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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.


To divide anything into what should be and what is, is the most deceptive way of dealing with life.
     —Jiddu Krishnamurti



But we are the Blessed, the God-touched, the ones who walk between the worlds. I honor my Gods as Elder Relatives, not as saviors or rulers of my soul. It's the difference between fear and love.
     — NeoWayland, Of gods and men


Warriors dance

Soldiers March. Warriors Dance.

Soldiers Act. Warriors Choose.

     —Kerr Cuhulain


An amazing place that proves Divinity

Just look at those amazing clouds.

Fire dance

Paganism has it's benefits.

No one

pagan festival season       waning gibbous moon       breezy

There are no saguaro cacti in my high desert.

Oh sure, in the southern part of Arizona, the saguaro is all over the place. But around my desert, you'll find pinõn pine, juniper (desert cedar) and scrub cypress. There are cacti, but not the saguaro.

Near Flagstaff, the pinõn and the juniper give way to ponderosa pine. The air gets thinner, the soil blacker with more volcanic ash, and the lightning storms much more frequent.

In case you're wondering, from the Sonoran desert to my high desert is about three hundred miles. I'm not sure how many climate zones you cross. The plants and animals from one climate zone can't always live in the others.

When I was a kid, we had swarms of bats. Oh, nothing like Carlsbad Caverns, but still a respectable swarm. But I've not seen a huge swarm of bats in my desert since the 1980s. Things changed.

People are like that too. Some people thrive in cities. All that culture, all those clubs and restaurants, all that shopping, just amazing stuff all the time. Then there are those who thrive in rural settings, closer to the natural rthyms. For others it's the fellowship of small towns. Different individuals thrive in different places.

But there is no ONE place where everything thrives.

Nor should there be.

Think about it.

The way that the planet copes best is to have as much sheer difference as possible. We don't know what combinations work better. We have no way of telling BEFORE we try it out. Sure, experience can give us a leg up. Wisdom can help. But we never know just what amazing thing is around the corner.

That holds with biology. That holds with ecology. That holds with religion. That holds with politics. And that holds with economics.

Live and let live.

Works for me.


Poetry in the bath

That's not a ballpoint pen she's holding.


Eakins explored nudes in much of his work.

I'm taking my dreams back

We can make things better tomorrow. But not if we limit ourselves today.

Raise your eyes above your feet.

Raise your eyes above the horizon.

Raise your eyes to the STARS.

That's where we need to be.

I'm taking my dreams back. You can share them if you want. But don't buy into this sacrifice "for the greater good."
     — NeoWayland, Why does your enlightenment demand that I sacrifice?



However heroic the virtues of the saint may be, the scoundrel has a bit of the hero in him too.
     — Richard Smoley, "Choose Your Saints Wisely," Gnosis No. 24, Summer 1992


I already have.

Do I think I can change the universe? I already have. Can I make it better? Maybe.
     — NeoWayland


☥ ❝You saw a hurting you could help…❞

You saw a hurting you could help and did something about it. Without stopping to count the cost. That's what love does.
     — Zenna Henderson



I made a tiny piece of the planet something that it wasn't before.

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