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Portrayals of Thor in Movies and Television

Portrayals of Thor in Movies and Television

I’m sure many of you have seen the second installment in the Thor movies series by now. Jax wrote a review of the first movie when we saw a few years ago. I thought the second movie was neat, but it wasn’t awesome. But it did get me thinking about other images of Thor I’ve...
Keep TPP Weird: Three Unusual Traits About GG

Keep TPP Weird: Three Unusual Traits About GG

As I mentioned last week, Jax is on vacation. I’m posting a few not-too-long and not-too-serious articles in her absence. The Pagan Princesses live in Austin, where the city motto is “Keep Austin Weird.” It’s a rallying cry and a marketing strategy designed to encourage patronage of local businesses and merchants. And it also helps...
The Nine Noble Virtues: Discipline

The Nine Noble Virtues: Discipline

Last week I said I was going to focus on discipline (one of the Nine Noble Virtues (NNV) of Heathenry) for the month of April, and as I’ve got a lot of changes coming up on the horizon, I think it’s going to be a really good one to start with. Discipline is a challenging...
Jump-starting Religion

Jump-starting Religion

I haven’t been a very good Pagan lately. Not like I’ve been doing anti-Pagan things, I just haven’t felt the spirit. I haven’t been thinking about Pagan issues. I haven’t been celebrating seasons or spending time with my ancestors. I’m certain this is tied into my grief over the crappy year TheScott and I have...
The (un)Sacredness of Birthdays

The (un)Sacredness of Birthdays

Today is my birthday. (The day that I’m writing this is, anyway. You’re probably not reading it on my birthday.) It’s started out awesome! My DH brought me breakfast in bed and I fended off the cats from stealing my bacon. I got an email telling me I got an interview for a part time...
The Rapunzel Conundrum: The Delight and Plight of Having Long Hair

The Rapunzel Conundrum: The Delight and Plight of Having Long Hair

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!” No one has ever said these exact words to me, but I have been (jokingly) called Rapunzel at one time or another. That’s because I have long hair. From crown to end, it’s about 24 inches when it’s styled with a roller brush — meaning my natural waves are...
Where Does the Time Go?

Where Does the Time Go?

My article this week was going to be a current events topic. One of those posts where I try to look a mainstream media sideways and see what else there is to see. It has turned out to be a rather large project and will have wait until next week where I’ll have more time...
DIY Destressers

DIY Destressers

I’ve had STRESS this week–the kind that makes you see red and feel blue all at once. I apologize for being unable to discuss the whys; other people’s business is not for me to air on the interwebs. But I have literally broken out into an itchy mess over it. Not okay! What’s a princess...
Jax Makes Soap!

Jax Makes Soap!

Interesting things I’ve learned about soap… Soap is what happens when you mix melted fat (animal or plant) and lye (either sodium or potassium hydroxide). The original lye used in soapmaking was ashes from a hardwood tree (although I’m guessing what you buy at the store isn’t made that way anymore). If you make soap...
Signing Up to be Face Down in the Mud

Signing Up to be Face Down in the Mud

I recently signed up for Tough Mudder, an endurance event that happens across the world throughout the year. It’s rigorous and demanding and designed to push people to reach peak form. Yyeeaahh…sooooo, I have never run a marathon or an obstacle course – in my life. I must be crazy, right? I’m pretty sure I...
Jax's Detox Home Challenge

Jax’s Detox Home Challenge

I’ve decided to try phasing out new-fangled (20th Century and later) chemicals in my house by replacing my cleaners and personal care items with homemade equivalents. I want to do this both as an environmental and health measure, but as a cost saving measure as well. For quite a while now we’ve been exchanging hard-core...
Janus, January and No Resolutions for Me in 2014!

Janus, January and No Resolutions for Me in 2014!

*My apologies for the late post. Family and holiday craziness has kept me from my computer. This post is a slight alteration of a post I made for Here Be Magic.* January is named for the Roman god Janus (said yon-us). My introdution to Janus came from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when the evil Ethan...