Still growing

"I've been dreaming for so long, to find the meaning, to understand" - Within Temptation, 'Jillian' The new year is, of course, just a date in a calendar. An artificial designation created by a particular set of people in a particular time, marking years based on the estimated date of the birth of a Jewish... Continue Reading →

I’m still here

2018 has been a hell of a year. I suffer from depression, and this year has been a really consistently low one for my mental health. Of course the year has had highlights (seeing my favourite bands, going to new places) and achievements (completing year one of Druid College), but on the whole 2018 has... Continue Reading →

Listening to your body

I recently came down with a cold, which I'm currently fighting off (I have a hot lemon tea next to me as I write this, on the sofa, under a blanket...you get the idea). This has led to a period of what I think of as "enforced rest", where all you can do is sit... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 9

After a bit of a mental-health break, Friday Foraging is back, so let's get into it. Mark Green at Atheopaganism reposted an old blogpost in a recent Facebook discussion where I asked what the point of doing ritual and Pagan practice is when the world is in such a state. Mark's post, Living in Dark... Continue Reading →

Thor and Loki, 2015-2018

After writing in my last post that Loki, my pet gerbil, was poorly and old, he passed away peacefully in his sleep the other day. I saw him in the morning and gave him some cuddles, then when I came home from work he was lying in his gerbilarium, looking like he was asleep, but... Continue Reading →

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