I live in the citywoods with my loving David and Dear daughter, Bird. I write on this here thing machine to keep my thoughts in words. If you happen upon this little mess and you need to reach me, email works best: firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy trails to you good stranger, and only good things. - Noelle
I have started a new site on this here thing machine and I will be updating it more frequently than Dearbird. If you like pictures, poems, and stitchings, you may want to take a look-see. It’s still a work in progress, like all good things. I just thought I should share it because it’s happening.
The intolerable tyrant will meet a mighty end. The worst of fates Beset those who dismiss and abuse children.
Boys who want to be Gods pretending to be men. will be cast in stone and tossed below for their sins.
Artemis is hunting. Caireen is crying out. Stylianos has abandoned refuge and Jizo is awake. Nicholas of Myra is a Patron on the take.
There is work to be done for the cause of the soul. A child kept in a cage destroys us all.
Ask Bes to keep you. The storm is quick to rise. Time is watching now
and it’s ready for a fight.
Notes: Beset- Female counterpart to Bes Artemis- Diana Nemorensis Stylianos- Hermit/Saint
Nicholas of Myra- Saint Nicholas
Caireen- Cailleach’s Irish Counterpart (although I believe they are two different imaginings) Jizo- Jizo Bodhisattva
I’m a dabbler and rarely a master, but I have my moments. We all do.
I have been a banker, a bookstore owner, and a broker. I have succeeded and failed at many things. I have been broke-as-a-joke and happily sustained. I have been told repeatedly that it’s impossible to be more than one thing, and yet I keep trying and more importantly, I keep learning.
There is so much to know and more to create. We are beings with the capability to love and that is a very special thing.
Play it, write it, paint it, and share it. We really can do, anything.
When I was younger I was adamantly aware of the fact that the witch next door would often shape-shift and appear as her tabby cat to spy on us kids. I knew without a doubt that the ghost of an old soldier lived in my house on Van Houten street, and that aliens were absolutely watching us ALL OF THE TIME. I’d like to say that much has changed, but it has not. The deer who frequents my yard has been missing for a couple of days now and I’m almost confident that Bigfoot is behind it. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, take in the fact that over 50% of Americans believe in ghosts and hang a horseshoe on your door (upside down of course).
I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Personality test a number of times for work and school over the years and without fail, the results are always the same. I am an INFJthrough and through. Basically I’m an introvert with “a rich and vivid inner-life” who often gets mistaken for an extrovert and prefers to communicate on the page. These things are all true. I do like the quiet and I revel in solitude.Taking in these unchanged results over the years has provided me with a sense of foundation, a self-sustained ground to stand on. I’m sharing this now with the hope that it might do the same for you.
Congratulations, you made it through September. You are a super sleuth.
I hope this finds you in an investigative mood, here are 9 clues of the goodness recovered in September:
Googly Eyed Goodness: A store in Kuwait was shut down for putting googly eyes on their fish in order to make them appear fresh. Man oh man googly eyes, you really do make everything better. Show it to me
Word Up: Merriam-Webster has added over 800 new words to the dictionary. It’s worth a look-see. Hangry, food bank and tent city are just a few additions that reflect our current state of affairs. Words matter. Click to read
I spot a seashell on the seashore: Gastropads, chitons and periwinkles, oh my! This useful gem of a read is a guide to decoding the seashells you find on the seashore. It’s pretty neat. Learn More
The living Tree: Beth Moon is a photographer on a mission to capture the world’s oldest trees. From the dragon blood trees in Yemen to the ancient bristlecone pines of California, her work is a stunning gift. Take a look
Foodie Goodness: This interactive map will take you on a delicious road trip through America, one meal at a time. Take me there
Remember reading books? That was pretty awesome: Awesome People Reading is pretty awesome. Tumble through the archive but start with Burt Reynolds. Show Me
When is it smart to start ignoring what other people think of you? Now, right now:Why you should stop caring about what other people think is a detailed and thorough guide to taming and defeating self doubt and your inner mammoth. Take a look
Because Animals are HILARIOUS: The Comedy Wildlife Awards are a real thing. Thank goodness. Take me there
This Guy wins September: A self-proclaimed “rock hound” in Michigan has discovered a new kind of rock that GLOWS! He got to name it. Guess what he named it. You’ll never guess. Yoopelites, he named it Yoopelites. Show Me