Unintended Identities

When I first started out on my vegan experiment, I promised myself that if my health should ever start to fail on account of my new plant-based diet, I would stop and find a better way. Getting going was a little slow at first, especially as I had to master new ingredients, and more importantly, how to cook with them. Eventually, I was confident enough to start making more complicated dishes and...

Gifts

Today is Boxing Day, officially called a "bank holiday" it was the day after Christmas when the servants of the rich were given their bonus and given time off to go visit their families. Though I am neither a servant in the strictest definition of the word, nor am I a tradesman, I am taking the day to relax and reflect on the year and recuperate from a busy two days. I am not predisposed to like...

Reflections & Musings: Retrograde Redux

I It's been a long time since I've updated Inspiring Liberation. I've been struggling with a case of creative constipation and an allergy to feeling scrutinized. This was supposed to be fun, a hobby even. These past months it has felt more like a chore. Pretty dumb to have a blog then, huh? I'm sure you've seen how people treat each other. Just go to your favorite store and stand in line....

Magic: Playing a Long Game, Part 1

This story begins on Winter Solstice of 2010. For the first time in almost 400 years (the last one in 1638), there was to be a total lunar eclipse on the same night as the solstice. At the time, every aspect of my life seemed to be in a funk. Depressed, unemployed, and with Canadian immigration plans stalled, hitting the reset button seemed to be the best way to help get life out of the ditch. I...

Practicing Polytheism: A 30-day Challenge Day 7

On her blog, A Forest Door, Dver has challenged Polytheists to write about their religious practices for the month of September. The blog post https://forestdoor.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/are-you-up-for-the-challenge/ and the John Beckett's post which is referenced, are both worth reading. It has been months since I last wrote a blog post, let alone a series of blog posts, but I felt like...