At this time of year, with a mix of sorrow and satisfaction, I murmur to myself, “Well, it’s been another fine year at the Witch Hatchery.”

This means my last year’s apprentices, in this case the elegantly named Betwixtian Frog Queens, are ready to take wing (broom) and fly.  I will miss them terribly, yet already a new group of apprentices is coalescing and the cauldron is beginning to simmer once more.

While teaching independent minded Witches and Pagans can best be likened to herding cats, I’ll take cats over sheep any day.  Each group–the next one will be my twenty-second–has [...]