scitor [to seek to know , inquire, ask]
Scita: those things which have been widely sought to be known and learned, and have been enacted by popular consensus. A fancy-pants Latin term for pop-culture “truth.”
scientia [knowing , knowledge, acquaintance, skill].
Scienda: the skillful use of applied knowledge–i.e., wisdom. A fancy-pants Latin term for living beyond the herd.
A blessed life is a movement from the former to the latter.
My name is Cathi-Lyn. I grew up a self-directed homeschooler. I’m a music composer, visual artist, published writer and freelance editor. (Also, a sailor. Yes, we can pretend to be pirates.) I specialize in non-herd thinking with a deep love for people.
While I live in the world of thinky things, my husband Dave, also known as Captain Awesomepants, specializes in intelligent and dashing episodes of derring-do. You may find us gallivanting across vast tracts of North America, Dave at the wheel and me with my nose in a book while he points and exclaims, “But look!”.
Dave makes occasional appearances hereabouts to leave flirty comments for his wife and keep order if a Rude Fish should show up off the port bow. Other than that, mostly it’s me, with some occasional swashbuckling contributors.
What This Blog is About
Long posts – I write on the consequences and implications of how we apply morality, spirituality, knowledge and imagination to everyday life. Sometimes that’s analytical. Sometimes it’s lyrical.
Short posts – Just stuff, y’know? The ice boat in my living room. Botanical pictures. Travel landscapes. Indie musicians I like. Frank discussions on sex and religion. You are welcome to join me in thriving on the unpredictability.
From scita to scienda. You’ve just been shanghai’d, friend. Let’s go.
Where To Find Things
Here’s the handcrafted index of Most Popular Posts for your browsing pleasure. In other matters, the posts are categorized in pretentious Latin, just for fun. Id est:
- Ecce Mundi: Behold the world! Adventures presented in photographic/art form.
- Locis Litterarum: All things bookish and literary.
- Semper Fidelis: Faith matters, primarily as they related to women’s issues and culture.
- Scientiae: Adventures in making things blow up, often featuring my husband.
- Dramatis Persona: A little bit of my personal side, often tongue-in-cheek.
More About Scienda
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