~Full Moon Rituals and Sister Witches~

I write on The Experience Project as well as here on Ralphie’s Portal. Our dear high one “Ralphie” has asked me to post this story here on the portal. I wanted to preface this story by clarifying what EP sisters are, (Experience Project sister witches and friends) Now, here you are~. It is one of the supreme […]

~My Sunrise Incantation~

Birdsong and a fine black cat Here I sit where I’m at The trees are lit with glowing gold Waiting stories that must be told Coffee and cream held in my hand Before me sunshine, mountains and land Let me consider over this day What tunes to hum~ What words to say? Let me gather the glow […]

May Day~Beltane~

On April 30 into May 1st we Pagan types celebrate Beltane.  Beltane is a fire festival honoring the return of the earth’s fertile phase. Beltane is most usually celebrated around the fiery fingers of a robust merry bon fire and dancing beneath a colorful maypole.  I have read that “back in the day” the fertility […]


This little kitten was discovered in an old lawn building that belongs to one of my childhood friends. He was found in a cold dark corner alone, his nose was  raw from rooting in the dirt, his eyes were still tightly fused, his umbilical cord was still attached, he was clearly a new born, he was hungry, […]

~Wet Wind~

It is midnight, I raise my east window, to find that it is raining hard out there tonight. This witch’s home is filled with soft music and candle light, the dogs snore. My body is tired but my mind isn’t ready for sleep, my spirit is at peace. An alert black cat named Salem just climbed onto […]

Full Moon Musings

Someone is firing a gun Somewhere Someone is teasing the keys of a piano Somewhere Someone is writing a best seller Somewhere Someone is laughing Somewhere Someone is starving Somewhere Someone is scared Somewhere Someone is pushing a broom Somewhere Someone is playing Somewhere Nuns are sleeping Somewhere Rosaries tangled in their fingers In their […]

Mountain Mamma

I am a proud West Virginian. I grew up here and I live here. I have lived other places further north and further south. I’ve visited New York City; I’ve also visited the west coast. I’ve been around this country. I’ve seen a little bit of this and little bit of that, but West Virginia […]

Ostara-Spring Equinox

Bunnies and lambs frolic in the glen Sunlit earth, turned once again Shoots and buds show smiling faces Native greens now take their places Sparrows and Robins busy at their nests The forest is alive with feathery chests Warm the ground, bless the seed Give us Goddess all we need Dance and sweep Chant and […]


  Awareness comes with age; this is yet another motivation to rejoice these mid-life years.  Mindfulness, consciousness, and responsiveness are discoveries that embrace me within the reassuring arms of perpetual renewal and daily amazement. Every day I find myself pondering some novel state of being that I totally missed in my youth.  More than once […]