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Why Everything?

This will be a short blog post today because I have to get ready to teach my summer school class, non-profit financial management, that starts tomorrow. It is a marathon course. We do an entire semester's work in five long, eight-hour days (Fri-Sat-Fri-Sat-Fri) but it is also a lot of fun. Anyway, why did you get up this morning?I hope you realize that life isn't designed to be fun and games and its not a life-time pass to an amusement park. Life is designed, and we designed it this way in our…See More
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Finding Your Perfect World

Graduation at the university where I'm a professor just ended and I'm sitting three floors above the dell looking down at the graduation crowd and reflecting on the last year.Early in their senior year many of my students realize that their lives are going to change. They are 22 years old and have been in school since they were 5 and all of the sudden classes, school activities and friends aren't going to be the center of their world.  They want to know what's next and what do to.In a perfect…See More
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Am I Making All This Up?

Probably the most common question that I am asked when I teach shamanic journey workshops (I like to call them "playshops") is "What if I am making the whole thing up?" That's a very good question. It is quite common to feel like you are creating your journey with your imagination, because you are. Well sort of.I expect that when we journey part of our soul travels to the other world and part remains in our body. In essence, our soul bilocates. The part of our soul that has left ordinary…See More
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Why Everything?

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 10:52am 0 Comments

This will be a short blog post today because I have to get ready to teach my summer school class, non-profit financial management, that starts tomorrow. It is a marathon course. We do an entire semester's work in five long, eight-hour days (Fri-Sat-Fri-Sat-Fri) but it is also a lot of fun. Anyway, why did you get up this morning?

I hope you realize that life isn't designed to be fun and games and its not a life-time pass to an amusement park. Life is designed, and we designed it this…

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Why Practice?

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 9:51am 0 Comments

I was working on one of the questions in Third Degree comprehensive final exam this morning and this got me thinking about the need to practice what we know.

Have you ever seen someone's book collection with shelf after shelf of books that have never been read? The collection might be impressive but it is also useless.

Magical knowledge is not given to us nor do we collect it so that it can gather dust on a shelf in our minds. The key to being a real Wiccan, a witch or a wizard…

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To Be Or Not To Be

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I was working on the essay questions for Lesson XI in the Third Degree course. One of the questions asked about charitable donations and that put the wheels spinning in my little brain. You see, I have a PhD in accounting, am a CPA and I teach the Taxation of Individuals and Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships courses on the university where I'm a professor.



Some mistakenly believe that for all charitable contributions to be tax deductible they must be made to Internal…

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Finding Your Perfect World

Posted on May 12, 2018 at 10:39am 0 Comments

Graduation at the university where I'm a professor just ended and I'm sitting three floors above the dell looking down at the graduation crowd and reflecting on the last year.

Early in their senior year many of my students realize that their lives are going to change. They are 22 years old and have been in school since they were 5 and all of the sudden classes, school activities and friends aren't going to be the center of their world.  They want to know what's next and what do…

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