Spell to Mitigate a Hurricane

I see a lot of spells out there for drawing rain or even brewing up a storm, but in this era of devastating hurricanes year after year, sometimes what you really need is the opposite. I crafted this spell for weakening a hurricane as Florence threatened the Mid-Atlantic coast.  Continue reading “Spell to Mitigate a Hurricane”

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is a story for anyone who prefers fictional worlds over the real one, who struggles with social anxiety, family troubles, and adjusting to new experiences. It is a story about Cath, whose mother left when she was little, whose father suffers from mental illness, and who may not be quite ready for all the changes in her life that going off to college will bring. Continue reading “Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell”

Wiccan Holidays: Mabon the Fall Equinox

Wow, these seasons have really blown by. I started introducing the Wiccan holidays of the Wheel of the Year back in the spring, and now it is already autumn! The first day of fall, as marked by the equinox around September 21, is known to Wiccans as Mabon. Continue reading “Wiccan Holidays: Mabon the Fall Equinox”

Book Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

My friend introduced this novel to me me as a take on dragons where they hoard books instead of treasure. While that ended up being just a minor facet of the intricate world Hartman built for her characters, I think it set the tone quite nicely. Dragons here value logic and knowledge. But do those traits mean they should embrace humanity? Or quell it? Continue reading “Book Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman”