This year, high summer has cast a tidal wave of rhetorical bullshit. We swim in an ocean of it. It’s smeared over every beach, masking the sweet scent of sunscreen with its bitter stink until nothing’s left of August’s decadence. Sunny holidays disappear into autumn shadows, night falls far too soon, and the stench of […]


pretty columbines infused with lions’ courage dove wings dipped in sky Kim M. Russell, 20th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1728 Columbine A new episode brings a different wildflower to add to our bouquet; this time it’s columbine (aquilegia). Apparently, when seen from the base, its petals look like five doves in a […]