Wicca and jewelry

Most of you have probably heard me talk about jewelry shop on Shapeways. Originally I started learning about 3D design and discovered Shapeways as part of a process to recreate a ring, precious to me, that I lost on my 53rd birthday due to my illness. Later I started to design other Wiccan and pagan jewelry and…

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Relationship models

A couple of weeks ago, I was hanging out with some friends who are in a polyamorous relationship. I was the only one there not part of that poly family. As we were sitting around chatting, I asked a somewhat personal question of one of the others. I acknowledged that it was personal, but I was still…

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Jews and Wiccans can get Christmas miracles too

Last week, my podiatrist was wrapping up his last work day before he went on vacation until after the New Year. Like most foot doctors, he has patients with chronic conditions that never seem to heal, despite his best efforts. That day was different. Every patient he saw with a chronic foot problem, even a couple with…

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Marketing with a forced smile

This is the last weekend of what will probably be the last of my <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kickin-Wiccan/656925304388242">jewelry giveaways</a>. I'll go into the marketing and business reasons for that in a subsequent post. There's another reason why this will be the last giveaway: This kind of marketing requires a certain amount of callousness that I don't possess. <lj-cut>Perhaps "callousness"…

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A pre-apology to my friends

<p>Throughout my life, there’s one thing I’ve been unable to do: Get a group of people to do what I ask of them.</p> <p><lj-cut text="Read the rest of this entry »"></p> <p>This has most often shown up in my attempts to manage other people. Since elementary school, when I’ve been put in charge of a group of…

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Kickin’ Wiccan Giveaway Rules

The giveaway rules were edited in Nov 2014. The biggest change is the addition of “Beta” items. Welcome to the Kickin’ Wiccan jewelry giveaway contest! Here are the rules.   To enter, do the following: - Like the “Contest” post on the Kickin’ Wiccan Facebook page. Make sure it’s the most recent one, which will be easy…

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Spreading the word, part 2

<p>I’m trying to figure out ways to spread the word about my jewelry shop, <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/shops/acorn-garden">Kickin’ Wiccan</a>. Reminder: This is a shop on <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/">Shapeways</a>, a 3D printing service; when you order an item, you choose the material, ring size, etc., I customize the 3D model per your request, and Shapeways prints it and ships it. Here’s…

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Tales From Rugosa Coven – a review

<p>Before we get into the fantasy, let’s deal with the reality: Sarah Avery’s book <a href="http://www.darkquestbooks.com/store/product-info.php?pid165.html"><i>Tales From Rugosa Coven</i></a> is an excellent description of what life is like in a Wiccan group. There’s the sense of family, the balancing of work and biological family and coven-mates, the bickering and the sharing, the interaction of Wiccans with other…

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