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Remaking Mistakes

Over the past few weeks, I can't help but see that the Board of Directors for ADF (aka Mother Grove, MG) is going down the same path that caused major headaches only a few short years ago.  What I have seen is that once again, the MG is not living up to the reforms they stated they were making.  They are once again doing what they please, and not involving the membership in significant decisions for the organization.  They are also not approaching the membership with calls for resumes for open appointed positions, as they said they would.  I wish this was an isolated instance, but it has ha

Frith Forge Conference for Inclusive Heathenry/Asatru

Over the weekend of October 5 through 8 2017, over 30 people from around Europe and America met in Werder, Germany for the first Frith Forge conference.  In attendance we had leaders from 10 different countries (UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, United States, and Canada) representing 16 different organizations.  From my understanding this kind of event has been tried before, but it hasn't worked well, and hasn't attracted people from the Americas.

Canadian Oracular Seidhr

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being invited to Thornhaven to teach oracular seidhr to 6 Canadians, all women. The trip North was rather uneventful.  I drove up through the Adirondacks to reach the border crossing at Ogdensburg around 10 Friday night.  Easiest border Cristina I ever had as it was only me.  I arrived at Thornhaven shortly there after and spent a couple hours socializing before bed.


The wolf tried to catch Sunna once again. And once again, the human race came together and screamed, yelled, clapped, and made such a ruckus that she was able to escape the jaws of the wolf. Our keeper of days has survived! Hail Sunna!


Ok, I am admittedly late to posting this.  I was not near computer/TV over the weekend, and only learned about Charlottesville Sunday when eating a late lunch on the way home... and admittedly it wasn't learning much.  My first thought was "Thank the Gods we're not at war."  War with North Korea was the biggest fear Friday afternoon, the last time I saw news.  It wasn't until today that I got a chance to actually read about what happened and have time to write anything.

2017 ADF Election Officer Issue

The following is a copy of the email I sent to the MG along with ADF-Discuss and ADF-Leadership.  A link to this page was also shared on the ADF General Discuss group.  A new post will be made with any results.

It has recently come to my attention that our 2017 Elections Officer (EO), Bonnie Landry, was also running for office as NERD while also running the elections.

First, let me say I have no doubt that the results are correct, as she was running unopposed.  So, let us not go down that rabbit hole, I don't see a need for re-voting.

Adventures in Dyeing - Part 2

Consistent Blues

After I screwed up measuring the amount of dye needed for my first batch, I decided it was best to move towards measuring dye by volume.  Now I know this is less accurate, but it should be close.  My goal this time was to do 2 of the same yarn and see if I could be consistent and get the same color.


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