May Day / New Column


The tipping point toward summer is here, yet there was frost on my windshield this morning. Brrr. But the buds on the trees turned into leaves in the course of the weekend I was gone.

Speaking of pagan holidays: I’m pleased to announce I’m doing a (paid) bi-weekly column for the four times-a-week newsletter, the Daily Spell. I’m writing about medieval magic for this general audience of people interested in magic and witchcraft. There’s been a bit of confusion with the starting date, so I didn’t realize the first column actually appeared April 17, page 3. The latest column appears today on page one (and two). It’s great to be able to share my learning with a wider audience than just academics. I like the discipline of a regular deadline, and you never know what ideas something like this will spark.

However you celebrate, enjoy the day and be careful around the bonfire. The Nick Lowe review coming soon — short version? You so wish you were there: he kicked ass!


  1. And a Happy Beltaine to you!!!

  2. K. A. Laity says:

    And to you! Hope it’s lovely down in CT — it’s a sunny day here (if not too warm yet).

  3. Gene K. says:

    As usual, I’m the last to know about Kate’s latest achievement. CONGRATS!!!

  4. Elena Steier says:

    Congratulations! The articles are fabulous! There wouldn’t happen to be any medeival spells of protection against invading dandelion hordes, would there?

  5. K. A. Laity says:

    No, but there is a good dandelion soup recipe…Thanks, Elena!

  6. The Queen says:

    Excellent articles, Kate – congratulations!

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