Record Machine: Pearl by Janis Joplin

“Me and Bobby McGee” may be the more well-known song in the Janis Joplin oeuvre, but my Pearl favorite is the short, (nearly) a capella tune that follows.

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Medieval Legends

Not many people know this, but I have a fondness for “Strange yet true!” tales, of the type that are clearly false (stories about aliens, Bigfoot, etc). Nothing like reading some Carl Sagan followed by Chariots of the Gods. Modern legends are easy to find, but older ones can be hidden, forgotten or wrapped into other tales. Still, if we look hard enough, we can still find “Strange yet true” (and by true we mean false) tales.

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The Candace of Meroe

Hello, again, Persephoneers! I’m here to bring you another story about another awesome woman in honor of Women’s History Month. I came upon her story quite by accident last week while looking for information on lesser-known warrior queens. So without further ado, I bring you the Candace of Meroe. Read More The Candace of Meroe

The Tooth Fairy Cometh

When I first became a parent, I really looked forward to all the magical and secret parental rituals that made my own childhood so special. I’m talking about stuffing stockings at Christmastime, hiding chocolate Easter eggs in potted plants and inside my kids’ shoes and baking wax-paper wrapped coins into birthday cakes. But one piece of childhood magic that I never looked forward to, though, was visitations from the Tooth Fairy. Read More The Tooth Fairy Cometh