The Absence of Longing for Belonging

Whether acknowledged consciously, or succumbed to inadvertently, a persistent and prevalent pressure to “fit in” oppresses so many of us from an early age. We try to impress our playmates with our prowess at various board games, outside activities like “Red Rover,” and by our skill with various niche card games, pop culture knowledge, and […]

Twigs, Accumulation, and the Meaning behind Names

What is a pyre? I know its meaning, though many may not.  There is no shame in being unaware, or not exposed to this word.  It is fairly antiquated, and does not find use in casual dialogue.  Allow me to present the MW-Whatever brand you prefer definition of this word. A pyre, by definition, is a heap or pile of wood or other combustible material, especially one used for cremating a corpse. So, […]