The Bear Hunt

As most of you are certain to know, I have a couple of kids. How can you miss that fact, I bring them to ritual all the time, daughter likes to take roles in the rituals, etc. In fact, pretty much since the first ritual I showed up at, Imbolc 2011, Robin has been talking to me about bringing the kids up to an ADF Festival called "Harvest Nights." This festival is organized by the Charter Oaks Grove in Massachusetts and they specifically encourage people to bring kids. SO, we went this year; it was over the past weekend. This is sort of my report about that event.

The origins of Halloween

Last Sunday, I accepted an invitation to speak during the "Feast of Fools" open mic event at Catland. The theme of the night was appropriately enough, "Halloween". While the other speakers were aiming for stories of regaling the macabre, I chose to get nerdy and academic. I was given fifteen minutes to present and having been preparing for the Halloween parade, Samhain ritual and the upcoming season in general by reading, I was able to give a pretty decent talk.