Starting Over

It’s been seven years since my last actual post here. That’s… a long time. I was going to spend a couple hundred words going on about cycles and new beginnings and things like that… but I’ve already done that. Back in February of 2007, I wrote a bit about Patterns, Cycles, and Choice. (And I […]

Harvest Moon

It is said, quite truly, that we reap what we sow. But what grows in a field isn’t always what was planted there. Seeds drift in from other places. Unexpected things pop up. Sometimes, blight or animals get in and eat seeds and young plants. Not everything we thought was going to grow, does. The […]

Justice, 18 Years Too Late: West Memphis Three go Free

Back in 1996, I saw a documentary that terrified me. It was the story of the murder of three young kids in a small Arkansas town. It wasn’t the murders that scared me, though. It was what happened after. There were three older boys arrested for those awful murders. The evidence against them? Questionable, at […]

On Demons, Evil Spirits, and Possession

Tonight, I kicked back and watched an ABC Nightline episode called Beyond Belief: Battle With the Devil. Sadly, as expected, I was less than amazed by it. It took things from the standard wacky Christian playbook that’s been around as long as I can remember (at least since the 80s), didn’t include any good interviews […]

Spinning Up, Getting Back on Track

Like many things, this blog kind of fell by the wayside over the past year or so. I’ve been more concerned with more immediate needs–like paying the bills, staying employed, and, somewhere in there, moving. When life gets crazy, it’s far too often our personal development and spiritual questing that falls by the wayside first. […]

Long Time Silent

Yes, it’s been a bit quiet here for a long time. But the winds are changing, the wheel turning, and I hope to be back on track shortly with all of this. I’ve been living in “interesting” times. Look for some reviews and writings in the next week or two.  

A Reintroduction

In life, it is always good to regularly take a long, hard, look at where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going. Regular re-evaluation of oneself is one of the common-sense keys to positive growth and self-knowledge. Often, that leads to the realization of a bit of change. Other times it makes clear […]

Time Warp

New monthly bit here. Just a quick note catching up and looking ahead. A kind of regular check and balance to make sure things are moving in some direction that vaguely resembles “forward.” Looking Back OK, it’s been very quiet here. Mostly because the mundane world has kept me more than a little busy. There […]

Before Dawn

The Winter Solstice once again finds me looking back on the past months during the wee hours of the night. It just so happens that this late December, the world around me has been encased in a certain amount of snow and ice. Enough to disrupt pretty much everything in the region. I’ve actually never […]

No Nightmare Because of Christmas

PC110022, originally uploaded by KierDuros. When Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas hit the screens, it very quickly became one of my all-time favorite holiday films. Mostly because it had my favorite holiday (Halloween, in case you can’t tell) blended in with the much more popular one. Mostly, but not entirely. The movie (if you haven’t […]