A New Podcast on Nature Spirituality: Faith, Fern & Compass

A New Podcast on Nature Spirituality: Faith, Fern & Compass

If it seems like I’ve been rather quiet here lately, that’s because I’ve been making a lot of noise over at Faith, Fern & Compass, a new podcast project launched earlier this month. I’m super excited about the project, and I’ve been putting in long hours for the past several weeks to get the website up and the first few preseason episodes out!

Faith, Fern & Compass is an interfaith podcast rooted in love for the earth and hope for the future. I am just so thrilled to be working on it, and I hope all of you who read this blog will go check it out!

The official first season starts on May 2nd, but there are already some episodes available on the website — or you can subscribe on iTunes.

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Introducing the New Wild Earth Feature Editor for Aontacht Magazine!

Introducing the New Wild Earth Feature Editor for Aontacht Magazine!

I’m really pleased and honored to be able to announce that I am now officially the Wild Earth feature editor for Aontacht Magazine! It’s going to be a lot of fun joining the editorial and production team of such an awesome magazine, and I’m thrilled to have yet another excuse to work with writers in the Druid community who are “walking their talk” and connecting with the Earth and the natural world in authentic, creative ways — and of course, to do a bit of writing of my own!

My first contribution appears in the most recent issue of Aontacht, which you can download for free on the Druidic Dawn website. The piece is called “Seven Wonders of the Natural World – In Your Own Backyard,” and in it I share a little bit about the winners of the New7Wonders campaign and the themes of diversity, depth, balance and mystery that these exotic sites exemplify — plus, how we can discover those wonders of nature everywhere.

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“Belfast’s Wall” Wins Photography Award!

“Belfast’s Wall” Wins Photography Award!

As someone who’s never even managed to win at Bingo, I’m pretty much over the moon to be able to announce that one of my photographs recently won third prize in the 1000Kalema photography contest!

1000Kalema is a project sponsored by Think Peace and NaYa of the United Religions Initiative, an organization that coordinates grassroots groups all over the world “to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.” The 1000Kalema photography project brings together word and image to tell stories of overcoming violence, fostering social justice, and cultivating sacred relationships with people from religions and cultures all over the world.

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A Wedding on the Edge!

A Wedding on the Edge!

We did it! We tied the knot!

Enjoy a few glimpses and details of my bridal bouquet, and come back in a couple weeks for gorgeous photographs from our professional photographer, Matt Lusk.

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New Anthology of Pagan Fiction!

New Anthology of Pagan Fiction!

It’s finally here! The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth was officially released today, and it’s now available in paperback through the Bibliotheca Alexandrina online store. It will also be available soon on Amazon.com and Amazon UK, as well as on Smashwords in a variety of ebook formats.

There’s more info available on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina website, but you can catch a sneak peek at the blurb and the Table of Contents here. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the up-coming Meadowsweet Book Give-Away and a chance to win a copy of the anthology for yourself!

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Dog Days’ Scuttlebutt

Dog Days’ Scuttlebutt

I’m getting married! In just over a month! (In 35 days, to be exact!) From the beginning, August promised to be a busy month of planning and preparation, and so far it hasn’t let me down. But it’ll all be worth it when my beloved and I stand together on that threshold where the three realms meet, exchanging vows before our gods and our kindred (both ancient and living) and pledging our love to one another. Plus, afterwards — pool party!

But rumor has it there are some other changes afoot as well. A new anthology of Pagan fiction, more hilariously rude Druid dinner conversation, stories and memes and contests … oh my!

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