Season of the Witch

Those who know me know how much I love this time of year. It’s a season full of magic and transformation. The harvest happens, an abundance of fruits and vegetables are picked, wheat and oats are gathered, foods to nourish us through the long winter. Leaves turn red, orange and yellow, brilliant in all of…

Oh, the Times, They Are….

In 1965, recording artists, The Byrds, released a record called “Turn, Turn, Turn”, a tune that grabbed the hearts of many. The song espoused the reality that for every ying there is yang or something to that effect. Adapted entirely from the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes and put to music by Pete Seeger in 1959,…

Fear of Flying

There is a flock of Canada geese living on the grounds of the college where I work. They are peaceful creatures unless you cross them or they feel threatened. Then they can be pretty scary when they approach you in confrontation. Otherwise we all live in harmony on the campus. Geese mate for life. It’s…

The Haunt You Make

October is that wonderful magical month wedged between the start of autumn and the beginning of winter, the 10th page on the calendar, the month we choose to celebrate those things that scare us. Ghosts and goblins and witches and werewolves, all of the fantastical, supernatural and mystical dark creatures of ancient lore come out…