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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.

Okay, rain break over

The piece I should have done Tuesday

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Building

Building takes effort. Even when things are not perfect, we cannot make them the enemy of our collective good. So I will take the lesson from my friends at their church about criticism, passive-aggression, building community and honoring vision.  And remain reminded that the festival I may visit, the coven I cherish, the artist I patronize and the author I read, can easily become what I visited, cherished, patronized and read because I didn’t do my part in the building….because I looked inward instead of forward.
— Manny Tejeda-Moreno, Shining like the Sun
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How easy it is to join

See, the internet is an equalizer of sorts. If I am in a "community," my statements have the same weight as the flakiest member who joined just last week. The chances of anyone sticking around and making that community actually worth something is inversely proportional to how easy it is to join.
— NeoWayland, Flake off
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Flake off

The Return of the Playgans

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Observing what others think of “Pagan Community”

Why is it that the noisiest ones get to define the community?

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Communities

You don't build communities by excluding people you don't like.
     — NeoWayland, Solitary
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Solitary

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

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Characters

Pagan isn't the important part

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Community and being a Proper Pagan

Another look at one of my common topics

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Terms of understanding

I know what to call Book People now

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Revisiting writing the book

“”The

Essays on writing have me thinking and remembering

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The Authority Problem

I'm willing to start at mutual respect. Not everyone is. That creates a problem.

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Groups

How many groups really are about the gods and the magick?

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On Being Not

The perils of using what we aren't to define what we are

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Harassment: Avoidance & Confrontation

Hopefully the first article under the NeoWayland byline

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Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

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