The Trickster

Loki the shapeshifter, one of the Æsir, is probably one of the most complex and controversial gods in the Nordic pantheon. According to the Edda, he teases his fellow gods and goddesses, insults them, wreaks havoc, and then makes amends and helps repair the damage. In spite of his malicious…

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Afraid of the dark

I had planned to write this blog during the holidays. The theme has been bouncing around in my head since the Winter Solstice. I kept postponing the moment to sit down and write: until after the cookies were baked, after the Christmas visits had been made, after my trip to…

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And so it is

The massage therapist pushes and pulls at my leg and bends my knee. At my yelp of pain, he shakes his head. “This looks serious. What have you been doing with yourself?” What I have been doing is exactly what I tell everyone (friends and clients alike) not to do:…

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Cleanup

Outdoors, the beautiful spring weather is calling to me. But I’m up in the attic, in the middle of a big cleanup project. I open box after box and decide what I really want to save and what can go. Most of these boxes immediately disappeared into the attic when…

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