#TSM239 — Sir Hugh, or le Gros (long)

Chester CathedralLearn more about this magnificent structure here. “Jesus said, ‘the water that I shall give will be an inner spring always welling up for eternal life’ ”— John 4:14 Water of Life [at Chester] Cathedral Sculpture by Broadbent (1994) to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the establishment of the Benedictine Abbey on this site. …

Tourmaline’s 2022 Halloween Challenge — Part 8 Blood

Dia Del Muerto, Mexico City Marty kept his eyes open as they hurried through the community merriment. A loudspeaker interrupted the music, announcing the beginning of the parade, which meant the Sugar Skull Zombie Society’s float would soon start to move – and it did. The zombified young men jumped onto the moving red, white,…

TSM 205 — Haunted Diner

“The Whitehouse Diner” Photo by Aaron Segreaves Haunted Diner I can still hear them, their laughter, the plates and glasses clinking. I can still hear them, when youth’s engine blushed our cheeks. Spied then I, two entwined through the glass, heart sinking. Flames grew tall; I torched them all without thinking. I can still hear…

TSM 182 — Consumed

Consumed On lonely nights I see you therewhen moonlight steals into the roomor candles flicker in the gloom.When all’s asleep but me and you. When dawn’s song seems so far awayon sleepless nights, I hear you there,the creaking board upon the stair;your scratching in the ceiling tile. When mist is thick along the groundand seeps…

Actions Related to Indian Boarding Schools — Turtle Talk

Yesterday’s National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools came with two developments. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Sharice Davids, and Rep. Tom Cole reintroduced a bipartisan bill to establish a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies. The bill text is available here. In addition, Interior issued a press release announcing that […]…