It is Week 8 and time to answer the question of the day for the YouTube Pagan Challenge: Do you have/how did you find your matron/patron deity? I don’t really consider them “matron” and “patron” deities, because to me those words allude to some sort of ‘parental’ relationship, which is not the relationship I have…… Continue reading YTPC Week 8: Deities
I have a little time on my hands before work, and just got in from a nice long walk outside in spring-like weather, which for us here in Northern Illinois is magical considering it’s the middle of February! So I figured I’d take a moment to answer the question to Week 6 of the YouTube…… Continue reading YTPC Week 6 – Cultural Influences
For the past week I’ve been testing out my first homemade dish soap. The ingredients I used for mine are: castile soap, part shaved bar soap and part liquid washing soda essential oils (I chose to mix lemon and tea tree) One Pro that I’ve discovered is that this stuff does a great job of, for…… Continue reading Homemade Dish Soap
I made a post earlier this week about being pagan which I changed to private because I’m still working on it. It’s a big, important issue, so I want to spend some more time with it. Eventually I’ll make that post public again – in case anyone who subscribes saw the post and then saw…… Continue reading YTPC Week 7 – Sacred Texts & Mythology
For four months last year I quit using all social media. I think stepping back and taking a look at ourselves and our lives where social media is concerned is becoming increasingly important. This is especially true since new media is being shown to shape how we think and act in ways that we aren’t really aware of. It’s important to maintain autonomy and free will.
Traditionally anthropologists don’t study their own culture. I was given this lecture multiple times while earning my B.A. in anthropology. This isn’t to say it’s never done – it’s increasingly popular, in fact. But there are strong arguments against it still. The primary issue is with the fact that it can be difficult enough to…… Continue reading On Responsible News Consumption
As a continuation of my previous post, I want to share the recipe for the cleaning spray I’ve been using for the past week or so around the house. I’m only going to share recipes on here that I’ve actually used myself and found to be reliable and effective in my own home. I have…… Continue reading Household Cleaner