The Ascent

I have written before about my struggles with exercise and body weight. Unfortunately, I must report that my love affair with weightlifting did not last; I lifted for three months and then quit. My reasons for quitting are complicated and layered: I started feeling lonely going to the gym by myself all the time, I […]

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A Feast to Welcome Autumn

My Midsummer celebration earlier this year was fantastic: Friends gathered, the kitchen filled with dishes for our feast, and libations of blood-wine seeped into fertile soil. I left the party feeling joyful, pleased with our rituals, and looking forward to the next holiday. But as Alfarblót approached, I felt less and less inclined to plan […]

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