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H. A. O'Connor

Why This Winter Wimp Celebrates the Solstice

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Why This Winter Wimp Celebrates the Solstice

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the winter solstice! You know what that means, right??? The downward, darkward slide we’ve been experiencing is about to begin ratcheting uphill again, minute by minute, towards the light. Image via pixabay/Foundry Granted, the cold, dreary, loooong march of winter is just getting underway, but the darkness is gathering its […]

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In Bloom

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In Bloom

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”  Sensei Ogui, Zen Shin Talks A beautiful quote and concept, but… wait a minute. What is the purpose of an individual flower? To be fertilized, so it can produce seeds (with or without fruit). So, each flower, on its […]

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A Celebration of Samhain

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A Celebration of Samhain

Despite the Celtic blood flowing through my veins, my first introduction to Samhain (pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in) came through, of all things, a Danzig song called Soul on Fire. I can’t quote the song (copyright laws), but if you’re so inclined, you can check out the lyrics or give the song itself a listen. (Yup, it’s a little dark.) […]

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Feel the Chill…

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Feel the Chill…

Fine, so maybe you won’t get the chills from these ghost stories, but I will tell you I’m presenting them as factually as I possibly can. Whether they’re based on some otherworldly occurrence or just some strange coincidence is up to you to decide… As I mentioned in my last post, my family and I […]

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One Woman’s List

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One Woman’s List

How many times has something like this happened to me? This is the thought that sparked my list. A couple of weeks ago, something happened, which triggered a memory of being harassed by a man. That memory triggered another, and so on. That’s when I had the thought, How many times…? I wanted to know the answer, so […]

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Thirteen Reasons Why I Believe in Witches

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Thirteen Reasons Why I Believe in Witches

We all know witches are real…. Wait, we do, don’t we? I’m not talking about the warty, green-faced, Halloween kind (although I’d love, love to give that broomstick-riding thing a try)…I’m talking real, live witches who practice Wicca and other, related forms of neo-paganism. I’m not an expert in or a practitioner of any of […]

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Mabon: Darkness and Light

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Mabon: Darkness and Light

I wasn’t planning to write a blog post today, but then I discovered it was the autumnal equinox. So, here I am, wishing you a Happy Mabon! This, my friends, is an important day: it’s one of two times during the year when light and darkness are in balance. Image via pixabay/Alois_Wonaschuetz Mabon marks the […]

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What was that?

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What was that?

Hold on, because you might think I’m weird when you start reading this. Hear me out, if you will. I have a certain memory, and it serves as inspiration for some of my writing. Inspiration for what, exactly? A sexy male lead, of course. Or at least part of him.   So many parts to […]

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Overcoming Your Enemy

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Overcoming Your Enemy

We can all agree Mahatma Gandhi was a wise man, can’t we? If not, I recommend you watch the story of his life, Gandhi (1982), and give my question another try. One of my favorites among Gandhi’s many expressions of wisdoms is this: “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is fear.” […]

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Confirmed Mutt

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Confirmed Mutt

I wanted to write this post earlier, but my eye doctor dilated my pupils, so I couldn’t see well for a chunk of the day. (Brief aside: does anyone else get completely disoriented when they have their pupils dilated? I felt like because I couldn’t see, I also couldn’t hear right or think right, and […]

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