The dangerous Beauty

“1 part thorn apple and 8 parts tobacco are smoked against asthmatic spasms.  5 – 15 drops of the tincture seminum stramonii are applied in cases of nymphomania…

The dire call of Gjallarhorn

According to Norse mythology, Gjallarhorn (Old Norse “yelling horn” or “the loud sounding horn”) is a horn associated with the god Heimdallr and the wise being Mímir. Gjallarhorn…

The noblest of all pains

Wanting to Preserve Your Way of Life Does Not Make You a Racist. “Nostalgia is the noblest of all pains.” Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 – 1803) The beginning…

The Newcomer

“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the withered air Hides hills and woods, the…

Odin hung for nine days just so you could read this

The Beauty of Snow

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nature boy

“They say he wandered very far Very far over land and sea…” eden ahbez insisted that his name be spelled without capital letters, claiming that only “God” and…

When not to let go

There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.  If something is worth fighting for,…

October eves

Listen! the wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves We have had our summer evenings now for October eves! Humbert Wolfe (1885 – 1940)  …

Be still…

“Be silent in that solitude, Which is not loneliness—for then The spirits of the dead, who stood In life before thee, are again In death around thee, and…

Home

I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for…

Meeting at Night

Meeting at Night By Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) I. The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled…