Links and a poem for the week
A fantastic read on why we do not need to live on standard time, and what we’ve lost with its use1—a system that was implemented (surprise) by scientists, railroad robber barons, and banks.
Will be thinking for quite a while about this essay—on the myth of Orpheus, and what we can and cannot say about history—about who really can speak for the dead.
Loved this article that was shared with me by a reader—on female birdsong finally getting noticed, and what a lack of women scientists has done to skew theories on evolution.
This made the rounds, but love it still—a trove of unopened 18thc. letters to sailors are finally being read—and they are primarily the voices of everyday women.
Judy Chicago is again asking what if women ruled the world?
Loved learning about this project to collect information on hidden objects concealed in old houses—shoes, witches bottles, and other items—that were placed as charms for good luck and protection.
Also loved to read about the all-women Folly Cove Collective of print designers from the mid-century, and how their designs reflected their own distinct aesthetic.
Still thinking about this beautiful read byon the mysterious power of walking a labyrinth, and learning from one of her readers of a worldwide labyrinth locator.
Love this first-edition collection of Sylvia Plath’s drawings (for not a completely unreasonable price…).
And a poem, for the endless amounts of snow that began here in Anchorage last Sunday and has…not stopped…❅
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