Author Susan R. Kagan on Wiccan Ethics, Writing, Decluttering, Politics, Activism, and Why NOT to Be a Puritopian
Susan R. Kagan was born and raised in a small town in Indiana, from which she fled for more cosmopolitan environments as soon as she could. She is the author of Ruxandra, a supernatural historical fiction novel about the granddaughter of Vlad the Impaler and the nonfiction book Basic Wiccan Ethics: Avoiding a Perilous Path. Susan is a Third Degree High Priestess associated with Bee Hive Coven. From her home in New Orleans, she speaks with Wendy Sheridan on discovering the need for a Pagan book of ethics, creative imagination, creative procrastination, politics, exercise, organizing (in the community and the house) and why it is essential that we #VoteBlue. Listen to this frank and fluid conversation between longtime friends. And if all else fades from memory, remember this advice: “Don’t be a freakin’ Puritopian!”
Later in The Geekscape segment, Wendy and Robin Renée talk about the exploration of friendship in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Season 4. If you haven’t watched it yet and plan to, let this serve as your MAJOR SPOILER ALERT. At the top of the show, the 3 Random Facts explain Vienna’s culture tokens offered for CO2 reduction, give some Valentine’s Day history, and mention the U.S. states and territories that hold caucuses (Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Wyoming, Guam, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa). Later in the News segment, there’s the State of the Union, the very much cooler LGBTQ State of the Union by Billy Porter, and the dates of the upcoming Democratic primary elections. Robin and Wendy also talk about their experience attending the PFLAG Queens NYC Annual Awards Reception & Luncheon, where Robin accepted the Brenda Howard Memorial Award for bisexual activism. In a quick Rewind, Robin shares some thoughts by Kevin A. Patterson on “Men Have Feelings, Too (Episode 41 Redux).”
Things to do:
Watch She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix.
Read about Lupercalia.
Check out Wendy Sheridan’s monthly giveaway on the Wendycards Facebook page.
Book a Robin Renée concert.
Cover art by Wendy Sheridan