An interview with an Appalachian songsmith

IRONSBURG, Tenn. – Whether he is tending the land on his farm in the mountains of eastern Tennessee or performing his songs at a Pagan gathering, Louis Garou is a man who is truly grateful for all that he has and all that he can do. “Every morning, without fail,” he explained, “when I wake up I thank the Goddess, and whatever wayward god that might care, for all the blessings I have received. And the biggest blessing is living on this land, in these mountains.”

 

He refers to himself as, “just a witchy, mountain farmer,” and he takes his calling as a steward of the land seriously. “It is a privilege and a responsibility to care for this sacred ground.

Tuatha Dea Daughter accepted to Prestigious Summit

GATLINBURG, Tenn. –  Every year the Ambassador Leadership Summits organizes four summits. Three of them emphasize leadership, one at UCLA, another at Harvard Law, and another at Yale. The fourth summit is at Johns Hopkins Medical for future health care professionals. This year a young community leader and future physician, Sarah Faith has been nominated by her algebra teacher, Ms. Watson, to be eligible to attend. Sarah Faith is an honor student at Gatlinburg Pittman High School.

Column: Honoring My Ancestors without Visiting Their Tombs

Pagan Perspectives

Today’s column comes to us from international columnist Alan D.D., who writes to us from Venezuela. In addition to writing for The Wild Hunt, Alan is a journalist, blogger, and novelist. También está disponible en español. The Wild Hunt always welcomes submissions for our weekend section. Please send queries or completed pieces to eric@wildhunt.org.

Columna: Honrar a mis ancestros sin visitar sus tumbas

Pagan Perspectives

Hoy, Alan D.D., unos de nuestro columnista internacional, nos escribe desde Venezuela. Además de escribir para The Wild Hunt, Alan es periodista, blogger y novelista. Today’s column is also available in English. The Wild Hunt siempre dará la bienvenida a escritos para nuestra sección de fin de semana. Por favor envíe sus preguntas o piezas completas a eric@wildhunt.org.