Every family has an inside joke. Or several.
Author’s Note: I presented a version of this piece at the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on October 3, 2015 as part of an alumni panel. I’ve divided it into four parts and edited it for the blogosphere. This is part 1. Enjoy! My love for the medieval is ever […]
I started walking to work a few months ago. The most important difference between driving to work and walking is the details. In the car, you’re worried about traffic, about that pedestrian that you almost didn’t see, whether or not you can make this next light. On foot, everything slows down. I am actually moving to a natural pace, and I notice things. Little things. God is […]
From October 2015, updated October 2016. I love antiquated or forgotten words, and making them un-forgotten. It is kind of like collecting rare coins, only nerdier. So, this is the first full week of October, I got to thinking about the name, and what it was called before Latin names took over. The two seasons […]
Autumn and Spring are the transitions between Summer and Winter, and Winter and Summer. The Earth changes modes, switches sides. After a long winter of heavy clouds and cold and mud we look eagerly to the first glimpses of the crocus and the snow drop, a hint of green beneath the winter-brown of dead lawns, […]
Over a year ago, I left my blog behind and didn’t especially miss it. I’m easily overwhelmed and easily frustrated. It is not the most ideal combination for a writer, particularly these chaotic days in the internet jungle. Daedalus Notes, a blog I’d shared with a dear friend since 2008, felt tired and the me […]