latest CDC mask guidance: are they smoking crack?

maja7777 / Pixabay 11721 Eastlight 62 EE (Earth Epic Calendar)Soundtrack in my head: No Joy, “Hollywood Teeth” I’ve read through the scientific studies on the COVID-19 vaccines. I’ve looked at infection rates on the national level, statewide level, and local level, and even in my own neighborhood. And I’ve talked with people who would be … Continue reading latest CDC mask guidance: are they smoking crack?

happy solstice and new year!

117.21 Southlight 0 EE (Earth Epic Calendar) Soundtrack in my head: Peter, Paul & Mary, "A Soalin'" TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay Happy solstice everyone! The Southern Solstice is a hemisphere-neutral term that describes the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. (Also known as Yule and Litha respectively in … Continue reading happy solstice and new year!

humbled by people’s experiences with Pagan deities

darksouls1 / Pixabay 11.720 Westlight 83 EE (Earth Epic Calendar)Soundtrack in my head: Omnia, "Freedom Song" Earlier this year, on the day that I realized once again that I was a Pagan, I was determined to make my spiritual practice a deity-free practice. This was because when I left the Pagan community in my local … Continue reading humbled by people’s experiences with Pagan deities

an open letter to those who vote blue no matter who

I watched Vice President Joe Biden’s acceptance speech as the Democratic Party nominee for President. It was spectacular. He rose to the moment. But if you think this is a reason to vote blue no matter who, you need to know this: Voting blue is nowhere near enough on its own to uphold and protect our democracy. You have to be informed and aware of the issues, including some not reported in mainstream media. You have to be discerning as to where you get your information. And you have to be willing to criticize the people you voted for, so that they know that your loyalty to them is something they have to earn, rather than something they are entitled to.

the great Russian interference hoax

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's chief propagandist, said "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself." It's time to dismantle one of those oft-repeated lies. The truth is that the Democratic National Committee and US intelligence agencies are interfering in American elections. They aren't the only ones, but the DNC and US intelligence--with the help of most cable news channels and major newspapers--have been feeding Americans a steady diet of anti-Russia fearmongering. They are perpetrating a great Russian interference hoax with the explicit purpose of diverting American attention from ballot box machinations going on in this country. A global pandemic may have swept the globe, but we still face an election in November. However people may choose to vote, it is important that we discern fact from fiction as we make our choices at the ballot boxes.