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Episode 10 – Celestial Seesaw

March 20, 2012

Welcome to Episode 10 of Dining with Druids! We’re your hosts, Alison and Jeff Lilly.

In tonight’s episode, “Celestial Seesaw“, Ali and Jeff take a deep breath and plunge back into podcasting after a crazy-busy seven month hiatus, reflecting on the sacred pause of the equinox and sharing a few stories about their wedding (woot!), their cross-country move (woosh!) and their volunteer work as naturalists-in-training with the Seattle (woohoo!). Ali ponders the future of Paganism in a post-church world while using inappropriately awkward sports metaphors, and Jeff makes a few exquisitely bad jokes that you won’t want to miss. We also announce our new podcast project and how you can get involved and help support your favorite rude Drudes!

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Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for exciting changes to come!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2012 2:49 pm

    welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. johnfranc permalink
    March 20, 2012 10:11 pm

    It’s kinda cool – and kinda odd – to hear you discussing my blog posts. I’m very glad they were thought provoking. I think you did a very fair job of presenting my arguments and explaining where we differ.

    I think if we had been having this conversation in person we wouldn’t have ended up talking past each other. I totally agree that what we should pass on to future generations of Pagans are our rituals and our techniques of facilitating mystical experiences. Buildings aren’t necessary for that.

    But buildings make a statement – not that it’s important to pass down a building, but that we expect to be around long enough to make use of a permanent structure. It’s the same thing as old people planting fruit trees – they wouldn’t do it unless they thought someone would be around to eat the fruit.

    Glad to have you back podcasting!

    • March 27, 2012 11:35 am

      John, thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts! ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree that if we’d been talking in person, some of the confusion would probably have been alleviated. Maybe once Jeff and I are a little more tech-savvy, we could have you on the podcast as a guest sometime! Next best thing to sharing stories around a campfire. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • johnfranc permalink
        March 27, 2012 7:50 pm

        I’d be honored to be a “live” part of your podcast some time, if you were covering a topic where I had something to add.

  3. March 21, 2012 3:24 pm

    I was so sad when you said this was going to be the last episode. You scared me! Fortunately this is not really so. After the demise of Standing Stone and Garden Gate, I do not want to loose this podcast. Besides … you promised me a story in Jeff’s Texan voice so you owe me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • March 27, 2012 11:37 am

      Never fear, we’re sticking around. And we’ve already decided on what Jeff will be reading in his Texas voice – so look for that in the premiere episode of our new podcast!

  4. Chet (White Hall, MD) permalink
    March 27, 2012 6:09 am

    Great to hear you guys again, excellent episode! You are always thought provoking and research your topics, unlike some podcasters that just ramble away (you would not believe some of the things I have heard on podcasts…like one that said if it was summer solstice in the northern hemisphere they were not sure it was winter solstice in the southern, they would have to google that to find out. Really?)
    Anyway, looking forward to the new format, but stay “real” also. Don’t get to pre-formated in your conversation that it sounds too scripted!
    Happy belated Equinox and glad you like Seattle. I was out there for work a few years ago and I loved it. I’m still way over here in Maryland which used to be your neighbor state ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 27, 2012 11:41 am

      Thanks, Chet! I’m glad you liked the episode. No worries – we’re definitely going to stay real as much as we can. Our plans our basically to do a bit more research and organization ahead of time, so that we can cover a wider variety of topics on a regular basis, but we’ll still be talking off-the-cuff about them (scripting would just take too long!). I’m also looking into how we can incorporate some music into the show, so it won’t just be us yapping the whole time interrupted by the same old loops from Garage Band over and over. So… hopefully only good things to come! But keep listening and tell us what you think, that’s how we can keep making things better. ๐Ÿ™‚

      (We’re loving it out here in Seattle, though we’re a bit miffed that while the rest of the country is having unseasonably warm spring weather, we’re the area having unseasonably, unreasonably cold weather – with snow! Hopefully we’ll be seeing some of that nice mild spring we’ve heard so much about soon, though.)


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