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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 […]

Diane Duane Rocks

Back when the Meisha Mer­lin ware­house was being cleaned out, Sam picked up a copy of The Sword and the Drag­on, first vol­ume of the Epic Tales of the Five by Diane Duane that MM put out. It con­tains The Door Into Fire and The Door Into Shad­ow.

I’ve want­ed my own copies of the […]

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 […]

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?

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 those two state­ments result­ed in […]