Trans Day of Remembrance 2022

So many brief candles,
So many deaths to mourn,
So many names upon our lips,
Each year a litany of names.

Their unique and perfect beauty
Crafted once by time and circumstance
Snuffed out too soon
Calling out for justice.

Write their names among the stars
Write their names on the wind
Etch the loss into the stones
Until the world changes.

Review: Cultish

This book is an excellent overview of the languages of cults, and what attracts people to them. One of the most significant aspects of cults is the …

Review: Cultish

I’ve reviewed this book over at my Changing Paths site, which is a resources site for my forthcoming book, Changing Paths, which will be published in 2023 by 1000 Volt Press. Do give me a follow on there to get news and updates of the book.

Occult Clerihews Challenge

The Occult Clerihews Challenge! Write a Clerihew about a famous occultist (and post it in the comments or link back to this post so I get a ping-back).

The only rule of clerihews is that they have four lines with an AABB rhyme scheme, and the first line ends with the subject’s last name. I’ve bent the rule slightly because it’s hard to find words to rhyme with Gardner and Valiente. Clerihews don’t have to scan, nor be a complete biography of the person they’re about, and they’re comic rather than serious.

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