“Dancing Days Are Here Again”

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When I started this blog a couple of years ago I was exploring a confluence of things that are important to me. Since then I’ve spent time working a piece of land that didn’t want to grow anything other than azaleas and chickweed. I’ve helped organize regional Heathen gatherings. And I’ve moved to a new […]

Hurricane Katrina & the Red Hammer

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Once in a while Jotuns walk Midgard and when they do we call them by name: Andrew, Sandy, Danny, Irene… Katrina. It was just over ten years ago that she devastated the Gulf Coast. I remember pacing my crappy apartment, watching the news, and feeling totally helpless. The Red Cross was collecting food, water, and […]

Farewell, My Friend

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A month and ago I received a terrible phone call: one of my best friends, Rod Landreth, had suddenly passed away. He was home, sitting in his recliner, getting ready to watch a movie with his husband, Jason, when he collapsed and was gone. The medical examiner determined he had a massive heart attack. He […]

Gift to Njord

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I’ve never been much of a beach person, but I decided to take my hubby to the coast for his birthday. We went to Hilton Head, SC and, of course, it was cold and rainy nearly the whole weekend. I decided to give a gift to Njord while I was there. We walked down the […]

Spring Fever

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It has been a few months since I last posted. I’ve been very busy getting garden beds built and planted.       My hubby and I also got four little chicks which will grow into laying hens.   My flurry of spring activity is nearly complete. It will then be time to sit back […]

Completing a Yule Oath

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One of the best, and sometimes most challenging, ways to build your luck is through keeping your oaths. The Heathen view of luck is much more complex than the way that we use the word in our modern English and is a little more than I want to go into at this moment (possible future […]

Veiling

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A couple of days ago I read a blog post, Veiling: A Different Take on Pagan Womanhood, which intrigued me for several reasons. 1. I have studied early medieval textiles and fashion for years and wrote my Master’s thesis on the subject. 2. When I was in Europe I was heavily involved in Medieval recreation. […]

Saying Good-Bye

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Heathenry, or Asatru, is a reconstructed religion based on what we know of the indigenous traditions of Northern Europe. We read tons of books, archaeological reports and articles, and join with others to build communities of like-minded people. We grow as we build our relationships in our tribes and kindreds, sometimes finding in them the […]