The Truth of the 1950’s Housewife

As a traditionally feminine woman who strives daily to perfect that stereotypical image of the 1950’s housewife, I have to deal with a lot of different things. Unfortunately, one of those things includes a large number of people regularly degrading my favorite decade at every conceivable turn- especially when it comes to my interest in trying to emulate that. Continue reading “The Truth of the 1950’s Housewife”

We Justly Take By Force: Macha and Vengeance

While playing Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited with a friend yesterday, I came across a rather poignant bit of dialogue during a quest. It smacked of Na Morrígna, and a conversation I stumbled across on Tumblr a while back- during the course of which an assertion was made that some of these figures (most notably The Morrigan herself, and Macha) were not only Warrior Deities, but were Goddesses of Justice. Continue reading “We Justly Take By Force: Macha and Vengeance”

What it Really Means to be Ladylike

Ever since I began researching Beauty (and later Febas), and its role as a spiritual Virtue in Irish Polytheism, I’ve become sort of entranced by the idea of ladyship; I’ve given it a lot of thought over the last year, and I’ve come to several conclusions about it. Most notable among these conclusions, is that the concept of ladyship that we subscribe to today is about as far removed from its historical employment as a tree is from a frog. Continue reading “What it Really Means to be Ladylike”

Genuine Communication and the Role of Negativity in Relationships

It’s been a while since I wrote on anything related to the Traditionalism I originally built this blog around, and for that I apologize. Things haven’t been easy over the last year, but i’m hoping to get back into the swing of things soon- starting with talking about something that bothers me quite often concerning some (unfortunately) fairly common relationship advice.

I’ve touched on it before briefly, but after reading a different article today I’ve decided to remove its mentions from the original posts, and talk about it in a single one; it’s an important topic that I feel needs to be addressed a bit more in depth than in passing mention. Continue reading “Genuine Communication and the Role of Negativity in Relationships”

Healing the Land

Watching the Environmental Restoration group work on the field across the street this week has brought up an interesting line of thought for me; it’s posed some interesting questions about how I view the Fae in relation to the land, and interactions with them- questions I want to pose to the rest of you. Continue reading “Healing the Land”

Resurrecting the Irish Gods: Fliadhais

As an Irish Polytheist, whenever I try to learn about my Gods I tend to look towards the lore before anything else. On another hand, however, it is impossible for me to separate the Gods from both my heritage and the landscape around me. As a result, not only am I exploring Lore and reading their stories in order to understand them… But I am also exploring my state and imagining how the Irish would have seen their Gods in our Landscapes had their native Polytheistic faith survived and made the journey with them.

I have shared some of these discoveries on Tumblr when I was still active, but now I want to take a deeper dive into it and really hash it out- starting with Fliadhais, a figure who has been bothering me quite a bit as of late.

Continue reading “Resurrecting the Irish Gods: Fliadhais”

From Orchard to All Out Homestead

When it came to what what my Husband and I wanted to do for the rest of our lives, we really struggled with making a decision; first we wanted to move to Florida. Then we wanted to (and almost did) move to Kentucky. Then we inherited 30 acres from my Mother-in-Law and he wanted to stay here. Then we wanted to move to Florida again. We’ve never really been able to make up our minds, but I’m happy to say that we finally have! Continue reading “From Orchard to All Out Homestead”

[Recipe] Coconut Fever

Sushi has always been one of those foods that I just can’t ever get enough of. The best roll I’ve had, though, comes from a place called Kyoto’s in Stillwater; the Okinawa Roll (as it’s known there) combines Spicy Mayonnaise, Coconut Mayonnaise, tempura fried shrimp, and a few other ingredients into what is quite possibly the most delicious combination of sweet and spicy that I’ve ever tasted. Continue reading “[Recipe] Coconut Fever”