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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Robin Hood (AKA Son of Herne)

Steals from the rich, gives to the poor


 Don't Forget to Blame Mitch McConnell for the Coronavirus Crisis | Vanity  Fair

 Mitch McConnell (AKA "Gravedigger of American Democracy")

Steals from the poor, gives to the rich



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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.


  • Jamie
    Jamie Monday, 10 October 2022

    Mr. Posch,

    You are the man! I am a huge fan of Robin of Sherwood! I always associate ROS with the Fall season, because that's when I first saw it decades ago on American TV.

    So right now, like almost every Fall, I'm watching a bunch of episodes. Nothing is forgotten...nothing is ever forgotten. Best. Robin Hood. Ever.

    The juxtaposition of Herne's Son with the "Gravedigger of American democracy", is totally appropriate. Mitch McConnell isn't a fun-to-watch TV villain, like Nickolas Grace as the Sherriff of Nottingham.

    Mitch McConnell a real-life villain, scarier in his own way than an evil clown from a Stephen King novel.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Tuesday, 11 October 2022

    I've borrowed your epithet, Jamie: thanks!

  • Jamie
    Jamie Tuesday, 11 October 2022

    Mr. Posch,

    I so wish I could take credit for it, but McConnell was given that title by Holocaust historian Christopher Browning.

    The only poetic justice here is that when you google, "Gravedigger of American democracy", you only see Moscow Mitch's face.

    Thanks again for referencing ROS. More Pagans should be aware of how great this show is, for all its perfectly human limitations.

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