Anise Hyssop and Bee
Herbalism, Poetry

Hyssop

Your name rolls off the tongue like powdered sugar - "Anise, darling," like some long-lost British second-cousin come calling after years of traveling the world in want of "self discovery." Your list of particulars can cast a lengthy shadow, as you list them studiously so as to ensure that you are flawlessly cared for: Anti-bacterial,… Continue reading Hyssop

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Herbalism, Poetry

Building Your Home Apothecary: March

O sweet spontaneous earth how often have the doting fingers of prurient philosophers pinched and poked thee ,has the naughty thumb of science prodded thy beauty .how often have religions taken thee upon their scraggy knees squeezing and buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive gods (but true to the incomparable couch of death thy rhythmic… Continue reading Building Your Home Apothecary: March

Poetry, Spirituality

I Was Named For Water

Brandywine A stone’s throw was all it took, we stumbled over our feet into the murky weeds, laugh-barking like beast children in the twilight of an early Summer evening. It was a Saturday and we had nowhere to be, nowhere except the banks of this practically-home, this comfort-zone, this old friend who knew the feel… Continue reading I Was Named For Water

Hannukah Menorah
Spirituality

Reclaiming

re·claim rəˈklām/ verb 1. Retrieve or recover (something previously lost, given, or paid); obtain the return of. 2. Bring (waste land or land formerly under water) under cultivation. I. The Past At 13, I stood nervously at the bimah - working up the courage to begin my Torah reading. Taking a deep breath, I sang out the first word… Continue reading Reclaiming

Beauty

Stitch Fix Review (Part 1) | The Wardrobe Overhaul Adventure Begins

INTRODUCTION: WHY STITCH FIX? Despite being a triple Libra harmonious butterfly, I have a bit of a stubborn streak: I get it from my Aries Mars. It took at least 17 people pointing out the very obvious hole in my favorite black cardigan to convince me that maybe I needed to reassess my wardrobe situation.… Continue reading Stitch Fix Review (Part 1) | The Wardrobe Overhaul Adventure Begins

The Bonnechere River
Spirituality, Travel

Adventures in Ontario

This past Memorial Day weekend, I embarked on a road trip to the Ontario Province of Canada with three close friends (Kaye, Sionnan, and Ange) with the goal of attending the Witches' Sabbat retreat at Raven's Knoll. The journey took 7 hours one way (so 14 total) from Philadelphia to Ottawa, and even though it was… Continue reading Adventures in Ontario

PAX East 2016 Expo Hall
Travel

PAX East 2016

From April 21st-24th I made my way, for the second time, to the city of Boston to work for the PAX East 2016 convention. Last year I successfully joined the ranks of Enforcers (part-time workers employed by Penny Arcade for the duration of the convention) and it was an absolute blast, so naturally I knew I would… Continue reading PAX East 2016

Spirituality

Roses and Rituals: Spring Equinox with the Fellowship

This past weekend, I made my way down to Maryland, to celebrate the Spring Equinox with members of the Fellowship Beyond the Star. The Fellowship is a wonderful initiative, powered by two of my good friends, Kaye and Chase, that provides a safe space for non-Wiccan pagans in the Maryland/Virginia/D.C. area to socialize, discuss, and… Continue reading Roses and Rituals: Spring Equinox with the Fellowship