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April 4, 2019

‘Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.’

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Atlantic Monthly, Volume II

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‘Once upon a time, there lived a little prince on a planet b...

February 7, 2019

I once knew a girl who lived in a peach house at number 17, Swann Street. It was not a physical place. It was in her head, but it was still very real. Some would call it mental illness. More specifically, anorexia. Whatever its name, more girls go there than you think,...

January 31, 2019

The nurses wheeled someone into the room at eleven thirteen p.m. Late. Perhaps not by the standards of the outside world, but disastrously so in here.

Photo by Julian Hanslmaier on Unsplash

The antepartum floor was no place of rest to begin with, with the const...

July 19, 2018

‘Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom; that idle crag thou sittest on is six thousand years of age.’
- Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus

© Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Le petit prince et les baobabs

The myth holds that African baobabs are eternal. Science...

June 14, 2018

‘In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.’

— Ben Jonson, The Noble Nature

Photo by Philippe Toupet on Unsplash

Around 253 million people live with vision impairment; 36 million are blind. Around 2.5 billion people ne...

June 7, 2018

The spotlight this month is on Muna Ismail, intrepid food scientist who may have found a way to end famine in Somaliland. Read more about her here, or on Womanscape.

 Photo from Yeheb.org

She walks along the Haud plateau in arid, brown Somaliland. To the South and West i...

May 10, 2018

This month I explored Kristin Weis's Way of traveling. A new feature on sustainable, ethical tourism,  always proudly on Womanscape.

© Kristin Weis 2018

Clear day or not, you are most likely to find her outside, as close to nature as she can get; a family habit...

March 1, 2018

‘The whole mighty vision that had fleeted before his eyes in this world,–the armies of Hyder-Ali and his son with oriental and barbaric pageantry,–the civic grandeur of England, the great deserts of Asia and America,–the vast capitals of Europe,–London with its eternal...

February 22, 2018

'But no one could erase those small letters, those fly’s feet that Cadmus the Phoenician had scattered across Greece, where the wind had brought him in his quest for Europa carried off by a bull that rose from the sea.'

- Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harm...

February 1, 2018

'The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.'

― Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

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