Organizational Des’tai

Originally published on March 18, 2004 on http://wanderingpaths.bravepages.com

“They Were Elves Once”
– Saruman, in Lord of the Rings

“I want to help.”

“I want to contribute something to the community.”

“I want to give back to the community.”

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Change is Coming

Originally published on March 18, 2004 on http://wanderingpaths.bravepages.com

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.”
-T.E. Lawrence [1888-1935]

Change is coming. How many times have we heard those words before, in the kin community? It is a common prophecy, stated by both the newly awakened and those who have been awakened for some time. Often it is interpreted to mean that magic is coming back. Sometimes it is interpreted to mean that a magical war is coming. Sometimes it’s just interpreted to mean that those of us who came from Elsewhere will be going Home. But always, those words are spoken in one form or another. Change is coming.

This time those words are right.

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Abusive Situations

Originally published on September 26, 2003 on http://wanderingpaths.bravepages.com/

Abuse. It is a powerful word, which evokes an immediate reaction when it is used. It carries with it images of battered women, molested children, people who have forever been scarred by the things which were done to them. Few people would acknowledge it as a word which is unfamiliar to them. But do people really understand the full extent of what abusive situations entail? For the purposes of this article, an abusive situation is defined rather simply as any situation which is destructive to one or more of the people affected by it. This destructiveness can take place on many different levels, ranging from something as concrete as physical harm, to something as subjective as emotional harm, or even to such things as mental or financial harm.
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