Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Longest Night

“Joie to you on this Longest Night!” –A Seasonal Greeting from Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart Today is the Winter Solstice, an astronomical event that inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of religious observations. Yes, including Christmas. As a follower of Nature, … Continue reading

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“But…she was naked and all, ARTICULATE!” -Malcolm Reynolds, “Our Mrs. Reynolds”, Firefly This is a term that has become much more popular in the past couple years. A sapiosexual is someone who is sexually aroused by intelligence. In a society that seems to … Continue reading

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“elegant & cultured in appearance, manner, or taste.” In short, you can take me out in public without the fear of my inability to act decently. Of course, I am no wallflower and I enthusiastically engage with others; but I … Continue reading

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