Baba Yaga had that distinct, gritty feel to her words, as you would expect, but with that wise grandmother feel I'd want her to embody. It was a perfect read, and a timely one, on being your own woman, Baba Yaga style.
The “Wood” Wide Web – Hidden Life of Trees
An absolute delight to read, it will make even the most lukewarm naturists fall in love with the beauty and intelligence of trees.
Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature
Writing Wild Writing Wild is a book not in line with how I view the world, namely the spiritual undertones. The author is too David Avocado Wolfe for me, with her messages of balancing ions in the body, energies, chakras, etc. A snake crossing your path has meaning only because you’ve given it meaning; not … Continue reading Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus
This book is phenomenal. Not only does it provide pages of different emotional wounds and their elements, but it gives you psychological feel to all of them. I noted a number of wounds that I was already building up in a character I'm writing about, but this book has helped me think more deeply about … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus
Proust was a Neuroscientist
I may never eat a madeleine without thinking of Proust and his contribution to our understanding of human memory.
Essentials of the Brain
A great introduction to neuroscience and offers up a preview of different neuro topics to familiarize yourself with.
Book Review: Below Stairs – Margaret Powell
“People say, ‘I suppose you got bored with life,’ but it wasn’t as sudden as that. The seeds are in you and although it may take ten, twenty, or forty years, eventually you can do what you wanted to do at the beginning.”
Book Review: Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure – Paul Veyne
Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure is a beautiful telling of some of the history of Palmyra, Syria, and a telling that respected its unique culture and the beauty and loss of its ancient artifacts at the hands of ISIS.