I helped start a writers’ group awhile back, and one of the prompts we had involved writing transportation. Since I’d also been reading The Goldfinch and been inspired with the characters, I decided to use this prompt to develop one of the characters in my book, Reincarnating Pandora.


Loki despised air travel in the same way a boxer loathes a right hook to the jaw. It hurt, but it was part of the job. Being Lord over the realm of chaos meant airline passengers, flight delays and luggage loss fell strictly under his domain.

Many people thought it fell to Hermes or Meili, but anyone who’s taken a cross-continental airplane flight during December can attest to the madness that comes over the masses as they’re wanded through security and enter the gates of entropy. [click to continue…]


I realized recently that I have a load of new posts out on other sites, if you’re looking for more of my writing. I figured I better hook you up with this list on the weekend, so you can sit down with a nice cup of coffee, relax and take your time with it.

weekend reads

  • 3 Tips for Building Wealth — Understanding your money and how it works can greatly change how you relate to it. Think of it like you would a good friend or a partner. Things aren’t going to go well in your relationship if you don’t learn about each other.
  • 3 Reasons to Carry a Water Bottle (that aren’t money or the environment) — So why would you carry a water bottle, adding extra weight and talking up space you could be using for other things? I’ll give you three good reasons.
  • How to Be More Optimistic — Before that I used to think everyone should be an optimist, but I don’t think that’s really what we should all be aiming for.

If you like any of these, please share them with your friends. I am always looking for new readers. If you have any ideas for articles or would like to trade blog posts (yay for guest blogging!) email me.

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A few weeks ago I celebrated Lammas, which is a Pagan holiday honoring the beginning of the harvest. You can think of it kind of like a witch’s Thanksgiving.

Except in addition to looking over the year and saying what you’re thankful for, you also consider what sacrifices you want to make to honor the Universe (or whomever you think helped you out).

behr thanksgiving

There’s also a LOT less baking, since it’s celebrated in the heat of summer.

A lot of people aren’t really keen on the whole idea of sacrifice and witchcraft. I know for a fact that if I used those two words together around any of the folks I grew up with, I’d get a lecture about how I’m flirting with the devil, witches kill babies and virgins, and yada yada yada. [click to continue…]


3 Fun Ways to Rock Venus Retrograde

venus in retrograde August 11, 2015

If you’re feeling like things are weird lately, and not always good weird, you’re probably picking up on the fact that Venus is retrograde, which means it looks like, to us on Earth, she’s moving backwards in the sky. While it’s technically not true (although I’m sure in some Universe planets do move backward and […]

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7 Really Good Reasons to Visit Finland

healing waters of finland August 4, 2015

Oh my goodness, ladies and gents. I seriously have a public service announcement. Last week we headed off to Finland, and I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into. Adventure time! What ended up happening was a lot of fun, foraging, exercise and relaxation. I write this post with a plea: Go to Finland. You will […]

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How to Develop a Sense of Adventure

ireland adventure July 28, 2015

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ~Henry Ford There is, for some unknown reason, a great fear inside me of The Same. To me, it’s basically doing the same thing over and over until you die. No change. Death by repetition. This is why even when […]

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Life’s Investments — How to Make Conscious Choices

how to make concious choices July 21, 2015

I wrote this in 2011. It’s 2015 now, and I just found the draft. I figured I would share. It helps to reflect: What were you doing four years ago? How have your opinions changed? Imagine yourself young (maturity-wise, not number-wise) and a little lost. You’ve gotten past some of life’s hurdles, or as some […]

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5 Ways to Handle Your Drinking Dream

message dreams about drinking alcohol July 14, 2015

I had a drinking dream the other night, and OMG it felt so real. I was with an old friend, staying at her house on vacation. I woke up panicked — the last thing I remember was us just drinking, glass after glass of wine and shots. I blacked out and threw up on her wood floor and […]

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Wanna Get Rich? Talk About Money

money flies July 7, 2015

If you hate articles about finance, bear with me. This one might change your mind and your life. Please give me five minutes. Today I read that about one-third of Americans are above the poverty line but can’t handle a $400 emergency. And as much as I’d like to say, “Wow, how can that be?” … […]

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Summertime’s Berry Lovely Cookie Cups — Easy Gluten-Free, Vegan Dessert

gluten free dessert teaser July 1, 2015

When I think of wealth, a few things come to my mind. I envision fresh flowers in every room. Images of salt-water swimming pools and Spanish-style houses in the sun float through my brain. And I see berries. All kinds of berries. And since it is hella-hot out there for many of my friends both in […]

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Summer Solstice Service

fire June 24, 2015

The rage of a much older woman smolders inside me — an anger so fierce it burned itself into my DNA. And I’m going to process it. Deal with it. Release it so this world is lighter for it. And I’m lighter too, my fire free to burn more brightly in my name. I wonder […]

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