Happy Resurrection Day

Ostara aka Easter actually happened a few weeks ago at the Spring Equinox, so Happy Resurrection Day. Come on Christian invaders! If you’re going to steal our holy days at least do it right. Is what I might say if I were a modern-day polytheist with a northern hemisphere, temperate climate based pantheon that I […]

Religion, Peace, and War

One more thing before I go into my traditional pre-Easter sulk while the majority of the world tiffs me off a smidge more than usual as people celebrate a nice guy’s murder with chocolate and bunnies and other Ostara (Germanic Goddess) -> Easter related traditions. Which I have nothing against. But let’s talk about the […]

Goodbye Organized Religion

Quick closure post to say that this time I mean it. My on and off again relationship with organized religion in general, I am switching to off. We can worship in small groups or in our homes and gardens and with people of so many different faith traditions. We do not need to bow to […]

FF: Leave the Light On

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY Not sure if I’ll be back,but leave the light on.When every other light goes dark…. she thinks of his parting words. She remembers stories: oil that never ran out, hopes too strong to be quenched by physics. Sometimes, she wakes from dreams of him and, for a second, […]

FPQ: The Audacity of Hope

Fandango’s Provocative Question #114 – This, That, and The Other (fivedotoh.com) Do you think that there is any chance that the U.S. Congress will ever take decisive, bipartisan action to pass and enact nationwide common sense gun laws to try and stem the tide of mass shootings, or is the best that the American Congress will ever do is to […]

FF: Marry Me

Click the frog to join the party.  Don’t care what they say. This is between you and me. Let’s declare our Undying loveBefore the oceanIn front of friends and family and … everyone elseOn a beach, sand between our toes,Carefully cracking glass ceilings beneathour feet. Tiki torches stuck in the groundwhere they belong,can light paths […]

FF: Some Instruction Required

CLICK THE FROG TO ADD YOUR STORY Sophia had never gardened before, but how hard could it be? So, she bought a toy rosebush with gorgeous pink florets and planted it. For a few years, the tiny bush grew, until one year it stopped flowering for no reason. Furious at being cheated, Sophia sliced the […]

Spiritual Reflection: time off for Lent

A quick FYI. I promised to write spiritual reflections every day. I have prayerfully decided I am taking a much-needed break for Lent, to spend some much-needed time alone with the Big Guys. Prayers and deep down love to everyone who reads this – and to all those who don’t as well. Cuz I’m an […]