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The Cult of the Obvious

A wonderful late summer evening on the porch, beers in hand, a friend and I chatted late into the night. I don’t remember what I’d said, but it cracked her up. One of those things that’s obvious, but that you…

hazel

Hazel is the plant that has most enthusiastically welcomed me to Europe. In my first days in Berlin, I took this photo and posted it on Facebook, asking if anyone knew what it was. I quickly figured out for myself…

for the love of wisdom

I was about 11, and my mom was concerned about my impending Ophelia years. She was thinking ahead, trying to figure out how she was going to help me get through pubescence without losing my sense of self. She read…

Those Who Aren’t Ancestors

Roses and German make me want to share some family stories, both plain and embroidered. But before I honor my ancestors, I must first honor those who aren’t. You see, I’m not going to have any children. Whenever I’m reminded…

from the heart

Question: “I have a magical question for you. Is there a practice you do when you are trying to attract a person toward you?” Answer: First off, it is against my magical ethics to do any kind of spell with…