We as the Muses of many things tend to ramble (or muse) about different concerns on the Purpose of Life, the Best Way of Life, the Integration of Active and Contemplative Life, and the occasional snarky comments on Incidents in Life.  Be enlightened with the witty observations posted here. (Poetry, and other sundry organizational topics are at the bottom of the page.)

5th Grade Compliment

A Very Merry Unbirthday!


An Unapologetic Stance

Artist’s Sketchbook #1

Artist’s Sketchbook #2

Apples and Pears

Baby Loon

Bake with Yeats: Irish Cream Cake

Band Aids

Battling Sloth

Beauty, Whiskey, and Helen

Birthday, birthday, birthday to you!

Celebrating the Equinox

Coffee the Beautiful

A Collection of Oddments Occasioned by Paper-Writing

Concerning Pirates

Concerning Signage

A Dairy Tail

Daughter Much Afraid

De Descriptione Temporum

De Harenaportibus

Death, Death, Death, Death, Lunch!

A Dilemma of the Authoress

The DJ in My Brain is Fired

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Firebugs

Dreams that Never Die

Egotists Abound!


Fashion Flash: Wedding Dress of Glory

Gear Shift Modulation

Ginger Tea

Granny: or, Opening an Old Machine

Great Excuse

Havana Bourbonade

How to Open A New Book

I Make My Own Awkward

Ideas in Abundance

In Which There is a Wurm

Interior Houses


The Life Romantic

Locusts in My Brain

My Tobacco Road

Off-Kilter Analysis: The Princess and the Pea

On Moving, Maxims, and Maintenance

On Posturing

One Fish, Two Fish

Party Like It’s 345

Perilous Pronouncement

Polliwog Pond of Death




Real Life Word Twisting


Rest for the Spirits

Saintly Superpowers

Samsung and Struwwelpeter

Searching for Scarey Sentances

Semi-Obligatory Self-Improvement Scheme

Throw it Away!

Things O’ Joy

To Be Happy

To Be Happy: Read Agatha Christie

Twin Compasses

Veni, Creator Spiritus

The Wabe

When Academia Dreams . . . 

Wiki-hopping: Blue

Wine-Tasting with Sebastian Flyte

The Worst Question in the World

Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for me!



Large Fat Sighings, or Yet Another I love Jane Austen

Me & Myself

More: On Education

Of Sts. Crispin and Crispian

Of Trees and Poetry

Off the Cuff

On Peace Signs

Optimists, Pessimists, and Physicists

Why Educate?



Cure for the Common Thursday

Curtailing Evil

Grammar Dragon

Iocane Powder, and Other Life Lessons

Lafing Snail



Shelob in the Bathtub

Taking Up Arms and Velcro

Thalia and Terpsichore’s Dictionary. Part 1



Epic Many Men of Fiction

The Feminine Mystique: Catherine of Aragon

The Feminine Mystique: Nora Charles

Short Men

Thank a Man



And Yet The Books (Milosz)

Ash Wednesday (T.S. Eliot)

The Book of My Enemy Had Been Remaindered

Ego Dominus Tuus (W.B. Yeats)

Food. Possibly a Poem. (Gertrude Stein)

The Flea (John Donne)

Goldengrove Unleaving (Hopkins)

Heraclitean Fire (Hopkins)

The Jaguar of Your Mountain (Anonymous)

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World (Richard Wilbur)

O! Happy Mariners! (Tolkien)

Marina  (T.S. Eliot)

Porphyria’s Lover (Robert Browning)

The Shyness of Beauty (Laurence Binyon)

Sigh No More (Mumford & Sons)

Starlight Night (Hopkins)

Treasures (“Junk,” Richard Wilbur)

Wind and Rain (Shakespeare)


Children’s Games

Of Nameology

You are a Fishmonger!


Amor de la Selva

Gato de la Selva

Of Spurious Sparrows and Catullus

Swashbuckling Mastery and Catullus


Valentine’s Day:


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