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WotY and GeoLocal Celebrations

  Celebrating the turning of the year as a pagan in Madison, WI has been a completely different experience from the years I spent in San Diego, CA. In SoCal, it was impossible to relate to “winter” holidays, because it was 80* and sunny at Christmas. We didn’t really have “harvest” due to drought and lack of rainfall (San Diego sees an average of 266 sunny days per year, to give you context). Here in southwest Wisconsin, though, we get all manner of weather, definitely all 4 seasons, and being surrounded by farms makes it a bit easier to see […]

‘Cons’ and Community

One of the most needful panels I had the privilege of attending at Paganicon this year was “Pagan Clergy Addressing How to Welcome Sex-Offenders and Ex-Felons into Our Communities: A Forum”. Incarcerated members of our community is the focus of my ministry, and I’m so glad this subject is being talked about. The Minnesota Sex Offenders Program had 2 members in attendance to discuss their work with rehabilitating and reintegrating pagans who have completed their program, and pagan clergy doing work spanning 4 states were also there to inform the discussion. In my experience, most ex-felons want to be honest […]