020 Hedge Notes

In 2020, a couple of my huge personal themes were metaphor and boundaries. This is a series of notes I wrote that seemed worth saving to revisit in the future:   1. Hedgerows. In England and probably other places, they used to separate everybody's property from...

Eight Things I think About Magic

Eight Things I think About Magic

It's going to be mostly crafty here, I promise! But since this is going to be my main online home going forward, I felt like this belonged here, too: a few of my basic thoughts about magic and magical practice. Like... HUMANS HAVE AN INNATE CAPACITY AND DRIVE TO LEARN...

How To Make a Clay Horse And Other Things

How To Make a Clay Horse And Other Things

I first started experimenting with clay a few years ago, because I wanted to make this kind of little animal. Something about the glaze makes them super appealing, especially their little white ceramic paws where it doesn't stick. I made a lot of bears kind of like...

Snake, Shed, Shadow

Snake, Shed, Shadow

I like to make stuff and I like to write about it, so naturally I like to blog. Except that sometimes, it has been pointed out, I seem to spend more time setting up new brands and blogs than I do actually using them. It's true and I've been through every kind of...

Protection Magic & Embroidered Sigils

Protection Magic & Embroidered Sigils

A couple of months ago I was inspired to do some work on protection magic, and looking back over the past year I guess that's not so weird. It's not a subject I'd thought a lot about in the past, though, so I had to do a bit of research.   I wanted to have a gathering...