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Pagan Standard Times: Essays on the Craft
Thomm Quackenbush would be the first to tell you that he thinks Paganism seems silly from the outside, but he also confesses an abiding love for the inner fire it has stoked in him. Through a series of essays, he confronts social anxiety, creativity, masculinity, predators, maturity, romantic love, divination, and more in his trademark irreverent, intimate style. He balanc ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published February 8th 2015 by CreateSpace
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Thomm Quackenbush is an author and teacher in the Hudson Valley. Double Dragon publishes four novels in his Night's Dream series (We Shadows, Danse Macabre, and Artificial Gods, and Flies to Wanton Boys). He has sold jewelry in Victorian England, confused children as a mad scientist, filed away more books than anyone has ever read, and tried to inspire the learning disabled and gifted. He is capab ...more
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