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The Riddle of the Stone

I have a serious issue with Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. No, I will not tell you that I find it a bad book, on the contrary it’s in my opinion a well-written book with a sensible plot. 825 more words


Circle-casting with the Orbifold Tarot

Continuing with the magick and meditation theme, we delve a little more deeply into elemental magick and the ritual of circle-casting. Although this example shows the circle on the table or altar, it can by all means be cast around you as an actual circle on the floor. 105 more words

Orbifold Tarot

Health and the Environment

Recently, the Rockefeller Foundation together with the Lancet issued a report on planetary health entitled “Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch”. They present a significant and forceful argument for immediate action to improve the health of the Earth and human society complete with solid, convincing data, but I fear that this report, like so many others, will be ignored, as the truth is simply too overwhelming for most people. 641 more words

Teresa Chupp

endless ways

endless ways
to create beauty
summer skies

Ellen Grace Olinger

Inspired by the new writing prompt at tinywords.com:  “Firmament” by Michele L. Harvey, and I posted this new poem in their comments.  16 more words


Circus Animals

For nearly all my life, I’ve been confused about my true calling.  The higher purpose that would bring me to a career.  Mid life is here with it’s graying and thinning hair, wrinkles, and weight gain.   189 more words


When I Can

When I don’t figure skate
It feels as though my legs will run away without my body

When I don’t play my violin
My arms are noodles, only fit for cutting onions and causing tears… 38 more words



Instead, we will speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom’ (Isaiah 49:9; NLT).

In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and set me free (Psalm 118:5; NLT). 58 more words