When Blood Wants Blood

     There is nothing like the smell of Santeria. It is a distinct smell that jolts me into my body the second I find myself enveloped in it: one that suggests cleanliness—in every respect—but with a little magic mixed in. Not easily reproduced, you won’t find it anywhere but homes or other places, such as my botanica—a… Continue reading When Blood Wants Blood

The First Book Printed In English-America

§.00 The first book known to have been printed in English-America is the Whole Book of Psalms (Bay Psalm Book, or, New England Version Of The Psalms) and was printed by Stephen Daye in Massachusetts, 1640 (20 years after the pilgrims landed at Plymouth). §.01 The New England settlers were partial to Henry Ainsworth's version… Continue reading The First Book Printed In English-America

Hinterland

Hinterland — “a place of exile” “We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages.  But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.” —Albert Camus, The Rebel Prologue      The boy felt like a giant, seated on… Continue reading Hinterland

Celebrations Of The Winter Solstice Through Cultures & Time

Myth bares a indelible connection to the changing of the seasons and the modulation of the land they harbing. Hercules contestation with the Hydra (a multi-headed water monster) in ancient Greece bares parallels to the struggles of Greecian water managers and their multi-faceted (ie. multi-headed) irrigation systems. The snake-god Apophis (Apep) who clashed every morning… Continue reading Celebrations Of The Winter Solstice Through Cultures & Time

The Conspiracysphere’s Transhumanist Paranoia Rabbit Hole

"Paranoia strikes deep. Into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. Step outta line, the man come and take you a-way." --- Buffalo Springfield, For What Its Worth, 1967. I do not like the term conspiracy theory nor the attendant descriptor, conspiracy theorist. It is thoroughly imprecise and imprecision in thought… Continue reading The Conspiracysphere’s Transhumanist Paranoia Rabbit Hole