I started writing poetry, short stories, and commentary when I was a teenager. The poetry and short stories were published locally in Columbus, OH shortly after returning from military service. The books on Wicca came when I was in my mid to early 30s. A brain injury after I had entered my 40s left me unable to read or write effectively. I also changed much of the way I express my religious views.
Although I continue to consider Wicca to be worthy of recognition as a religion, I have always considered it more of a mystery school than a religion. Today I am very comfortable with venerating the creator in a seemingly more conventional manner and using more conventional terms. I generally describe myself as Catholic, but not Roman Catholic. That is, while I count Jesus Christ as my personal savior, I am a universalist. I have found my path, encourage others to find theirs and try my very best not to judge the paths other choose.
I do hope to return to writing one day, but see that future as explaining views from an experiential rather than philosophical perspective.