I think of myself as being largely disconnected from my biologic family beyond the household I was raised in. On my mother's side, I only have one living relative who I'm not close to. On my father's side, both grandparents have since passed. After especially my grandmother's death and a family crisis, that side of … Continue reading Week 12: Ancestors, the Mighty Dead
A thousand of bread! A thousand of beer! A thousand of every good thing! May Terry Pratchett enter into that black desert and fall not asleep on those sands. May his friends, family, and fans be comforted. When much is taken, something is returned.
November is a whirlwind of a month. The academic year is ramping up, which affects both my own coursework and my responsibilities at the college library that employs me. One volunteer position ended for the year while another looks like it's just beginning. I'm recovered (mostly) from a nasty double infection that put me in … Continue reading Month of the Akhu
I've been thinking more about my last post and my burgeoning desire to bring the Mighty Dead more fully into my life. I'll come clean and honestly admit that I don't much honor my genetic Ancestors. I give them due respect of course, but thus far I haven't found any connection with them. I'm grateful … Continue reading Our Queer Ancestors
In ADF Druidry, we strive to live in right relationship with each of the Three Kindreds: our gods and goddesses, the Shining Ones; the nature spirits, the Noble Ones; and our Ancestors, the Mighty Ones. Out of these three equally important groups, I have the hardest time connecting to my Ancestors, whether they be my … Continue reading Ancestors, the Mighty Dead