I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.
—Joan Didion, “Why I Write” (1976)
I’ve been in love with the written word as far back as I can remember. The power of words to reflect and create reality, to transmit thoughts and feelings from one mind to many, has been a central element of both my personal life and my professional and academic lives. I’ve been a copywriter, an editor, a technical writer, a scholar, a ritualist, a liturgist, a theologian, a philosopher, a poet, and a storyteller, and a songwriter for an indie rock band. (No, really. There are photos.)
My first book, Outside the Charmed Circle: Exploring Gender & Sexuality in Magical Practice, will be published by Llewellyn Worldwide on January 8, 2020. You can preorder it from Amazon for print or Kindle (US or UK).
My devotional piece “A Prayer to Aradia, in the Wake of Charlottesville” appears in the Revelore Press anthology The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance.
In my ongoing blog at Patheos, Outside the Charmed Circle, I write about gender, sexuality, magic, witchcraft, devotional polytheism, philosophy, politics, geeky pop culture, and my ongoing obsession with Stranger Things.