October 29, 2009

Welcome to my Haunted Blog!

Merry Meet and Brightest Blessings!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Rayden's Rants! I'm Rayden Darklighter, and these are my "rants"! 

First I'd like to say thanks to Mrs. B for allowing me to be a part of her Haunted Blog tour, I am deeply honored.

I started this blog about 5 months ago, to put my thoughts and opinions on "paper". I had no idea it would develop a life of it's own, but in some ways, I feel like it has. I have made some awesome friends since I've been here, and I am amazed every day with the things I read from fellow bloggers.

For those of you that may not have been here to visit before, let me tell you a little about me.

I'm a 38 year old father of 3 gorgeous daughters, unhappily married(check out some of my older posts to see details on this), and fairly new to a pagan path. I spent some time in the U. S. Navy after graduating high school, including a deployment to the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Storm(for info on this, check out my second post). After that I had some odd jobs before embarking on a ten year career working on cars. I went to a local vo-tech school a couple of years ago and got an associate's degree in network administration, and have had two jobs since working on computers, both of which I lost due to layoffs. I am presently still unemployed, so as it is for so many these days, life is particularly challenging.

I started down my pagan path about 7 months ago, and in that time, I have done a complete overhaul of my attitude on life and my connection to the planet, and found a patron god (Cernunnos) and goddess (Freya). I found a totem animal in the stag, and at present, I am studying the tarot.

I collect old and new desktop computer hardware and tinker with it. I have enough hardware right now to build at least a dozen functional computers, although most of them would be too slow to be of any practical use to anyone. I have a dream of opening a museum dedicated to old computers, so the children of tomorrow can see how far the PC has come. 

I also love to take laptops apart and fix them. It's my absolute favorite thing to do whenever I get the chance and can tear myself away from facebook. Both of these "hobbies" have GOT to be mental diseases of some sort, I swear.

But anyway, thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to check out some of my older posts. 

Love and light!


mrsb said...

Thanks for hosting us today!

And for those participating in the 31 Days of Halloween, take an extra entry to each giveaway by posting the word "rants" to the entries (after the required posts).

Nydia said...

Hello! I just came from Mrs. B.'s page, and I'm glad I came here! :o) Your blog design is awesome, and I hope to visit you often from now on.

Kisses from Nydia.

Divaeva said...

Flying by from MrsB's - Merry Meet my friend!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi ~ Blopping over from Mrs. B's , thanks for hosting the " Haunted Tour " , love your background , the bat's are wonderful.

~ Autumn Blessings ~

ELLIE said...

came by to say hello from mrs B's blog - love your blog--I will be returning -

Chenoa Block said...

Visiting from Mrs. B's and I have to say that I love your idea for a technology museum. Maybe you could add a section for cell phones and video games such as the beloved Atari! Can't wait to read about your wonderful museum in the newspaper!

~*~Aria~*~ said...

Very lovely blog layout! Belated congratulations on the start of your new path <3 I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

Gruvkitty said...

Howdy! I too am visiting from Mrs B's. I'm new to the pagan path, too - very new. Thanks for sharing your story. I really appreciate your honesty.

Diane said...

stopping by from mrs. b.'s :) think i'll hang out and see what's going on around here!

Kekibird said...

Wow, cool page! It's very entertaining to the eyes with the bats and all. I too am new to the path and fascinated by Tarot. Congrats on the haunted blog tour!