The Foxglove

Good Thursday, readers! Since I’ve written on the legend behind the Chinese Lily Lycoris Radiata, I’ve wanted to look into more myths and legends surrounding flowers. This week, I thought I’d focus on the British Isle’s foxgloves. A sign and symbol of the fae, foxgloves have a few different nicknames that nod to the flower’s … More The Foxglove

Nordic Beowulf

In Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf, we are able to better gather the complexities of one of the oldest English epic poems in history. Do kids want to read it? No, not even adults want to read it. But was it meant to be told to children around a nighttime fire? Heck. Yes. And that’s … More Nordic Beowulf