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Monthly archive March, 2011
More Fun With Music: What Popular Tunes Inspire You?

More Fun With Music: What Popular Tunes Inspire You?

Around Yule I posted about secular seasonal music. Commenters seemed to have fun with that, providing their own awesome suggestions, and I learned a lot of great new music. Well, spring is upon us, so I propose a new musical showcase! Here are some of my favorite secular songs that make me feel all inspired...
The Princesses' Food Manifesto (Part 1)

The Princesses’ Food Manifesto (Part 1)

Consumers are being asked to make food choices in terms of not only health and money issues, but in terms of environmental and social values as well. The task of food shopping has become fraught with conflicting information, frustration and, often, outright cynicism. Being an educated consumer has never been more challenging. - Mary V....
A Change of Plans for Beltane

A Change of Plans for Beltane

Hello lords and ladies! This is a short, but sweet, post to update you on our Royal Events. Jax and I had big hopes for a Beltane event open to the public. Alas, Lady Fortune has other plans for us this year. Jax and I have every intention of proposing a new idea for Beltane....
Ostara: Chasing History in Myth

Ostara: Chasing History in Myth

I’ve spent six months now actively pursuing a reconstructionist-style paganism, and it’s been both interesting and enlightening. I did it because I’ve always felt strong ties to my Scandinavian heritage, I love history and research, and I was growing a little tired of wandering through general paganism (not that there’s anything wrong with doing that,...
Finding Balance Near the Equinox

Finding Balance Near the Equinox

The Vernal Equinox is this weekend, March 20 at 6:21 CST.* That means this Saturday is the first day of spring. Yay! I love warm weather. I love open-toed shoes (and the pedicures that accompany them). I love summer cotton dresses. I love feeling the sun on my skin.  Despite the approach of all these...
Winning PR (Or... Not)

Winning PR (Or… Not)

This post has been challenging to write because, at my core, I do not believe in censorship. When push comes to shove, I will defend your legal right to perform whatever you want on camera (provided you aren’t lying or physically harming somebody) and distribute it however you see fit. However, believing someone has the...
The Vulnerability of Asking for Help (or Please Just Answer the Question)

The Vulnerability of Asking for Help (or Please Just Answer the Question)

You may think a princess is pampered and waited upon. Not these princesses. In fact, it’s not easy for me to ask for help. I rather hate it. Asking for help makes me feel vulnerable and, sometimes, weak. I’ve gotten better about it as I’ve gotten older, but I’m still a pretty independent person, and...
Love Letter

Love Letter

I apologize in advance, but I’m going to hijack the blog a little today. I write this on the day of TheScott and my 10th anniversary, and while I have tried to come up with a social pagan-y topic for this post, my mind keeps wandering down paths more personal. I got married at 23,...
How Should We Proceed with Our Open Letters?

How Should We Proceed with Our Open Letters?

As you may know, we sometimes write open letters to public figures when issues enter our realm that are not to our liking. So far, when we write an open letter for the blog, we actually send the letter to the recipient. Our first letter promoted interfaith tolerance and sensitivity and was a genuine plea...