Patron Saint Hekate?

liminal: (adj) 1) relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process, 2) occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. I drew a bath today when I got home from class. I lit two votive candles and sank into the steaming water, thinking of the goddess Hekate. FallContinue reading “Patron Saint Hekate?”

Flirting with Raison D’Être

Wow, today really got away from me. From the moment my alarm went off, it’s been a barrage of music, metaphorical thinking, running errands, arguing with the insurance company, doing homework, and brainstorming ways to make the community safer and more just. I don’t have a lot of “juice” left for the blog tonight. ThisContinue reading “Flirting with Raison D’Être”

Halloween Tradition

Today, the boyfriend and I went to a Halloween themed store, to buy a decoration for my dad.  This is his favorite holiday, and he loves fussing around the house, puttering over projects like making a lightbulb flicker, and arranging plastic skeletons just so.  Every year we carve pumpkins, there inevitably comes the joke ofContinue reading “Halloween Tradition”

Belief in Dog

It is quiet in this apartment but for the fridge buzzing in the kitchen and the little dog, gently snoozing next to me. I am dogsitting for a few days while Pippin’s owners are on a mountain biking trip. We went for a short run together this morning (my first run in nearly five months,Continue reading “Belief in Dog”

“I Am a Killer”

After binge watching a show on murderers with the boyfriend (and the dog), I find myself a little more paranoid walking around at night alone. I can’t help but think that by investing my time taking in morbid material and thinking morbid thoughts, I will somehow attract that energy to me. Almost every case theContinue reading ““I Am a Killer””

Home(r)

It’s raining.  I sit in bed, candles burning, heating pad turned on, thinking about Oliver Sacks and distortions in the brain.  It took me until approximately 5:30 pm to feel awake today. I wonder where this lethargy is coming from—do I need iron supplements? Am I anemic? Have I somehow acquired mono? I sleep 6-10Continue reading “Home(r)”

Hurrian Hymns and Murder Flicks

After nearly five hours of homework, I don’t have a lot of mental stamina for a blog post tonight. I spent the day going to class, grocery shopping, grocery organizing and unpacking, completing my assignments, and listening to Hurrian Hymn No. 6, written in 1400 B.C and dedicated to the goddess of fertility and bountyContinue reading “Hurrian Hymns and Murder Flicks”

The Last Waltz With Academia Begins

Today was the first day of my last quarter of school. To say it is bittersweet would be an understatement.  I have always loved school, and loved learning. One of the highlights of my elementary school career was being “teacher’s helper” for Mrs. C. in 4thgrade. I got to deposit graded homework in all myContinue reading “The Last Waltz With Academia Begins”

Moon God

Did you know that the moon moves a little further from the Earth by 3.8 cm every day? As a being who is approximately 70% water, I find it difficult to believe that the moon, which provides major high tides to both sides of the planet once a day, does not have anything to doContinue reading “Moon God”