My name is Mike Bierschenk — I’m a member of Three Cranes Grove, ADF, where I serve as the current Grove Bard. I am a songwriter, liturgist, linguist, and poet. I follow a largely Gaelic pantheon, with particular devotion to Manannán mac Lir, although I also honor many other deities in the Indo-European sphere and occasionally beyond, through my work with 3CG and with other druids and pagans.
Outside of druidry, I am a home cook and recipe author, a choral performer and sometimes actor, a wide and varied reader, a lover of trivia, and an unapologetic consumer of primetime TV melodrama. I live in Columbus, Ohio with my husband and our two neurotic cats, and I works in educational technology at the university level.
Header image credits
The header image is composited from two Creative Commons-license images, which have been cropped, snipped, blurred, etc for the final header you see at the top of the site.
Blue and Gold is a honey locust in autumn color by Flickr user Dendroica cerulea.
Cardinal in flight 02-22-2014 554 is a stupendous shot by Flickr user Richard Hurd, who has a wealth of other equally wonderful wildlife and landscape photos; it was a wealth of riches from which to select!
Both of these images are licensed under a CC BY 2.0 license.