Tales, trials, and travails of a former dirtbaggy adventurer doing his best to raise his child to become an Earth-loving heathen princess. Kids and nature sort of thing, with an MG style twist.

Bambi Skull

Tracking Down Bambi

by Charles Clayton July 10, 2012 Pagan Parenting

We’ve all seen it. Cute bunnies. Cute skunks. Cute birds. Cute deer. The whole gang of them “twitterpating” just off camera when the sap starts rising each spring.

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Elsie reading

Pagan Page Turners

by Charles Clayton May 15, 2012 Pagan Parenting

Like most of you, my wife and I are avid readers, and we’re doing our best to instill our daughter with an appreciation of books, poems and most anything else printed on a page

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Family Yurt Trip

Family Yurt Trip

by Charles Clayton March 8, 2012 Pagan Parenting

When some friends with a child the same age as ours suggested we spend a long weekend together in a yurt in the South San Juan Mountains, we were game.

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Going to Hell in an Easter Basket

Going to Hell in an Easter Basket

by Charles Clayton January 19, 2012 Pagan Parenting

When I was growing up, I always felt a bit sorry for the Jehovah’s Witness kids I went to school with.

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The loss of innocence

Die, Bambi, Die

by Charles Clayton November 1, 2011 Pagan Parenting

The final catalyst for the big, unwanted epiphany was nothing less than that innocence destroyer known as “Little House on the Prairie.”

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A Tale of Two Freebox Towns

A Tale of Two Freebox Towns

by Charles Clayton August 15, 2011 Pagan Parenting

Taos and Telluride have common ground to be sure, but their Freeboxes are very different, and each is a symbolic microcosm of the town itself.

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Far From Home

Far From Home

by Charles Clayton July 18, 2011 Pagan Parenting

It’s summertime and we head out of our high desert homeland toward a variation on a beach-front time-share hotel somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean. This time it’s the Florida panhandle, the “Redneck Riviera,” near the nexus of Alabama, Georgia and the Sunshine State.

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A Primer

A Primer

by Charles Clayton May 26, 2011 Pagan Parenting

At this point in my life, 400 days from turning 40, I’m not a big believer in religion or any unseen world. Except when I’m hanging out with my daughter, a three-year-old ball of golden-haired fire.

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