Dear Poseidon, This year’s vigil is at an end. All that remains is to print out the rituals and hymns to preserve in my book of practice. All that’s physical, at least. There is much I need to ponder, as well. I know you exposed me to some of your mysteries. For a writer, that’sContinue reading “Mysteries of the bull”
Category Archives: Letters to Poseidon
Dear Poseidon, I was following the dual American traditions of eating meat cooked outside and igniting small explosive devices the other day by visiting dear friends of the family. It was the conversation I had with one of their boys that I wanted to write to you about. While catching up, I told him thatContinue reading “About myth”
Dear Poseidon, I’ve been thinking about Greece. It’s in the news a lot now, as it goes through the most recent — and apparently most dire — throes of the debt problems that have plagued it since that country joined the Eurozone. I don’t know how many of my ancestors made offerings to you, Poseidon,Continue reading “About Greece”
About Nepal . . .
Dear Poseidon, This whole Nepal thing has really been eating at me. I feel like I understand, and yet I don’t. These people, clinging to life on the sides of mountains, surely have enough challenges without the touch of Ennosigaios to wipe nearly everything they know from the face of the earth. But. Science makesContinue reading “About Nepal . . .”
Dear Poseidon, I got your message today. You obviously asked Hermes to deliver it, because it arrived when I was driving. That he’s all about travel and pranks, as well as communication, makes giving me a message when I can’t so much as write it down make a lot of sense. I’m not so sureContinue reading “Dear Poseidon”