Friday the Thirteenth – Unlucky for Some

Friday the Thirteenth - Unlucky for Some
  Saturday the 14th and I successfully avoided the jinx of Friday the 13th again! I didn’t want to post anything until the witching hour had passed, just in case. As it turned out, Friday 13th was quite a pleasant day… but then, I am not one of the Knights Templar. On Friday 13th October ...

A Sure-fire Headache Cure

A Sure-fire Headache Cure
  Willow leaves and bark are mentioned in texts from ancient Assyria, Sumer and Egypt as being beneficial for aches and fever. Native Americans used willow for pain relief. This is because willow is high in salicylic acid a precursor to modern Aspirin. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocates – the Father of Medicine, wrote a ...

The Moon & Endymion 2

The Moon & Endymion
  When the Moon Goddess, Selene, saw the handsome shepherd Endymion, she became so sick with love she thought of naught but him and threatened to abandon her never-ending journey through the night sky. Fearful, the other gods put Endymion into an eternal sleep and hid him in a cave on Mount Latmus. Searching in ...

Fate of the Animals – Franz Marc 1913

Fate of the Animals - Franz Marc 1913
Franz Marc a German expressionist painter and print-maker died a century ago, in 1916 at the Battle of Verdun, when a shell splinter hit him in the head. He was 36. The First World War Battle of Verdun was one of the most horrific and costliest battles in all of military history. Both the German ...

Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side
This unplanned post was inspired by Karel Bata’s video – a legendary piece of work about a time of legends. Lou Reed was a favourite student of author and poet Delmore Schwartz at Syracuse University when he met John Cale. Cale was a Welsh music student on a US scholarship, into post-classical avant-garde and rock ...
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