Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer hiatus end at last!

Hello friends.

It's been a few weeks since I last posted in this blog, and mostly this is due to haveing been away for much of July at the Brushwood Folklore Center, and then being busy or beaten down by ennui since my return! Ennui may be too strong a word; I had a bit of post-festival, post-camping depression, which was not helped by the solid week of rain that occurred when we got home, after having already lived through a solid week of rain before that. Yes, Starwood was wet, horribly so. I may yet post a review of it and of Sirius Rising on Witchvox, so stay tuned...I did get some lovely photos!

Just to let you about a couple of things I'm up to...

I'm organizing a Samhain/Hallowe'en/Hallows ball/dance/costume party (it will have a definitive name soon, promise!) this fall, hoping for October 24th, in Albany. I haven't reserved the space yet but am hoping it will take place at the Woman's Club of Albany, who have a gorgeous Edwardian mansion on Madison Avenue, complete with a ballroom, verandah, fireplace and beautiful furnishings. I've created a new blog for the event and for what I hope will be future events...

I've been wanting to get some sort of pagan events happening in this area, mainly because there is so little going on here. The two main local groups seem to have a bit of a witch war going on, and the city itself doesn't seem to have any centrally-located events happening, not after the demise of one space in my neighborhood. And many of the local pagans seem to live outside the city and don't have much reason to come in. Well, I have been trying to work on that. I started a Pagan Night Out a few months ago, and it's been relatively successful. I've also created a blog for that as well, to keep folks informed of any events.

And finally, my friend Byron Ballard and I have created a new blog that may speak to many of you: Pagan Foodies! Hope you'll visit us there and share your own thoughts, experiences, cravings and recipes!