Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

besoot


v.  to soil with soot; to besmut.
- Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Monday, July 07, 2014

sheikh shaker

Purchased this dispenser of pulverized flavor enhancers at the souk today. 

Sunday, July 06, 2014

spasmatomancer


n.  One who divines through spasms
- Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Vicar of Neo-Natron

Unearthed, scholars set to work.
X-rayed and MRI'd, probed and dissected.
Yielded no results, as was dust.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Electra


Her brother, Orestes, was hounded by the Furies for killing Clytemnestra, their mother, who conspired with her lover to kill King Agamemnon, their father, and his concubine, Cassandra, in revenge for the king's sacrifice of Iphigeneia, their sister, to the goddess Artemis, leading to the Trojan War and Oreste's eventual acquittal by the goddess Athena.  Where was Electra? There all along. Along for the ride.