Author Archives: Luna

Some Considerations for the Coming Year

It is okay to not engage in figuring out what other people are thinking. It is perfectly acceptable, even, to not try and control what they are thinking. Trying to control other people is insanity, really. You do not want … Continue reading

Posted in Ruminations, Spirituality

A Quick Thought

Nothing quite compares to an evening with the extended family, having buffet-style foods (of which I eat very little) and playing silly games, ringing bells and listening to Christmas music. I am not a Christian, but my parents are and … Continue reading

Posted in hometown, Ruminations

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies

I told an untruth recently. Not here, elsewhere. On a forum. A toxic place that I keep finding myself going back to after walking away for months or years at a time. Like when you break up with that person … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality, tough love

The lure of competition

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the tendency of people to compete, even when it seems like an inappropriate time to do so. Perhaps compete isn’t the right word, but there appears to be a general mood of defensiveness … Continue reading

Posted in Ruminations, tough love, writing

Practicing non-attachment

It’s been about 2 weeks now, since Mr. Luna and I moved ourselves and our kitties out of my in-laws’ rec room and into our own apartment. We’d been there since the end of February, and that was quite enough … Continue reading

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Jesse Lee Ross

And now, because I want to promote the artists local to my region, here is Jessi Lee Ross and her beautiful ambient music:  

Posted in hometown, music

Reconnecting With My Landbase

In 1997, I was 24. I married the man I’d already been living with for nearly 5 years and together, we set off for San Francisco, California, like lots of people my age were doing at the time. The economy … Continue reading

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Fear-based Living (or Why I Don’t Watch TV News)

It’s supposed to storm real bad today. Going out tonight? Well be careful. These are just some of the phrases favored by my mother-in-law, who is an inordinately fearful person. I’ve never met someone so afraid of the world as … Continue reading

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I take the middle path

There has been a lot of discussion (and argument and frothing at the mouth) about the state of being paid for creative works. At least on the Internet, there is. Confrontational posts appear on Craigslist, in the music sections, imploring … Continue reading

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Paganism as Studied via Social Media

I want it to be clear that none of what I write in this blog is in the spirit of “this is the way it should be done” outside of my own practices and experiences. I see a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality, tough love