A 21st Century Homemaker's Castings on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Whatever Necessity Requires

An Open Letter

Dear Family, Friends & Readers, I will not be at liberty to write for some time.  I am not at liberty to share the details of the what and why.  … Continue reading

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The Power of the Powerless

In the aftermath of bigotry’s coup d’etat in North Carolina, I am deeply saddened to hear many friends express the sentiment that perhaps it is time for them to leave.  … Continue reading

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Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out & Incorporate

So I’ve been doing my effing federal and state taxes.  I use an online prep site.  It makes it easier, but it still takes time.  First I have to be … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mrs. Sparkly’s & Liebster Awards

I always prided myself on being the person who defied the dire predictions of a chain letter and bravely took the consequences of its death at my hands.  So I … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pixie’s Killer Mac & Cheese

There is perhaps no other recipe that makes me feel more like a revolutionary in the kitchen than this one.  I grew up, as I trust many of you did, … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Rock On

Hear me that I love a dance!  Simply ain’t nothing else on this earth like live, from the source music.  I’m partial to a full electric sound, with the vibrations … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walnut Cake by Mail

Okay, so to start I’m going to confess I’m a long-time criminal.  Yup, it’s true.  The last time I committed the crime was December 20th.  It happened at the counter … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Light that Binds

On the Winter Solstice I participated in a dawn Yule Ritual that celebrated the magical transmutation of dark to light.  As the sun rose glittering like a ruby over the … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

It All Comes In So Fast

This song will not leave me be this week.  It’s demanding to be heard in my kitchen, my car, my inner ear.  There is something in the primal, raw beauty … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 1 Comment


I typically keep myself far away from the daily news cycle and heard nothing of the tragedy in Connecticut until my husband appeared home early from work to hug our … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing Irish Potatoes in the North Carolina Piedmont

When it comes to potatoes, aren’t we all a bit Irish?  I adore the earthy orbs, baked, boiled, steamed, or fried; and I’d be quite content to eat them for … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 7 Comments

Garden Authority

It has been too long since I held communion with the Green Realm.  Around these parts, it is a quiet time.  Only the evergreens remain to add their chlorophyll ease … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Go Boldly Into the Gray

My first two words as a child were this and that.  My folks tell the story as an example of how even at age one I knew what I wanted.  … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

What My Friend Joe Taught Me

To this day I still have the high school nightmare.  It’s a simple dream.  There I am back in Hopewell Valley Central High, rounding the corner past the cafeteria and … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

On the Elevens

I dig the number 11.  Reminds me of those two ancient pillars, Space and Time, and me living in between. I like seeing it show up on my digital clocks, … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment


When I was a little girl, I believed my Grandpa James was a great wizard.  If I woke up early enough while visiting his beach home, and I crept quietly … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

Let’s Play Vote!

I grew up in a great little neighborhood in a sweet little town in Central NJ.  On my block alone there were four other families with girls my age.  We … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Down the Shore

My heart is in Jersey this week.  It’s the place of my birth and the roots of both my adopted and biological family trees intertwine in the soils there.  Since … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Warming Fires

My husband is a first responder for wildfires.  With the nights turning cooler around these parts, we’ve had several dinners and family evenings interrupted by fire calls.  I’m accustomed to … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Freeing Seeds

I will never forget the first time I watched Grandpa Jack deadhead a marigold and scatter its seeds.  It was a flat out miracle.  I took high school biology, so … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Magical Engineering

I am a Witch.  I study in the Reclaiming Tradition and also with Sage Goode.  Locally, I am a member of Dragon’s Cauldron.  I have never hidden that I’m a … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thoughts from an Unrepresented Voter

Yes, I did it last night.  I watched the U.S. Presidential debate.  I told myself that if I became too irate I could simply turn it off.  In the end … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

It is my intention . . .

. . . to post weekly on Fridays. So mote it be! Now of course, this doesn't mean our relationship with Time jives . . . .

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