Monthly Archives: October 2004

Witch girl and cat

I was staying with an old Oakland Public Library buddy of mine, Doug, and his daughter Ingrid. Doug and Ingrid have a new cat, Margalo. I brought some of my ritual garb for the Spiral Dance that evening and popped … Continue reading

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My impending trip to the Island of Stone Money

In less than a month, I will arrive on the Island of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. For those interested in the planetary coordinates, Yap is 9:30:52 North latitude and 138:07:46 East longitude and is 520 air miles from Agana, … Continue reading

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Barking Dogs

So it's 0300 Hawaii time again, Insomnia is my friend, and I just finished Tsuguya Sasaki's latest post from Jerusalem about his barking dog problem, a common complaint if you are unfortunate to have neighbors in close proximity. It seems … Continue reading

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Insomnia

If you told me 10 years ago that I would indulge my occasional bouts of insomnia by reading about a Japanese-born Hebrew linguist's life in Israel (as reported in his weblog 'Reflections-Schmeflections') I would have said you were crazy. But … Continue reading

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The approach of Samhain

Samhain approaches at the end of the month. Am I ready for it? Samhain (pronounced sow-en, the Celtic word for 'summer's end') is a major, if not THE major, holiday in the Pagan calendar. Some of you might know the … Continue reading

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