city life, life

#SeattleFound

This isn't QUITE a return to blogging, though I wish it was. At the moment, we still are lacking internet in our apartment, which makes it hard to do things like compose blog posts, and I only have time to get to the library on weekends. We did, however, make it to Seattle. The trip… Continue reading #SeattleFound

MHMon

Mental Health Monday: Pea Soup

Knotmagick is still on hiatus, and posts will be sporadic until probably mid-September at least. But if you miss the blog, why not check out some older MHMon posts? Autumn in Ohio tends to involve a lot of pea-soup like fog, especially in the early morning. Growing up, we had more school delays for fog… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Pea Soup

books

Break

I feel like all I've done so far this year is appologize to everyone for slowing down, stepping back and taking a break, but I have to do it again. If you've been following my twitter feed for the past few weeks, then you might know what's coming: we're moving from Ohio to Seattle over… Continue reading Break

msc

10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I like to listen to Disney music/showtunes when I clean so I can sing along.  I can't sing. My favorite movies of all time:  Lilo and Stitch The Little Mermaid The Mummy Ever After The Craft Crimson Peak Winchester Blue Crush 2 Practical Magic Castle in the Sky Movies I completely wore out as a… Continue reading 10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Me

history

The Last Witch Trial in America

Normally when you think of witch trials in the United States, the first thing that comes to mind is the Salem trials of 1692. But did you know Salem had another trial nearly two hundred years later? In 1878, Lucretia Brown accused Daniel Spofford of using mesmerism on her. Both Brown and Spofford were members… Continue reading The Last Witch Trial in America

history

Ohio’s Only Witch Trial

All in all, I tend to think of Ohio as a relatively boring state, but every once in a while I find something interesting hidden under the veneer of mundanity my home state likes to paint over itself. We all know I love weird, morbid, and/or spooky history, so saddle up because we're diving into… Continue reading Ohio’s Only Witch Trial

writing

The Last Ghost of Charleston

I promise, this is my last post about the trip. 🙂 Aside from tours, we also spent a lot of time writing (well...it was a writing workshop.) The following is a free writing exercise based on one of our prompts--to imagine ourselves as a ghost. Thus, the following creepy little narrative was born. Enjoy! I… Continue reading The Last Ghost of Charleston

travel

Julia’s Ghost

The second Charleston ghost story I want to share with you isn't actually from a location I visited, but caught my attention due to my "Would This Kill Me in the 1800s?" series. One of Charleston's most iconic churches is the Circular Church on Meeting Street, though that's not where this story takes place. In the… Continue reading Julia’s Ghost

travel

Susan’s Ghost

St. Philip's Church in Charleston is home to the oldest congregation in the city, established in 1838. It boasts a soaring bell tower and columns in addition to a stone and iron fence surrounding both it's graveyards--yes, that's right, it has two. One, adjacent to the church, is (historically) for those of old Charleston families,… Continue reading Susan’s Ghost

travel

Charleston

I'm back! The trip was wonderful, if exhausting. I drove down with my mom, since she's always wanted to see the city. Google told us it would be 10 hours, but it ended up being 15 after traffic. I was dead tired by the time we got to our hotel. The only thing sustaining me… Continue reading Charleston