Reblogging my most recent article at the Pagan Activist blog, Sacred Vision in which I try to reconcile my belief in secular ethics with a spiritual approach to life.
I’ve been writing for Pagan Activist for almost two years, and in that time I’ve barely mentioned Paganism, other than to say that my awe at the cycles of life and death has informed the way I look at Gaia, Demeter, Persephone, and Artemis.
Reblogging my most recent article at the Pagan Activist blog, Why We Care About Cecil in which I try to unpack the nation’s reactions to the news about the lion Cecil and my reactions to their reactions.
I’m writing to share a huge success story. A larger success than I ever imagined. Last year, 400 million fewer animals were killed in the U.S. than in 2007. That’s more lives saved in America than there are American citizens.
As a vegan I would love to take credit. But it’s not just vegans and vegetarians; in fact it’s not even mostly us. Most of those lives were spared by people who are simply eating less meat. It’s a known trend that as societies get wealthier they demand more animal products, but that trend is being reversed in the U.S.
My second post on the Pagan Activist blog. This is my post for Imbolc, the Celtic day of celebration for the goddess Brigid. One of the things she rules is inspiration. I talk about how activists can be more inspiring and less snooty. Of course I tie it into veganism, but it applies to just about any cause you're passionate about.