Another mythologizing animal sharing a spark of intellectual passion!
I'm sitting in a restaurant in Las Vegas as I type this, reminding myself that having a touch of heat stroke does not put oneself into the best frame of mind for analyzing one's locale. It is smotheringly hot! I've lived in Texas, Florida, California, and Oklahoma, so you'd think I know how to handle [...]
We are an extraordinarily noisy species. Lying in my cozy bed this morning around 7:30am, I know I am about 20 miles into wilderness… yet even here I can hear the distant rush and roar of traffic passing by. I luxuriate in the comfort, and realize this isn't really wilderness, per se. I am in [...]
I'm here! In Yosemite! Eating a really excellent salad, and with a pizza waiting for me. Well, okay, I'm devouring the salad — got excited about getting to Yosemite tonight, and waited too long. Ravenous! Salad's still delicious, though. No coverage here, so I can't access the internet, but I can set this up for [...]
Something just for fun today! A friend emailed me an article titled: Do we owe our human existence to the dog? (if that link is dead, try here). Here's my emailed reply… While this information does not surprise me at all — we can see similar things happening in modern gatherer-hunter tribes today, for example [...]
Oh, again! Almost forgot: the bus driver on the way out to the hotel was an old Asian man, and on the way back was an old Italian man. Both of them were really nice folks, happy to help me get the right stop. It's interesting: clearly my small rolling suitcase and my using actual [...]
There were some amazing names present at the conference — women whose writings I've read and been moved by; women I've read about as ground-breaking in the field. It was really nice to be able to meet them, even if some of it was just a handshake and a sincere, "Thank you so much for [...]
Heehee! This stream-of-consciousness stuff is way fun — but I'm almost afraid to re-read it later, for fear I'll want to bang my head against my desk or something! No matter — the muse rides with me today! :) So! The regular MUNI buses were full but not bad for a Sunday, with lots and [...]
Hastily typed out in stream of consciousness, while returning from the ASWM (Association for the Study of Women & Mythology) Conference — typing on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) & I've still got a head churningly full of wonderful, fascinating, intriguing ideas! Still tremendously gleeful at how well my presentation went too. One of my [...]
Okay, throwing open the field for suggestions! :) This summer will quite possibly be the last one I have free before I must settle down and really focus on my dissertation. I have therefore decided I should add to my list of new things by taking a road trip from here to Florida, so I [...]
As you may know from one of my previous postings, in 2011 I had my 50th birthday. I was trying to think of something special to do in order to more fully celebrate that lovely life marker, but couldn't come up with anything that felt quite right. Then I heard a woman talking in a [...]
Bestiaries depict mythical, moralizing animals, but are also potential allegorical sparks that can bloom into brilliant mental bonfires. My bestiary is this mythologizing animal's fascinated exploration of beauty & meaning in the wonder of existence -- in the hopes of inspiring yet more joyous flares of intellectual passion.
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