A Musing for Monday

book at hand: “Recently I’ve been thinking about the body and bush aesthetics, or just like Indigenous aesthetics, and spending time thinking about mosquito bits – picking berries and picking tea, and like, paying for them with your blood…I was being chewed up by mosquitoes there and I started wondering, do mosquitoes have blood memory?Continue reading “A Musing for Monday”

Monday’s Muse for the Snow Moon

Moon by Billy Collins The moon is full tonightan illustration for sheet music,an image in Matthew Arnoldglimmering on the English Channel,or a ghost over a smoldering battlefieldin one of the history plays. It’s as full as it wasin that poem by Coleridgewhere he carries his year-old soninto the orchard behind the cottageand turns the baby’sContinue reading “Monday’s Muse for the Snow Moon”

Monday’s Muse, a life well lived: Stephen Harrod Buhner

It has taken me a lifetime to understand the nature and necessity of compassion. To see in every person I meet a human being that is trying as all of us do to live a life based on inadequate information and insufficient capacities. There is not a one of us who has not hurt anotherContinue reading “Monday’s Muse, a life well lived: Stephen Harrod Buhner”

Lunar Festival Muses

witch (n.) Old English wicce “female magician, sorceress,” in later use especially “a woman supposed to have dealings with the devil or evil spirits and to be able by their cooperation to perform supernatural acts,” fem. of Old English wicca “sorcerer, wizard, man who practices witchcraft or magic,” from verb wiccian “to practice witchcraft” (compare Low German wikken, wicken “to use witchcraft,” wikker, wicker “soothsayer”). OED says ofContinue reading “Lunar Festival Muses”