At the end of work the other day, I followed a few links that eventually led me to the Soundcloud page of “Conversations with Margaret Daniel” and I began listening. While I should have been heading home for the night, instead I found myself wanting to stay plugged into my computer, listening to this woman talk about the plants that populate her yard: Roses, camellias, azaleas, lilacs… The audio is a collage of many different conversations with this woman and the result is a wonderfully intimate, reflective, and touching look at what is alive and what is dead. “Whoever this Margaret Daniel is,” I thought, “She is a pleasure to spend time with.”

Turns out, Margaret Daniel is the childhood neighbor of photographer Susan Worsham. Worsham turned to Daniel as a subject after losing her brother, mother and father. This audio was played in the gallery for an exhibition of Worsham’s featuring Daniel.

You are introduced to Daniel with these words:

As you go through life, don’t forget to smell the flowers. … ‘Give me flowers while I’m living. Do not wait until I’m dead.’ They come with all these flowers. Mother said that’s the worst thing it could be. Why not do good for a human being while they know? When they’re gone, no matter how many flowers you pour on, it’s nothing.“

- Nell

Image by Susan Worsham courtesy of the artist

theinkstainsblog  asked:

Hey! For your writing community thing, I'd like to ask the same of you: 1) What is the working title of your WIP? 2) is there a blurb about it? 3) Where can I read more? And also 4). What can you tell me about main characters?

Thanks for getting back so fast! 

1) The working title is “Cost of the Crown” 

2) my Blurb: Margaret and Alice are two dear friends living in 1557 England. They lead simple, god-fearing lives, full of hard work and family. But there is one problem with their friendship: Margaret is a protestant and Alice a Catholic in a time where protestants were being accused of heresy and witchcraft and burned at the stake for it. When Margaret’s older brother, Daniel, and his wife Anne are accused, she considers conversion to Catholicism both for her own safety and to marry the man she loves, her only confidant is her letters back and forth to Alice. 

3) I’ll be posting the first letter to both to my blog and my Patreon sometime this week. the rest of the letters will be posted monthly to my $5 Patreon pledgers at

4) Margaret is forced to be a rock for her family in a terrifying time for protestants. She must take in her newborn baby nephew when his parents are accused and await trial for witchcraft. She hates that there is so much hatred between Catholics and Protestants. She is truly afraid and she seriously considers converting. She loves Alice’s brother, Simon, and he is yet another reasons for considering conversion. 

Alice is sweet-tempered and really a kind of peace-maker between Simon and her sister, Edith, a militant Catholic who strongly objects to Alice’s consorting with protestants. She does her best to help Margaret in any way she can, but there is only so much she can do from the countryside.

Margaret Morris at the Opening of her Cromwell Road School, London, 1935. Photo by Fred Daniels. The Fergusson Gallery.

Morris was a pioneer of modern dance, as well as an accomplished choreographer, artist and author. In 1910, aged just 19, she established her own system for dance training, called Margaret Morris Movement, and opened her first school in London. It is still taught worldwide today.

Little Monsters (1989)

MoM’s 2017 October Movie List: October 13th

This had a lot of potential, but just fell flat for me. I’d seen it a coupe times before, and it never stood out to me as something very great. The under the bed world is pretty cool. The main monster reminds me too much of a child’s Beetlejuice. This kid moves into a new house with his parents and little brother, and he meets a monster from under his bed who befriends him and then tries to suck him into the under the bed world and turn him into one of them, and the monsters kidnap his little brother when he doesn’t want to, so he and some other kids have to go after him. It’s a whatever movie, but it would be even worse if they tried to make it today.

Rating: D. Howie Mandel embarrasses me.


At first Margaret Elizabeth Carter and Daniel Sousa were committing minor crimes, such as theft (mostly wallets), robbery or burglary. In time they began to comit major crimes.

Margaret Carter and Daniel Sousa first met on January 5, 1930 at Angie Martinelli’s house. They were both smitten immediately.

Although Carter and Sousa had killed people, they were equally known for kidnapping Agent Thompson who had caught them and then driving him around for hours only to release him, unharmed, hundreds of miles away. The two seemed like they were on an adventure, having fun while easily side-stepping the law.

Peggysous Exchange gift for @reeseneseira​ who asked for Peggy and Daniel as Bonnie & Clyde (I had a blast being “undercover”!)

The Books On My Shelves 7/15/16

Insomnia : Stephen King

Matched > Allie Condie


Uprooted : Naomi Novik

The Eleventh Plague : Jeff Hirsch

Asylum : Madeleine Roux

Undertow : Michael Buckley

The Lovely Bones : Alice Sebold

On The Day I Died : Candace Fleming

Zodiac : Romina Russell

The Witch’s Daughter : Paula Brackston

The Host : Stephenie Meyer

Beautiful Creatures > Garcia & Stohl

Beautiful Darkness

The Maze Runner > James Dashner

The Scorch Trials

The Death Cure

The Kill Order

The Merciless : Danielle Vega

Caught > Margaret Peterson



The Hunt For The Seventh : Christine Morton-Shaw

The Grimm Legacy : Polly Shulman

The Ghost Of Graylock : Dan Poblock

Pet Sematary : Stephen King

The Selection > Kiera Cass

The Elite

The One

Milk And Honey : Rupi Kaur

Stolen : Lucy Christopher

Dragonwyck : Anya Seton

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff : Richard Carlson

The Heartbreaker > Carly Phillips

The Bachelor

For Girls Only : Carol Weston

Searching For David’s Heart : Cherie Bennett

When You Reach me : Rebecca Stead

Escaping The Giant Wave : Peg Kehret

I So Don’t Do Spooky > Barrie Summy

I So Don’t Do Mysteries

Swapping Lives : Jane Green

The Dashwood Sisters’ Secrets Of Love : Rosie Rushton

Madam Crowl’s Ghost And Other Stories : Sheridan Le Fanu

The Trespassers : Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Sutton : J.R. Moehringer

Chestnut Street : Maeve Binchy

Thwonk : Joan Baur

Peace, Love, And Baby Ducks : Lauren Myracle

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian : Sherman Alexie

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children : Ransom Riggs

Bossy Pants : Tiny Fey

Paint The Wind : Pam Muñzo Ryan

The Ghost And The Goth > Stacey Kade

The Queen Of The Dead

Body And Soul

Ghosts Of The Carolina Coasts : Terrance Zepke

Finish This Book : Keri Smith

Time For True Tales : May Hill Arbuthnot

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone > JK Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Divergent > Veronica Roth

Insurgent Allegiant

The Hunger Games > Suzane Collins

Catching Fire

Mocking Jay

A Discovery Of Witches > Deborah Harkness

Shadow Of Night

Book Of Life

Cinder > Marissa Meyer



The 5th Wave > Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea

These Broken Stars > Kaufman & Spooner

This Shattered World

Switched > Amanda Hocking



Shatter Me > Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me

Ignite Me

Delirium > Lauren Oliver



Key Lime Pie Murder > Joanne Fluke

Candy Cane Murder

Fatally Flaky

Blueberry Muffin Murder

Sugar Cookie Murder

Lemon Meringue Murder

Fudge Cupcake Murder

Cherry Cheesecake Murder

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Devil’s Food Cake Murder

Strawberry Shortcake Murder

Peach Cobbler Murder

Sense And Sensibility > Jane Austen

Pride And Prejudice



Freankenstein : Mary Shelly

Farewell To Arms : Ernest Hemmingway

The Grapes Of Wrath : John Steinback

The Great Gatsby : Scott Fitzgerald

Romeo And Juliet > Shakespeare


The Wind In The Willows : Kenneth Grahame

Anne Of Green Gables > L.M. Montgomery

Anne Of Avonela

Anne Of The Island

Anne Of Windy Poplars

Anne’s House Of Dreams

Anne Of Ingleside

The Murders In The Rue Morgue : Edgar Allan Poe

Vampire Academy > Richelle Mead


Shadow Kiss

Blood Promise

Spirit Bound

Last Sacrifice

Outlander > Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly In Amber


Drums Of Autumn

The Fiery Cross

A Breath Of Snow And Ashes

The Sea Of Monsters > Rick Riordan

The Titan’s Curse

The Battle Of The Labyrinth

The Last Olympian

The Lost Hero

The Son Of Neptune

The Mark Of Athena

The House Of Hades

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen > Janet Evanovich

Wicked Appetite

Wicked Charms

Wicked Business

Top Secret Twenty-One

The Forsaken > Lisa M. Stasse

The Uprising

The Defiant

Hush Hush > Becca Fitzpatrick


Ready Player One : Ernest Cline

Boy, Snow, Bird > Oyeyemi

Tiger Lily : Jodi Lynn Anderson

Looking For Alaska > John Green

Paper Towns

An Abundance Of Katherines

Blush : Cherry Adair

The Gift Of A Charm : Mclaughlin & Kraus

Lola And The Boy Next Door : Stephanie Perkins

Since You’ve Been Gone : Morgan Matson

Fortune Hunter : Daisy Goodwin

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before > Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You

Famous French Fairy Tales : David Stone

I’ll Give You The Sun : Jandy Nelson

Life And Death > Stephenie Meyer


New Moon


Breaking Dawn

A Game Of Thrones > George R.R. Martin

A Clash Of Kings

A Storm Of Swords

A Feast For Crows

A Dance With Dragons

City Of Bones > Cassandra Clare

City Of Ashes

City Of Glass

City Of Fallen Angels

The Kiss Of Deception : Mary E. Pearon

A Court Of Thorns And Roses : Sarah J. Maas

The Bone Season > Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order


Bob’s Burgers S07E03

Silvia Federici | Caliban and the Witch

Simone Weil | Gravity and Grace

Sylvia Townsend Warner | Lolly Willowes

Katherine Howe | The Penguin Book of Witches

Danielle Dutton | Margaret the First

Elizabeth Peters | The Murders of Richard III

Bob’s Burgers S07E03

vampires and cake

Daniel Mytens - Margaret Tudor, Queen consort of Scotland

circa 1620-1638

oil on canvas

The Royal Collection, Edinburgh