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- A Letter To My Daughter - Wren
I took part in a very powerful "rite of passage" when I was 15 years old. Truth be told, I didn't even realize it at the time. After all, I was 15, in the throes of intense teenage angst over something or another and absorbed in w ... Posted: April 30th. 1998 Views: 60,968 - [ Full Article ]
- A PumkinHead in the White House - Wren
I was sitting here this morning listening to XTC when it hit me. A few lines from the "Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" by Andy Partridge refused to leave my mind. As I hummed them under my breath, I finally got it. The reason that th ... Posted: February 6th. 1999 Views: 26,297 - [ Full Article ]
- A Real Bad Day For Witchcraft - Wren
Supreme Court Strikes Down Religious Freedom Restoration Act!June 25th, 1997 c.e.With a few strokes of the judicial pen, the Supreme Court today crossed out four years of tolerance toward minority religions. ... Posted: June 29th. 1997 Views: 24,318 - [ Full Article ]
- A Real Reason To Vote - Wren
Think that Gore is a bore? That Bush is really more of a shrub? Love Ralph, but really don't know enough about his politics? Buchanan, a loose cannon? When you size it all up, are you left wondering why you should even vote at all ... Posted: June 25th. 2000 Views: 22,542 - [ Full Article ]
- A Time for War, a Time for Peace and a Time to Browse the Bookstore - Wren
Sometimes you just have to take a break. After I convinced myself that the world would indeed go on if the television went off, I shrugged off that guilt and headed out the door. The sun was warm, the air was cool and the walk ove ... Posted: October 22nd. 2001 Views: 12,515 - [ Full Article ]
- A Wonderful Piece of News - Wren
TWV wants to share with you, dear friends, a long anticipated letter from the Internal Revenue Service that we received this week. (dated -- August 2, 2000)"Based on the information supplied, and assu ... Posted: August 14th. 2000 Views: 10,993 - [ Full Article ]
- The Aftermath of Columbine High School - Wren
The tragedy that occurred at Columbine High School yesterday affected us here at TWV very deeply. Horror, depression, outrage, shock and disbelief became intermingled with empathy, compassion, tears and sorrow as the scene unfolde ... Posted: April 5th. 1999 Views: 24,923 - [ Full Article ]
- Beating A Not-So-Hasty Retreat - Wren
Those of you who believe in or follow astrology probably already know that Saturn and Pluto are currently engaged in a bit of a tussle. Looking around our very small apartment last week, one might surmise that those planets ... Posted: April 15th. 2002 Views: 11,240 - [ Full Article ]
- Behind Enemy Lines - Wren
Remember the 'new normal' that we were all supposed to get used to after 9/11? Well, I hope that you didn't get too used to it because everything is about to change again. Monday is the final deadline for any diplomatic sol ... Posted: March 17th. 2003 Views: 13,999 - [ Full Article ]
- Breakfast Will Be Served In Fifteen Minutes... - Wren
It all started with breakfast, a Jon Katz column and the sad realization that here was no cheese in the refrigerator. Picture Hamlet exclaiming, "My kingdom! My kingdom for a slice of cheese!" and you may get an inkling of the kin ... Posted: February 6th. 1999 Views: 17,011 - [ Full Article ]
- Building a Circle of Trust - Wren
Greetings Witches, Wiccans and Pagans,It was one of those moments that can take a person by surprise. It happened -as this type of thing often does- when Wren wasn't even looking. In fact, it all began with an accident. La ... Posted: June 11th. 2001 Views: 13,638 - [ Full Article ]
- But What Will People Think? - Wren
I went on a health kick about fifteen years ago and, during what I can only describe as a fit of utter insanity, I decided that weight training was the way to go. So about $300 dollars later, I had a bench and a nice set of spin-o ... Posted: August 12th. 2002 Views: 15,960 - [ Full Article ]
- By Their Furniture, Ye Shall Know Them - Wren
My backside is reminding me of something that I have known for quite some time now: ostentation is not very comfortable. In this particular instance, the offense came in the form of an antique Victorian sofa. The back was ramrod s ... Posted: October 7th. 2002 Views: 16,247 - [ Full Article ]
- Caution: Restricted Area - Wren
What's so bad about a little truth, light and healing? As concepts, I'd say that these ideals have a lot going for them. As words, they describe some of the noblest strivings of mankind. As spiritual goals, they have challenged us ... Posted: January 26th. 2003 Views: 16,807 - [ Full Article ]
- Cleaning Out The Junk Drawer - Wren
Everyone has one. It is that dark and hidden place where the old batteries go to die, where every pen and pencil that you own slinks off to hide from you and where dozens and dozens of strange- and too often pointy- items lurk men ... Posted: March 25th. 2002 Views: 13,008 - [ Full Article ]
- Community Power Who Holds it? - Wren
Why YOU are more powerful than you may know!Welcome back everyone,For many of us, this past weekend (in America) was a celebration with family and friends. A time to give thanks and share a meal. Like many o ... Posted: November 29th. 1999 Views: 10,848 - [ Full Article ]
- Community Thoughts on Tempest Smith - Wren
"I feel a great sorrow for the death of the young Tempest and can relate to the childish torture that peers can subject others to when they do not understand, are afraid or are just plain ignorant. Most of my life was spent in a c ... Posted: March 26th. 2001 Views: 17,276 - [ Full Article ]
- Compelling without the Yelling - Wren
My morning routine doesn't vary much. I usually scuffle out to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of coffee, flop down into my easy chair and do nothing else until the caffeine kicks in. I know from past experiences that if I try to d ... Posted: March 3rd. 2003 Views: 14,257 - [ Full Article ]
- Confessions of a News Junkie - Wren
I confess. I am a news junkie. I am addicted and I am not seriously looking for any treatment. I don't remember exactly when it was that I finally took that fateful and deciding 'hit' that pushed me over the brink and transformed ... Posted: December 3rd. 2001 Views: 10,572 - [ Full Article ]
- The Consistancy of Change... - Wren
It seems of late that just about everyone is talking about either how much things have changed (heave heavy sigh here) and/or about how much things really have to change (heave heavy object here). Some folks think th ... Posted: July 8th. 2002 Views: 10,991 - [ Full Article ]
- Control-F - Wren
Like many Americans, I have been busy researching my family tree of late. The key word here being 'late' as most of my research is conducted between the hours of one and five a.m. Fritz affectionately kids me about being a vampire ... Posted: April 1st. 2002 Views: 11,956 - [ Full Article ]
- Coping with Grief - Wren
Greetings Friends,The death of Matthew Shepard had a great impact on many, many people: People from all walks of life, people from very different religious backgrounds and beliefs, people whose lifestyles, sexual preferenc ... Posted: November 19th. 1998 Views: 16,898 - [ Full Article ]
- Cramming It Down Our Throats... - Wren
"It's for your own good." At least that is what I tell Ruby each time that I have to cram more of the unpalatable gruel mixture down her throat. And since that little exercise in syringe-work occurs at three-hour intervals around ... Posted: December 2nd. 2002 Views: 16,877 - [ Full Article ]
- Damned if you do and Damned if you don't - Wren
Greetings Witches, Wiccans and Pagans,After reading The New Romantics th ... Posted: April 9th. 2001 Views: 13,408 - [ Full Article ]
- Declaring Your Personal Independence Day - Wren
Greetings Witches, Wiccans and Pagans,Wren recalls the first time that she ever went to the beach by herself. She was twenty-five years old. Of course, she had gone to the beach bef ... Posted: July 2nd. 2001 Views: 11,724 - [ Full Article ]
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