On Religion

Plinky asked, “Do you con­sid­er your­self reli­gious?” Anti-Abor­­tion and Pro-Life Teapot Athe­ist Protest Ful­ton Street Octo­ber 13, 20101 Not at all. I was always more spir­i­tu­al than reli­gious, but I was raised in a very reli­gious fam­i­ly in which I was forced to par­tic­i­pate in their South­ern Bap­tist church. I start­ed ques­tion­ing the con­tra­dic­tions in […]

Thanksgiving

Let us give thanks for chaos and logos and impli­cate order; for dark mat­ter, bright galax­ies, and non­lo­cal con­nec­tions; for crys­tals and con­ti­nents; for Lucy’s skull and Mary Leakey’s foot­prints in vol­canic ash; for Thales’ water, Her­a­cli­tus’ fire, and Pythagore­an forms; for the Indi­an zero, alge­bra, and algo­rithms; for the oscil­la­tions of the Yin and the Yang; for acupunc­ture, Su […]

R.I.P. Madeleine L’Engle

I start­ed this post on Sep­tem­ber 7, the day after the grand lady moved on to find out what’s next. I find myself cer­tain that she was­n’t afraid, that she looked for­ward to a reunion with her hus­band Hugh and oth­ers who had gone before. And yet I, who nev­er even met her in per­son, was too upset to fin­ish the post or even look at it again for two months.

Is there a pentagram badge?

A his­tor­i­cal arti­cle, writ­ten in 2001. In an intro­duc­to­ry post to a news­group, I men­tioned at one point that my part­ner and I have been active in start­ing a CUUPs (Covenant of Uni­tar­i­an Uni­ver­sal­ist Pagans) chap­ter in our area, and also that I had just start­ed train­ing to be a Girl Scout leader. The com­bi­na­tion of […]

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