One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Retreating To Advance

2014/03/15 Some Things Ya Just Gotta Learn The Hard Way – Regardless of how successful we are in any aspect of our lives, there are times when the end-result we have envisioned, planned and worked for fails to materialize the way we intended it to. The Boot-Strap Expat adventure, after six months of focused efforts…

Thoughts on Pagan Expatriation

2014/02/13 Pagans Have Been Out In Most Of The West For Decades – We may be harassed by small pockets of our communities but we tend to be very visible. Holding Rites and Rituals in public spaces; Forming Charitable and Community Service organizations; Showing up in mainstream media sharing our values with the uninformed or…

Holidays in Disorienting Environments

2013/12/24 Holy Days, Holidays and Holi-Daze are a touchstone in most of our lives. Whatever your personal beliefs, or non-beliefs when it comes to spiritual or religious tradition there remain all the secular holidays to remind us that we are just one ingredient in a local stew of humanity. Holidays in Disorienting Environments I grew…