Unhappy the Land that Needs Heroes.

In the first half of the 20th century Bertol Brecht, a German dramatist, addressed the fascist extremes of ‘true believers’ in Europe in his plays. His observations are still apt. He wrote: “Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have […]

Confronting White Dude Shamanism

I managed to get the first book in my series on the Rune Field out just as this global resurgence of fascism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism began to hit the news. I now find myself addressing three different groups all with highly charged emotional approaches to the Runes. The first two groups define each other. […]

Girths, Cinches and Science

I just now found an article published in September of 2020 discussing the ‘performance inhibiting spinal pressure’ researchers documented when racehorse trainers strapped a roller or surcingle around their yearling’s barrels. I was intrigued because when I was researching background information on the impact of girth position and tension for my series on horse training, […]

Saddle Points and Limit Cycles

A comment on my FB group when we were looking at images of Square Horses at the trot got me thinking about how horseman learn to see patterns of movement intuitively. Sometime back I found an article where a member of one of the North American Horse tribes explained the markings they painted on their […]

Colonial Spanish Horses and Facebook

I have been experimenting with what is possible with Facebook, since the site refuses to link to my blog. Generally, I find the platform unwieldy and obstructive but I did manage to put together a group to discuss the bio-mechanics and genetics of the Square Horse. Moderating members in the group has been a bit […]

TMG and the Medical Industry

One of the reasons that I post on my health issues is because during the Trump era, getting medical issues recognized was not part of primary care practitioners jobs. Their job was to inflict as many arbitrary profit-making prescriptions and procedures as could possibly be pushed through the system. Insisting that care actually have some […]

‘Something Elses’ Flipped the 2020 Election

I offer a heartfelt Thank You to all the ‘something elses’ who pray for the well being of all the children, regardless of who their ancestors are. Over two hundred years ago Europeans based our American democratic process on the practices of the indigenous peoples. A higher percentage of Native Americans serve in the armed […]

Peaking Polarization

“The U.S. government advises other countries that are emerging from authoritarian regimes to undertake a process of ‘transitional justice’ to return to healthier footing. We should heed our own advice. That means establishing independent investigations to account for abuses that took place, violations of law, and restoring ethical and professional norms through government and private […]