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[NB] Distaff of the Heavens

I’m just riffing off of the recent reading and household discussion of Elizabeth Wayland Barber’s Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years. It’s a great book and part of its strength is its strength lies in its tight focus on the archaeological record. 524 more words

Rethinking Old Ideas

The miraculous milpa

If you jumped in a time machine and materialised 4000 years ago in what is now modern Mexico, it is likely that you would see maize being cultivated in a field called a milpa. 473 more words

Full Moon: From dismembered to re-membered

I don’t know about you, but the end of 2016 left me feeling dismembered and broken. The full moon tonight gives us a chance to re-member ourselves. 123 more words


Panama City on a Rainy Day

Our one day stay in Panama City coincided with the first blows of Hurricane Otto that hit Central America at the end of November. If was overcast and raining most of the day. 545 more words


A Recap Of My Semester In No Particular Order (Part 1)

Hi Wonderful Listeners!! :)

I suppose you might have been wondering how life has been treating me? Well, it has definitely a ride. Ups and downs, highs and lows, and as you might have noticed, I’ve been M.I.A. 4,249 more words


Learning to work with nature: Two and a half weeks in a permaculture forest in Guatemala

Let me tell you about a place where avocado trees line quiet dirt roads leading to the shore of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world; a place where Mayan children race each other with kites at dusk; a place where laughter fills the walls of humble homes. 1,876 more words


The great riddle of a seven-headed figure

An interesting petroglyph is circulating around the internet. Unfortunately, the only info I could find about it is that it has been discovered in Khakassia region, Siberia and that it is dated to 5000 BC. 1,336 more words