My Silver Jubilee

Something occurred to me recently: it's my quadranscentennial. I've been involved with Wicca for 25 years. Of course, that's not a record by any measure. What do Craft Elders call someone who's been Wiccan for 25 years? Answer: "The new kid." I'm almost overwhelmed by the journey my life has taken: From my first reading of "The…

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Droning on, part 1

I've been involved in the outreach program of <a href="http://www.nevis.columbia.edu">Nevis Labs</a>, the physics lab where I work. The goal is to inform the general public of what we do and where we do it. Part of that effort are the <a href="http://www.nevis.columbia.edu/events/science-on-hudson.html">#ScienceOnHudson</a> talks. You can see excerpts from these talks on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2tRZX4SJfE2TWlRYywXYvw/">Nevis' YouTube channel.</a> <lj-cut> If…

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Dream vs Reality

Last night I dreamed I went back to the Ren Faire as a reader. It was compelling. It brought back memories of friendships and spiritual services. As the dream ended, drifting in that hazy realm between slumber and light, I thought about contacting my old reader friends and going back to the Faire. Then I woke up.…

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