Getting over guilt

I’ve had a rough time with this one lately. Anyone else? I don’t know if it’s the “obsessive thoughts” part of obsessive-compulsive disorder or the fact that I’m still kind of a recovering Catholic, even though I’ve partly returned to that faith, but either way, I am just haunted by guilt. Maybe the word “haunted”… Continue reading Getting over guilt


Daily Rite with a portable shrine

Recently I was traveling, and since I had a new portable shrine (a nice, handmade wooden box with a rose design on the cover), I thought I would take pictures and show you what I do when I’m on the road. (I couldn’t do this before, because what I was using before was an old… Continue reading Daily Rite with a portable shrine

Criticism of Religion · Kemeticism

Leah Remini, Scientology, and the experiences that define us

When I saw the November 16 issue of People magazine on the stands at my local pharmacy, I looked at the cover and thought, “Hey, I might be able to get a blog post out of this.” Sure enough, here I am. Despite being a science fiction fan, I haven’t read any L. Ron Hubbard,… Continue reading Leah Remini, Scientology, and the experiences that define us

Kemeticism · Unitarian Universalism

Why I quit the Unitarians

A few weeks ago, I attended my last Unitarian Universalist service. At first, the problem was that I was going to church more often than I was doing rite. Rite, my shorthand for Daily Rite (since I usually don’t do it every day, like I should), was coming second to going to church (a weekly… Continue reading Why I quit the Unitarians