In the Belly of the Stars

Link to original February arrives at the depth of winter in most of the Northern Hemisphere, when we live in the shadow of cold, rain and snow. Within February’s first few days lies one of the four high holidays — or sabbats — of the pagan calendar, called Imbolc in Celtic times. One of the … Read more

Were It So: For the Faithful (part 2)

By Eric Francis | Part 1 YOU KNOW, LIKE, DON’T THINK I’m not aware, if these pictures indicate that there was no airplane crash at the Pentagon, that it’s the biggest news story in the Whole Wide Universe. If this is so, don’t think I’m not aware that it’s being, well, ignored by the media. … Read more

Were It So (part 1): For the Faithful

Posted March 18, 2002. Revised March 22. THERE WERE NO MARTIANS. On the night of Oct. 30, 1938, back when mass media was still clutching its mama’s breast, we learned something significant about how public consciousness works when exposed to unusual, frightening news reports: most people will believe anything. War of the Worlds was a … Read more