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Ostara, the Spring Equinox, is always beautiful here in Sonoma County, California.  This year was threatening to be different because we have had a disturbingly dry winter.  The grass was green, but very short.  We were having to water parts …Read More

The pictures in this article are fantastic!  Enjoy the visual feast.  With thanks to Anna Korn for turning me on to it.

In 2010 I wrote in this blog “Imbolc is one of the less intensely celebrated Sabbats, I think because it has fewer real world connections in our lives.  In most places the coming Spring Equinox, Ostara, is well suited to …Read More

Courtesy of Huffington Post, here are a bunch of photographs  giving a sense of how this time of years speaks to so many worldwide.

Tonight I am going to a celebration of the Solstice, and tomorrow to another where I will be acting as the High Priest.  It will be a wonderful end to a year that, for me personally, has been very very …Read More

This is beautiful. Lammas Blessings to all.

Lammas, or Lughnasad, is the first and greatest of the Sabbats honoring the harvest, for it is now that in most places in the northern hemisphere life’s abundance most overflows in flowers and fruit, grain and root.  In our urban …Read More

This afternoon and evening I’ll be at a Solstice party and ritual gathering, and I hope all of you will be similarly blessed.  Whether you are or not, Anne Laurie over at Balloon Juice has a post up showing perhaps …Read More

Since I pulled way back from writing blog posts on politics, and radically reduced by attention to the day to day activities of the sociopathic crowd who dominates the news, I have found my outlook  improved even if my view …Read More

As in so many earlier years, I will spend Saturday night in Berkeley so as to be up before dawn, drive up to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park, and watch Berkeley Morris  dance up the sun.  Whenever I’ve been in northern …Read More