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From the Troth list, appropriate to now...

A curse on "Saint" Padraig - may the lowest regions of the Underworld hold naught but misery for he and his ilk. May he be denied rebirth into the clans of his fathers, and may he be tormented forever by the sure knowledge that he tried to forever divorce an ancient folk from the gods and goddesses of their land, and enslave them as mere sniveling scions of a foreign desert deity.

I got some news for ya, Paddy boy: ya failed. We're back.

The mighty peoples of the North have persisted, retaining for centuries the memories of our ancient and hallowed troth, even if in reduced form as faeries, banshees, elves and "wee folk". But we remembered. And now we're joining with other folk or the North, South, East and West to reclaim our heritage and our birthright - no more slave gods for us!

I'll be wearin' the red today, Paddy, in memory of my ancestors who died resisting the siren call of your false and wicked god. And I shan't rest until he's driven from the North, and sacrifice and feast, boast and toast, is once more offered openly to to the gods and goddesses that made our lands proud and free, as they were before you sailed from foreign shores to corrupt them.

Rot in Nifelhel, Paddy. I'll be toasting your tormentors!

Daithi MacRae Haxton

(who, lest you be unfamiliar with the name, certainly has the ancestral credentials to lay a curse such as this ...and who gets some real Irish up every March 17th)
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Hey I thought "Dirty Jokes and Beer" was a pretty funny book...

You are 53% geek
You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you'll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you're a technical geek, you'll be able to afford it, too. If you're not a technical geek, you're geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don't date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You'll constantly try to out-geek the other.

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Because I can...

Only because I can in these United States... that is until George the Second decides to erode that civil right...

God bless my underwear, pair that I love.
Stand inside them, and guide them,
To the hips that are waiting above.
From the washer, to the dryer,
To my camp pack, onto my rear.
God bless my underwear, my only pair.
God bless my underwear, or I'll be bare!

You know it's been too long since you've been camping with a bunch of 8-12 year olds when you hear the tune, and those are the words that come to mind...

In all seriousness, a column that Michael Graham, who I agree with only on occasion, put out matched my thoughts on the current situation the US finds itself in perfectly.

I wonder, would that nice little song, the parody of that beloved song of the Southern Redneck Patriot, be as offensive to the White House, as in need of smoothing over, as this nonsense over the very much called for political cartoons?

It makes one wonder, and so I've had that song running through my head all day... if for no other reason than in this revamped mix of Nixon ethics mixed with McCarthy paranoia and trampling of civil rights, it is likely the only place I will hear it for a while.
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Another quiz to fill the time....

You scored as Darius. You are Darius. And you rock my socks off. Following in Cyrus' wonderful footsteps, you continued to follow policies of complete religious and cultural tolerance. This way, the diverse peoples you ruled were able to live together under your Achaemenid empire. You did this with good organization, which further increased your success. Your empire was by far the greatest the world had ever seen during the 5th century BC.

To learn more about Darius, click here: Darius



Wang Mang






Alexander the Great


Ashoka Maurya




Yu of China


Liu Bang


Chandragupta Maurya


Han Wudi


Sargon of Akkad


Qin Shihuangdi




What leader of ancient/classical history are you?
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Things You'll Never Hear a Pagan Say

"Shall we have an open ritual for all the men?"
"Face it - menstruation is just a bloody nuisance."
"The earliest cultures were patriarchal and peaceful."
"Sorry, I can't come to the ritual tonight. My husband's ill."


"Hang on, that doesn't make any sense!"
"Nope, too weird for me."


"No cider for me, thanks."
"Oh I couldn't possibly sing that! I'm too embarrassed!"

Gerald Gardner:

"Actually, we'll skip the scourging for this ritual..."
"For Gods' sakes, put your clothes back on!"
"Nah, I made it all up."

New Agers:

"Hello, I'm a New Ager."


"That card means you're going to die!"

Applies to all Pagans (or almost all, or at least those who consent to have it apply to them...):

"Nah, let's not go down to the pub tonight. Is there anywhere else we can have a moot?"
"Everybody here on time? Yes? Good."
"You know all those recent cattle and horse mutilation crimes? That was us."
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I support Denmark...

I support Denmark in their fight for free speech. And in all honesty, having seen the cartoons, I think they are pretty valid indictments of their terroristic campaigns in the name of religion. I honestly don't see how any Pagan, Heathen, or any other religion for that matter, can support the Middle Eastern Muslim Theocracies in this.

I support Denmark's Fight for Free Speech!
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If there is someone on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal
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So it wasn't the last post... found this a few days ago, and wanted to record it somewhere...

To be a male Pagan is to love and be loved.
To be a male Pagan is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a male Pagan is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a male Pagan is to change the world around you, and yourself.
To be a male Pagan is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a male Pagan is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a male Pagan is to honor the Gods, and yourself.
To be a male Pagan is to BE magic, not just perform it.
To be a male Pagan is to be honorable, or nothing at all.
To be a male Pagan is to accept others who are not.
To be a male Pagan is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a male Pagan is to know the ways of old.
To be a male Pagan is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a male Pagan is to follow the moon.
To be a male Pagan is to be one with the gods.
To be a male Pagan is to study and to learn.
To be a male Pagan is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a male Pagan is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a male Pagan is to live with the earth, not just on it.
To be a male Pagan is to be truly free!
--Author Unknown

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Short entry today...

I've been trying to keep up with this journal a little better than I have in the past, but today is going to be a short entry.

GEO201 Exam today, cramming last bits of a European Map into my head and the like, but should do okay. If only the Soviet Union hadn't collapsed, this would be a whole lot easier. Darned Block Countries and Former Soviet States. On the plus side, half of them I remember only because I am  something of a student of history, and so know where Romania, Latvia, and the like should be.

HIS101 Exam on Sunday. Yep, Sunday. At home test with a time limit that has to be taken between 6AM and Midnight on Sunday. Should be a breeze though.

I did fairly well on the HIS201 Exam, missed a map question, and so got a 99, instead of a perfect score.

On other fronts, the dog we are taking from my mother-in-law is supposed to be coming today. I haven't decided if I am going to go for a lead for the dog, who has been used to running loose now, or if I am going to go ahead and let her run free in the back yard. Either way, there is licensing to consider, so that will have to be taken care of.

Kids are doing well, just laid Morgan down for her nap, Meg is learning new words each day, and Moni, outside of a few problems with Math, is kicking asses and taking names in her schoolwork.

Becca is feeling a bit frustrated at work, but that *may* be alleviated some if she sees a bit of improvement in her position (i.e. promotion), as the result of all of her above and beyond work. If they don't promote her, I suspect she won't be long for the job, as it would prove that they were only playing carrot-and-stick games with her.

That's about it really. Enough of the break from cramming; back to work.

Robert Seeker-After-Patterns
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    Leave's Eyes - Elegy
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New Update...

Well, it can safely be said that I've stabilized after getting the heck off of Paxil. Here is why.

Have you stopped beating your wife?Collapse )

On other fronts, the kids are doing well, and I am about to move my mother-in-laws household by myself, to finish cutting ties with the Greater Brother, who has betrayed the family line, and finally gotten himself outlawed as well. He schemed to gain control of the land when trusted, and has attempted to enforce his will, and see to his own good, above and before the good of the clan.

That's about it really. My own life is good, and I can see where the gods have led us thus far, and am glad for their warding and guidance. Fainings and the like are well done and well received from all evidence for my own family, and the pruning that I've seen as necessary for many moons is finally being done, though the process by which it is being done could have been more gentle the net effect is the same.

Robert Seeker-After-Patterns
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    Emerald Rose - Three More Drops