This is an addendum to the prior post, but this is how the Eumenideia cakes look when fully cooked and dressed up. I adapted a rice-based steamed cake recipe (bai tang gau) from a blogger online, albeit with silicone baking cups in my steamer instead of a big cake bowl. Then, I added the usual … Continue reading Eumenideia Cakes (gluten-free)
Tonight, the Eumenideia begins, a holiday for the Eumenides. While I wait for my rice cakes to steam for their offerings, I'm writing up a quick roundup of things about the Eumenideia, the Erinyes, and all things related. First, on Neokoroi, this is the Eumenideia ritual that I wrote what feels like an eternity ago. … Continue reading Happy Eumenideia 699.1!
Because I was somewhat serious when I said we needed to become effective hashtag users on social media. Confession B/t moving & life, I got a day behind on the lunar calendar & didn't realize the #Anthesteria started yesterday till yesterday at … sunset. And I didn't have wine. So I offered Dionysos hot cocoa. … Continue reading Tweets from Anthesteria
The first time I read Euthyphro, I downloaded the LibreVox audiobook, loaded it onto my old LG Touch, and went out on the trail near my mom's house for a walk. That walk taught me one thing — namely, that regardless of whether something is called a dialogue, philosophy is best when read. It's hard to … Continue reading On Reading Plato
My apartment is currently a mess of packing boxes. I found a new place and will be moving in mid-February. It's a busy time of the academic year, but I carved out a few days and will marathon-move so I'm all set to dive back into work when I'm done unpacking. One of the things … Continue reading Moving Preparations and Purification
In the Enchiridion, Epictetus says that we control opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and our own actions. How true is this in an era when social media exploits the vulnerable cracks in our human psyches? What of ourselves do we actually control?
This post will be short, but I have a piece in the Eternal Haunted Summer Winter Solstice issue and am doing the requisite "hmm, I have a poem out" self-promotion PSAs. I have also been posting dictionary entries for my conlang Tveshi on Twitter and making roundups of them on my Pangrammatikê blog. Vocabulary terms … Continue reading Happy Solstice! (… and updates)