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Last year was a great year for These New Old Traditions, with all sorts of interesting pieces coming down the wire. Here’s a list of the top ten most read pieces:

10. PLAYING NORDIC: The fine line between honoring one’s own heritage and creepy white pride cultishness…, by Onalistus Reveler
“Conservatives befriending pagan traditions (often specifically Heathenism, also known as Germanic Paganism) hover so close to the ideas of the men’s movement, and to supposedly ‘post-racial” concepts of racial solidarity, you just wish sometimes they’d take off their Norse helmet and be like, Look. We take pride in being white. We relish in dated concepts of ‘maleness.’ And, we believe ethnic purity is a real thing that should be preserved. Instead, so many PagaCons try and hide their racism beneath the leaves on their Odin altar, burying their bigotry in notions of ‘roots’ and ‘heritage.'”

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Looking outside, I can see the fullness of spring. Cherry blossoms litter the streets, flowers jut from the cracks in the sidewalk, dogs playing, children laughing. Generally, everything’s been made a mess of. Spring-cleaning time! With sun outside and the world renewing itself, the time of year has come for us to do the same. But before you haul out harsh, hazardous detergents, disposable dusters, and ozone-axeing aerosols, remember that nature’s trying to clean, too. What good would it do to clean our room but dirty out backyard? Try this instead.

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