The Green Altar
The Green Altar is a blog about art, Tarot, gardening, and life on the edge of the woods in the Great Lakes region.

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Mar
26
A small yellow daffodil with two thin green leaves in the middle of a thatchy grass lawn.

On the earliest spring of my life

The groundhog's verdict is not a solution nor a bypass for the climate crisis, and yet I've allowed myself to find some solace in the superstition.
2 min read
Dec
18
Introducing The Green Altar

Introducing The Green Altar

A new name for this blog and non-social-media landing spot for all of my internet sharings–this time, with no expectations for publishing.
3 min read
Dec
12
[Poem] Jacob is wrestling with the angel

[Poem] Jacob is wrestling with the angel

A poem about my cat and also about god
1 min read
Oct
04
A yellow swallowtail butterfly perched on the cone-shaped center of an echinacea purpurea flower with pink petals.

On Mary Oliver and Missing Witches

This week on the Missing Witches podcast, you can hear a bit of my writing on Mary Oliver's poetry and what it means to me.
13 min read
Jul
20

Weekly Waxing #2

Broccoli, zinnia, a devastating novel, an invitation of invasive plants, and (regrettably) a book about New Yorkers.
4 min read
Jul
13

Weekly Waxing #1

So here I am, humbly returning to the public page after a few months away, with greater clarity about the shape and purpose of this writing project in my life—as well as a Rumsfeldian reminder that I don't know what I don't know.
5 min read
Apr
11
Goose, a black longhaired cat with yellow-green eyes, lying on the second story of a cat tower.

A eulogy for Goose

This post contains mentions of pet illness and loss. Please take care of yourself while reading. ❤️
4 min read
Apr
03
Seven purple crocuses blooming around the base of a tree, amid fallen branches and old leaves.

Perennial Watch 2023

On the earliest perennials, the Fool, and easy listening for younger millennials.
5 min read
Mar
20
A single white crocus blossom with a bright yellow and orange center, blooming beside a few brown oak leaves and twigs.

On the Spring Equinox and starting seeds

Hello and happy Spring Equinox! Today is the astrological new year, as the sun moves from introspective, dreamy, existential Pisces to the extraverted, here-and-now, fiery sign of Aries—and a happy Aries season to my one true love, who turns 27 at the end of the month. ❤️‍🔥
5 min read
Mar
13
An aerial view of a jam jar with a handful of violet flowers inside. They are in shades of purpblue-purple, lilac, and white.

On violet syrup and mowing down the meadow

Today I have for you some musings on spring's growth, mowing the lawn, and making a simple syrup with violets. Thanks for reading!
6 min read
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