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or, across the ferny brae with the evil voodoo celt

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Still brain-dead from FSG this year, so things will be a bit disconnected, but still:

monsteralice could make it this year, which of course made things 100% better (not that last year was bad, but still).

We had a wonderful group in our cabins this year. I was really glad to have bishop_fuzzy back, and there were several new folks who had a wonderful experience. That meant a lot to me... FSG is very dear to me, and I love to see new people interacting with the spirit that we first encountered/incepted over a quarter-century ago.

Had some very intense and important conversations. In some ways, that is what makes FSG for me, even more than workshops or concerts or anything like that. FSG is a place where people can get what they need, and that means communication with other festival-goers as well as more mystical experiences.

I laughed more than I have in a long time. There are some seriously demented folks in my tribe-of-choice. Hail humor!

The UToS ritual was once again most awesome. I am very fortunate to be in that group, and have the opportunity to make that kind of magic and serve the spirits and the community both. When we were singing and dancing the power up towards the beginning, I felt like I was about six inches above the ground... so happy, so proud of us and what we are doing.

Had an acupuncture session, which was incredibly relaxing at the time, and seemed to clear out my energetic channels or something like that- it made the UToS ritual much more interesting. Definitely a positive experience.

I managed to avoid most of any staff drama, and did my job well without obsessing about it. Got all the radios save one back with minimal stress. Tom S, the FSA prez, had a wonderful idea to promote the 50/50 raffle for new radios and other tech- posters showing me looking sad that said "Why is Radio Boy sad? The FSG radios are wearing out and we need to raise the funds to replace them. Help Radio Boy not be sad by buying tickets for the raffle." Between that and some very diligent ticket-selling by Geoff and others, we raised over $300! And apparently a 8 1/2 year old girl won the raffle, and donated some of the money back because she "didn't want Radio Boy to be sad." Adorable! I was all "awwwwwwwwww!" even though I don't like kids in general...

More when I think of it, but I'll close with a short poem inspired by the festival:

A labyrinth is hidden here-
Tucked away in the quiet woods,
But also implicit in the fold and flow
Of land funneling down to water,
Treelines gentling the wind across the fields,
Wanderings and beelines of bare feet and shod feet,
And the overlay of a generation's time;
Fractal flowering, similar but not same,
Spiraling outward into the new aeon.

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actually found my last badge, 1999
maybe next year.

Hope you can make it...

I still tell the story of the "Man from Atlantis" experience from FSG many years ago... ;-)

"The Bishop needs a boulder"

Hail Us! Hail Humor!

It was wonderful to be there and to talk to you in a way we rarely get the chance.

Hail yes!

I was really glad to get a chance to talk to you in depth, too...

Had an acupuncture session, which was incredibly relaxing at the time, and seemed to clear out my energetic channels


Was the closest to me being there this year. Am glad you experienced it!

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