Chapter 34

This past Saturday, without much fanfare and while shivering in the chilly November breeze, I welcomed my thirty-fourth year of life by watching my son take part in the local Veteran’s Day parade. I stood alone on the sidewalk of my small town’s Main Street as vintage cars, Girls Scouts, and a few of the […]

Palimpsest

noun a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain. something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. The same heaviness that would later make a home in the foot that controls the […]

The Normalcy in Magick

Picture this Dear Readers, I am standing in my front yard. The light from the full moon shines down upon me. Coupled with the warm glow from a light deep within my home, my face is illuminated as I call the corners and cast a circle in the grass below me. In the circle, a […]

The Cost of Connection

“You know what?” Trump added when told it appeared he had accused Ford of lying in a speech. “I’m not going to get into it, because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won.” That quote was pulled from a recent CNN recap of a 60 Minutes interview with our President Donald Trump. I feel like I […]

Better Living Through Chemistry

Yesterday I did something pretty amazing. It was amazing in that it was completely normal. For most people, it would even be bordering on the mundane. But for me, it was a pretty big deal. I went to the doctor.   Why is that such a big deal, you ask?   Because Dear Readers, I […]

Autumn Complications

It’s hard to believe if you’re living in the Carolinas like me, but it’s officially Fall. As of today, it is October. And for all of us who relish the spookiness of autumn and winter, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. There are skeletons and pumpkins, Halloween decorations and costumes galore.  Starbucks brought […]

Book Review: Working Conjure: A Guide to Hoodoo Folk Magic

It’s time for another book review Dear Readers! But before I review this book, I want to tell you how I even came to read it. I was doing that mindless scrolling down my Facebook feed that we all do. You know the type, the not really looking at anything but not paying attention to […]

Diverging

I had set the alarm to go off thirty minutes earlier that morning.  I’ve never been one to sleep hard, so I chose a light twinkling sound that would be just enough to wake me up. I gathered the clothes I had laid out beside my side of the bed the night before. You know […]

~Exciting News~

I’m so excited to share something with you Dear Readers! But first, a bit of backstory. Since before I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. Like I talked in a previous post called I Remember, I grew up thinking that I was going to be a songwriter. I spent most days jotting lyrics down […]

My Take on Starter Witch Kits

If you are part of the IWC (Internet Witchcraft Community), you’ve been seeing some drama lately. Not ever being a group that could be called boring, the latest drama circles around a witch starter kit, a makeup store, cultural appropriation and something called “gatekeeping”. Earlier this month, make up giant Sephora and perfume brand Pinrose […]