Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

In Which One Midwest Man-in-Black Confers, Converses & Otherwise Hob-Nobs with his Fellow Hob-Men (& -Women) Concerning the Sundry Ways of the Famed but Ill-Starred Tribe of Witches.

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When it comes to hexes, there are two kinds: the nasty, and the really nasty.

Nasty: You should drop dead.

Really nasty: You should live for a long, long, long, long time....

...and be in unbearable pain the whole time.

So: Senate Majority leader “Mitch” McConnell has hexed us all with a stacked Supreme Court for the forseeable future. As hexes go, this is clearly one of the B variety.

Well, one good hex deserves another. To my mind, only one real question still remains.

A or B?


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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


  • Kile Martz
    Kile Martz Thursday, 28 June 2018

    While deserving of both A and B, (he would then have to become one of the undead to remain corporeal for a long, long, long time.), I am not so sure he is not already the next leader of a zombie horde.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Thursday, 28 June 2018

    O great: a troll in the White House, and a drow ( = draug, zombi, reanimated corpse) leading the Senate.

    What next?

  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham Thursday, 28 June 2018

    On June 19th I woke from a dream telling me to call on the gods of love, friendship and community to guard against trolling. Deities of love are easy to find, deities of friendship and community not so much. Tonight I asked my household gods to nurture the bonds of love, friendship and community in my town and the surrounding area. I'm a solitary worker so there may not be much oomph behind it, but if you want to get marigolds you've got to plant marigold seeds. Guarding against the beltway trollings is going to be a long fight.

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