Diana Rajchel
differently Wiccan: Contemporary, Urban, Integrated

Archives: the Big Picture

On Sorority, on Fraternity

February 4, 2014 by di | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

This statement from some of the women on the Pan Hellenic council is more than just a breath of fresh air: it’s a “where have you  been for the last thirty years?” To be clear, I have never joined a sorority. I came from a household where I was frequently advised against them – they […]

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Supplies: Booster Rockets – is my SO one?

February 2, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

Hm. My partner is fantastically supportive of my work. He wants to support an artist, for whatever reason. That doesn’t necessarily make him a booster rocket – although he is certainly the president of the booster club. Actually, yes, he’s the fucking president of my booster club. He makes sure I have whatever equipment my […]

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Booster Rockets: Engagement

January 31, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

What has worked with me for booster rockets? With Alissa, a dinner once every month or two works well. With Tonya, we make appointments for Google Hangout – it usually ends in hysterical laughter. With Cynthia, who is quite good at helping me through the “what the hell was that?” reactions to human experience, seeing […]

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Booster Rockets: 5 Offers of Help I accepted in the last month

January 29, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

  It’s worth noting that this blog is highly asynchronous. “Last month” for me is from 12-2 – 1/2. To you, it’s likely you’ll read this in late January. It’s worth noting that in 2013 I just got a LOT of help from friends in general. An enormous, humbling, shocking amount. 1. My friend Jaime […]

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Supplies: 5 Fuse Lighters

January 28, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

Fuse lighters – popularly known as muses – are people that inspire you/get you all excited to create. There usually is a sexual energy to it, an attraction: most of the time, you are supposed to use this attraction to create, rather than, to, ah…create. This particular meditation is great for me. One of the […]

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Supplies: the Problem Minitiuarizers

January 27, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

Problem minitiuarizers are usually one-uppers. They always have a bigger problem than you, their pain is more important than yours, no one has ever gone through what they have gone through. In my experience, these are usually women – and their intent is more directly non-benign.  In men’s case, they are completely unaware of how […]

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Supplies: Why I’m not trying the new Lug Bolt

January 26, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

Past failures. This year I really want to do more fiction submissions. Any fiction. Science fiction. Erotica. Thrillers. That spy novel. The rewritten nanowrimo story that turned into a study on alcoholism – one wherein I set a cast of male characters in a Chick Lit novel. Unconsciously. But I haven’t because I used to […]

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Supplies: How my Lug Bolt Satisfies Me

January 24, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

My current, best lug bolt is blog writing. It does satisfy me by giving me a place where I can publish my writings/work with immediacy. I used to keep diaries with the fantasy that they would be read after my death – so I always made sure I named names when I felt someone was […]

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Supplies: My Booster Rockets

January 23, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

I am blessed with a lot of friends that really do give me an amazing boost with their faith in my ability to create: Jaime Dawn Cat Lisa Tonya Xiane Angelique Alissa Jill D. Jill F. That is definitely not all of them. I have amassed a collection of truly rare and stunning female friends. […]

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Supplies: Wanted Skills

January 21, 2014 by Diana Rajchel | Comments Off | Filed in the Big Picture

  Wanted: More dancing, maybe a performance or two thrown in. Burlesque preferred; bellydance acceptable. More sense of fun and cameraderie. A good laugh while working once in awhile. Stronger, publishable fiction highly desired. Some zine writing – and the courage to do so – also preferred.Filed under: Supplies

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