Temporarily Abandoned Project

I have a problem.   I had an idea for an online course, based on my books (which are an outgrowth of my passion): teaching medicinal and magical herbalism together. I started writing it and made good progress … something like 70 pages...

Nail Fungus: Eew

Three years ago, I picked up a fungus under the nail of my pinky finger. Don’t ask me how, I don’t know. What kind of fungus? Don’t know and it doesn’t matter. It didn’t bother me unless I looked at it. Then, it did...

Practical Herbs 2: A Review

I’m going to preface my remarks by warning you: I’ve been a Henriette Kress fan for years and was thrilled to get a sneak peek at her new book. Practical Herbs 2 is as wonderful as Practical Herbs.  Down-to-earth advice for a variety...

Hallowe’en Rant

Warning: may be profanity-laced. I’m irritated. NB: I am not a historian. Just a somewhat-intelligent woman who happens to be a witch.   It’s that time of year … the media feels a need to talk to “real” witches...

Rainy Days & Mondays

Lovely wake up … rain soughing on the metal roof while a cold front breezed through the window that made my nose cold while the rest of me was warmly snuggled under the covers. Fresh hot coffee …  Maks and Mischa feeling energized...

Cat Nip

  (No, I’m not high in this photo. I have an overbite. And I forget my tongue sometimes. Wanna make something of it?) Meow. I’m Mischa and I’m hijacking DJ’s blog today to bring something of extreme importance to your...

On Privacy

Hello. My name is DJ and I have a problem. I’m addicted to privacy – especially Internet privacy. I actively dislike sites that offer something free … in exchange for my name and email address. I know if I give out my email...

Growing It Alone

Today I posted this picture on Facebook:   This is the one Calendula in two beds that has bloomed. None of the others have even budded, yet! And as you can see, there’s plenty of room between this one and its neighbor, although I...

Life – Connected

Not being able to get out into the garden much due to all the rain has given me a lot of time for reflection. Below is a magazine article I wrote several years ago that shows my ruminations: I live in the woods and frequently have city friends...

Freaky Friday

What a day! I had to go to a couple banks for clients & more importantly, drive 70 miles to the mall to do some shopping. I dislike shopping even more than I dislike cooking so you know it was something I really had to do. (And no...