Kindling Brigid’s Purifying Fire

Fire has been crucial from the very origins of our humanity. Fire is the power our early predecessors sat around sharing the stories, the campfire throwing out flames of protection that kept the predators common in those days: the cave bears, the hyenas, the smilodons, […]

Blight, Fires, and Balor

As I write, fires rage out of control in Northern California not far from my former home. In the San Francisco Bay Area people wear masks because of the smoke, and air quality is more like what is common in Beijing and Delhi. Over the […]

Thinking on Boann

  The rivers, the streams, the creeks, the rills, and brooks ultimately flow from the well at the center of the world, known as the Well of Segais in Irish myth. The flow of Boann, the milk of the cow goddess, she who was dismembered […]