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Baby Meet Tawaret

Hippos seem to be a popular gift for babies these days. My Grandmother gave my son a stuffed hippo for Yule and he adores it. My husband has informed me that we can expect a handmade hippo from my mother-in-law soon, as she makes one for every baby that’s born into the family. I didn’t […]

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Library
Poems and Prose
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Sisyphus Tricks Death

Who is Sisyphus this man who struggles endlessly in Hades to push a rock to the top of a mountain, only to watch it roll down again? Who is this man who knows only labor and futility in death? This man who is denied rebirth by Persephone the merciful and denied rest by his very […]

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Holy Days
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Midwinter Musings

I’ve been pretty grumpy lately, frustrated with the fact that I miss the Sun’s whole show since it rises as I walk into work and sets before I walk out the door. A few days ago, however, it snowed. Oh, I griped and I moaned as I made my way to work behind the salt […]

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The Nature of Nature and Shakespear’s Bastards

Once upon a time I was reading King Lear, which isn’t my favorite bit of Shakespeare, but it’s right near the top and I got thinking about Edmund, the bastard son of the Duke who says this: “Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services are bound. Why bastard? wherefor base? When my dimensions […]

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