We spent the week at several tech events around Ann Arbor and Detroit including DevOps Days Detroit, and one theme that emerged very quickly was this: increasingly, business looks to tech leaders to help them understand how to handle crisis whether it’s data breaches or culture shifts, because tech has been dealing with these issues for years and tech now influences every layer of business.
No secret I stopped blogging about spirituality a while back as part of my green living writing because the increasing tensions in U.S. politics led to a sharp uptick in online harassment that was time consuming and exhausting to deal with as an author and journalist online. It didn’t have to be about contentious spirituality–as we all know online harassment is now about just about everything–but being a woman and an indie author writing about spirituality in fiction, AND a green living blogger while cutting off abusive family and being stalked by several people has turned into a pretty worn tale of harassment and nonsense. So… why did I go and write an article about the rise of witchcraft and Druidic paganism in the U.S.? So glad you asked. I don’t know. I suppose it’s just one step in that journey of evaluating multiple forms of meditative process that many spiritual traditions rely on for their worship or connection to Source or the higher self’s intuitive guidance–a piece of discovering the common ground I was seeking among spiritual and energy healing traditions that I could pay forward to help people balance their lives physically and emotionally with no religious strings attached. But then you go and say the word witch and the whole room drops. Oh well. Here it is. As the old cartoon says: “We are siamese if you please. We are siamese if you don’t please.”