Belief

Holy Misogyny

Holy Misogyny

laveandrea.blogspot.com   Saint Albertus Magnus, a 13th-century, Dominican theologian, did not mince words.  “Woman is a misbegotten man and has a faulty and defective nature in comparison to his. Therefore, she is unsure in herself. What she cannot get, she seeks to obtain through lying and diabolical deceptions. And so, to put it briefly, one […]

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Today I’m joined by British author and shaman Gary Plunkett. In his own words, he not only writes about ancient wizards, some even say he is one. Look out for his forthcoming inspiring first novel of a trilogy, set in a picturesque British village pub: The Wizard Who Bought a Round, coming soon on Amazon in […]

Once Upon a Time…

Once Upon a Time…

What is it about this phrase that captivates our collective consciousness? We all love a fairy tale. Yes, guys you can admit it. We are all friends here. Is it the happily ever after ending? Surely it isn’t Prince Charming or the kiss that leads to bliss. Is it the thought of living with seven […]

The Way of Thankfulness

The Way of Thankfulness

True happiness resides within you. Most people are searching for happiness outside of themselves. That’s a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something that you are, and it comes from the way that you think. — Wayne Dyer www.123rf.com Thanksgiving is a day we set time aside From much that so many of us just take in […]

By November 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
“I am a Liberal”

“I am a Liberal”

  www.cafepress.com   “Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal. You do not have a small mind… I’m total, total, total liberal and proud of it. I’m a total Democrat. I’m anti-Republican. And it’s only fair that you know it. I’m […]

Boys and Girls Keep Swinging (Revisited)

Boys and Girls Keep Swinging (Revisited)

Recently, various whispers have emerged in a few historical fiction groups. What about sexual orientation in the past? How should sexuality be portrayed in fiction? It’s a hot new topic and one which is deserving of our time, since October is LGBT History Month. I am especially interested in this discussion as the next installment of […]

Environmental/Ethical/Spiritual Costs of Northern California’s Wine Industry

Environmental/Ethical/Spiritual Costs of Northern California’s Wine Industry

  I have been contemplating why the growing struggle by rural residents against the expanding, industrial wine industry in Sonoma and Napa counties, Northern California, has touched my heart and soul so deeply.  An email from Sister Julie DeRossi of the Starcross Monastic Community to the Board of Supervisors, which follows at the end of […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Prudery is a Plague!

Prudery is a Plague!

  Lesleypowers.tumblr.com In the third month of my ninth grade year, I shocked my CCD Teacher and classmates by disputing two ideas. First the contention that French Kissing was a mortal sin and cause for eternal damnation. Second that girls who dressed in a revealing manner were sinners others should shun. The classroom dispute promptly […]

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