Winter Dispatches
December 24 - Creators Realm - Jelly 20

Winter Wish

It’s the morning of Winter Wish Eve. In a few hours Nori and I will be hosting a Winter Wish party at Zell’s Place. But this morning is a time for remembering as I have done for the three years since arriving in the Creators Realm. For many, Winter Wish

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February - Creators Realm - Jelly 19 - Two Sea Serpents with Rainbow Hearts

Love Dragons

It was Candy Hearts Day. The second one to have rolled around since I entered the Creators Realm, but my first one since I started seeing Nori. I was sitting in front of an ancient desk engraved with symbols. My Creation Book was opened in front of me, and I

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February 02 - Cratersville - 9th Grade - Zany Topper with Tulips

Rodent Prognostication Day

Happy Groundhog Day! The day when gobs of otherwise reasonable people, gather in the cold, awaiting that magical moment when a quaintly garbed gentleman pulls a bleary eyed rodent from its burrow in order to prognosticate if there will be an early spring or not. I first discovered this quirky

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Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

This time of year, I contemplate the darkness—not only of the winter world, but of the darkness that too easily ensnares our souls. Loneliness, hopelessness, anger, envy, hate—these emotions are all part of the human condition, yet they don’t have to rule our existence. That’s why I propose, as the

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Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

In the Wanderlore Grove, when the days grow short and cold, we light candles for the Winter Lights Festival. This festival is a lot like Hanukkah of yore. All the celebrations and festivals of the Wanderlores are based on ancient rites and rituals. Since I’m a Wanderlore by birth, but

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Believe

Believe

Believe in the goodness of others Believe in your inner worth Believe things can be better tomorrow than they are today Believe in the Magic that makes life worth living Believe people can grow Believe you can overcome Believe things can change—even if everyone doesn’t awaken Believe the Magic is

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