Blessings and Bloodies

Solstice approaches. The darkness is full, and with a little bit of luck and some funky early morning dancing, the Sun will be reborn unto us. As indeed it always is; it's science after all, not magic. The magic is in what you do with the year that comes with new light. It's going to... Continue Reading →

One Morning’s Musings

Eyes closed, and coffee in hand; hot and steamy, full of the smell of roasted beans. It adds a special buzz to the morning as I stand, Leaning against the camper van on the drive. Facing the winter Sun. Low in the sky, but yet powerful. Golden and yellow; the sky too bright to see.... Continue Reading →

Arsenal (not the team) Pt 3

I can see, amongst the barely noticed pages of my irregular blog, that there's been a fair bit of interest in my articles on the Arsenal AI camera add-on. Ok, so it's probably time to admit how little I'm using it, but how useful it is being when I do. To recap, the Arsenal was... Continue Reading →

Remembering Roy

Music binds us together; always has, from the beat of the drum around the tribal fire to the choral symphony to the simple pop tune. When a part of that binding slips away it's tough to reconcile. Last night I was raising a glass and listening to Roy Bailey, who departed into mystery yesterday afternoon.... Continue Reading →

Not only am I a grumpy bugger, I'm an unapologetic grumpy bugger, and I can't avoid a grump when I see boxes of wasted food. Yes, it's pumpkin time again. As a pagan, of course, I'm more than open to the time of year. Samhain is a wonderfully inspiring point on the annual race around... Continue Reading →

The Hedge Druid’s Craft, a review

The Hedge Druid’s Craft, by Joanna van der Hoeven The subtitle for this Pagan Portals booklet is “an introduction to walking between the worlds of Wicca, Witchcraft and Druidry”, and it forms one part of a larger work of booklets from Moon Books that outline the concepts of many pagan pathways. Released in 2017, this... Continue Reading →

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Community is about relationship, and in general we think of communities as groups of people - human, non-human - living closely together. Nowadays of course (well, for humans) that doesn't always mean living within a readily definable geographic space. Many of our communities are disparate and physically unidentified, with the relationship existing mainly or solely... Continue Reading →

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