The Witch on Forest’s Edge

. I’ve heard she dwells On the forest’s edge Far from prying eyes. She sits on wells Casting curious spells Though no one ever sees. But children say, She calls their name, How wicked they all scream! What they didn’t see Was in that tree Focused and alone She sits all day Casting away All […]

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But, Why? Etymology Edition: “As Mad as a Hatter”

“As Mad as a Hatter.” Have you heard this phrase? Though the EXACT phrase isn’t actually used in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we know The Hatter’s character as quite mad! It’s beleived that The Hatter’s character was inspired by the mercury poisoning hat makers often suffered from in the 17th, 18th, and 19th […]

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“Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords”

I remember that I used to be fearless. I used to jump without wondering, “is it too high?” I used to walk alone without listening for the footsteps behind me. I used to enjoy the thrill of a good scare—back when it was a novelty. I used to fall asleep without feeling the world crushing […]

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If I cannot press rewind then I must pause…

I love knowledge. I love consuming information and feeling aware. I love reading and sharing new and interesting information. However, sometimes this love gets confused, and I find myself consuming things that do not make me feel powerful and instead make me feel useless and even afraid. I do not know where the line is, […]

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