Category Archives: Nature

Tree Huggers… the Botanical Kind

Tillandsia usneoides – some call it Spanish Moss, but in Hawaii (or what was known as the “Sandwich Islands” during the Victorian Period) we call it Pele’s Hair. Pele, one of the elemental goddesses in Hawaiian Culture/Mythology, is the Goddess of Fire. She creates the very land we live on and she has the power […]

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Dolomite from Egypt

In researching for my stories, I love to pull in details that will help to ‘anchor’ the story in reality, even though it is fiction. Dolomite – a mineral mined in Egypt and valuable for a number of reasons First, we have a lovely image of earrings made with dolomite beads. No, these earrings are […]

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To Recover Drowned Persons – period advice

To Recover Drowned Persons. ** First empty the stomach, etc. of water. To do this, place the patient face downward, put a roll of something hard under the pit of the stomach, so that it is above the level of the mouth, and then press with force on the back. Afterward, to set up artificial […]

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Wolf Body Language

While researching for a short story, I found a great website with information about Wolves. On a larger scale, the website has information about the Lakota, a Native American tribe in North America. The resource that was the biggest help for me during the drafting of my story was the body language of wolves. Without […]

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