Michigan Tribes in the News (10/20/21) — Turtle Talk

Toward Freedom: Photo Essay: Indigenous Struggle Against Enbridge Lines 3 and 5 UP Matters: Providing “Hope Not Handcuffs” at the Bay Mills Police Department UP Matters: Bay Mills President Whitney Gravelle shares the impact of intergenerational trauma on addiction UP Matters: Preventing addiction using a cultural approach in Native communities Peninsula Press: Indigenous groups demand […]…

dVerse — Poetics — Persephone and Demeter: Wheat and Chaff

Incestuous, insufferable, impulsive, ignoramuses. Females, kernels of life, love, sustenance for frame and aether, shamefully and with intention objectified, defiled, restrained. Gods, my ass. Libidinous brutes who have their uses; yet mostly chaff. image:  Persephone and Demeter by HillyMinne Sarah is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics. Sarah says: Tonight I’d like you to take inspiration…

Because it’s important to share: Bone Rooms

Measuring human skulls in physical anthropology (SIA Acc. 12-492 – United States National Museum. Division of Graphic Arts. Section of Photography, Photographic Collection, 1933, Smithsonian Institution Archives)   You know how sometimes you randomly come across information that evokes such a visceral response that you are compelled to share the information with others?  Going through…

dVerse — MTB — A Blessing and a Curse

The idea in our culture of body solely as sculpture is wrong. Body is not marble. That is not its purpose. Its purpose is to protect, contain, support and fire the spirit and soul within it, to be a repository for memory, to fill us with feeling – that is the supreme psychic nourishment. It…

The Sunday Muse 154 — Lambs and Lions

  So used to keeping her head down, shefelt the fuzzy image meant no harm.She didn’t think to pierce the surface;fell in, susceptible to his charms.Closer and yet closer she drifted to the farther shore, following the wigglesin the pool. What’s more, further awayshe drifted from the warmth of her besties.A winter wind in spring…

Nightmares are Made of This (long)

Awhile back I posted a Ryan Adams and The Cardinals song that I like. It wasn’t long before I was informed that Ryan Adams has a reputation as an abuser of females. Yesterday I read that Marilyn Manson’s reign has ended. Further investigation showed that he has mentally and physically tortured his partners and others…

dVerse — Protest — pearl dust

Fine precious pearl, a gift divineyou’ve crushed like dirt beneath your boot;Stole innocence, oft’ hidden crime on precious pearl, a gift divine. You’re fouler than leaked toxic slime,forgot, remembered in the booksby precious pearl, a gift divine,now dust like dirt ‘neath heaven’s boot. Then comes a whirling in the airthat gathers sparkles from the dirt.Sweet…