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October 30, 2019

Ištar was the original Queen of Heaven. Intimately connected with fertility, sexuality, and war, Ištar's symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove, and a star within a circle emulating the planet Venus. She has been known as the deified evening star, and t...

October 29, 2019

“Hey, René?”

“What?” His thoughts were elsewhere.

“Have you seen statues of Ištar, René? You know, out and about, at the places where you’ve gone. I remember you told me you saw my statue.”

“Oh, yeah. At the tavern in Ninevah.” He grinned. “They were obscene, pornog...

October 28, 2019

The birds arrived in early December, their presence changed things a lot. Each evening large booming calls of the males punctuated the nighttime silence proclaiming his territory to other nearby birds. Unexpectedly finding an egg on Christmas morning Mary and I devised...

October 20, 2019

Whoa, Gara! Calm down. Sorry, Marol!” Jen exclaimed, squeezing her legs together to keep her horse from backing. “It’s okay, boy,” she reassured the lean, muscular grey Arab gelding, realizing how wet his neck was when she patted him.

Agitated, Gara was not tired. Despi...

October 19, 2019

Waiting for Jen to catch up, Marol walked Babe towards the vet zone, where four veterinary teams evaluated the horses.

“There’s an opening. Why don’t you take it? I want to talk to Rory.”

Jen nodded, smiling somewhat. Marol waited for her turn for her preferred vet.


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