See You On The Other Side Of The Crow Moon

This past week hasn't been especially easy. (I'm really not happy with how much of a struggle this year has been thus far. It seems I'm pretty much always starting a post telling you about how difficult life is.) Mid-week, I was plagued, yet again, with severe health anxieties that had a detrimental effect on… Continue reading See You On The Other Side Of The Crow Moon

In These Last Days Of Winter – International Polar Bear Day

I missed 2019's International Polar Bear Day because my life at the time was imploding. I missed 2020's International Polar Bear Day because I was too depressed to open my eyes. I feel desperately sad about the decline of the world's polar bear population. As reports about bears needing to swim staggeringly long distances to… Continue reading In These Last Days Of Winter – International Polar Bear Day

In These Last Days Of Winter – The Big Freeze

Up until around three this afternoon, Friday had been all uphill. I was fed up and my thoughts were revolving around the pizza in the freezer and not the poem I was trying to scratch down on paper. I left my poem mid line, went to check my emails and found an unexpected gift -… Continue reading In These Last Days Of Winter – The Big Freeze

Fires In The North

Please support my new project Fires In The North.   It was a common belief in Native American culture that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) were the reflections of huge fires in the distant North. ‘Fires In The North’ is an on-line magazine which celebrates the North through multiple creative channels. Alongside the magazine, there… Continue reading Fires In The North

The Perfectly Preserved Seamen Of The Franklin Expedition

1 Grave markers, from left to right: John Torrington, John Hartnell, William Braine. 2 John Torrington 3 John Torrington 4 John Torrington 5 John Torrington 6 John Torrington 7 John Hartnell 8 John Hartnell 9 William Braine 10 John Torrington's coffin. The arrow points North. Sources: 1. http://www.newtrail.ualberta.ca/en/FeatureStories/FeatureStories%20Current/CopyofAColdCase.aspx 2. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6i3scaXxq1qzxilqo1_400.jpg 3. http://olafscorner.nathab.com/2011/01/arctic-autopsy-the-immortal-john-torrington/ 4. http://11ahdeadbodies.wikispaces.com/+cause+and+manner+of+their+death-franklin 5.… Continue reading The Perfectly Preserved Seamen Of The Franklin Expedition