March Patron-Only Column | Violets!


My patrons at the $5/month and higher tiers receive my column each month.

This month’s column is 5 pages and formatted like a booklet, complete with a plate from 1887 (provided by the Lloyd Library & Museum), modern typefaces (the script font is Coniferous) and sidebars with bonus info.

“The Violet has been used in association with grief and death worldwide by Native Americans (Blackfoot, Cherokee, Ojibwa, Navajo), Appalachians, Europeans, Indians, Indigenous Australians, Indigenous Canadians and western and central Europeans to name a few groups.” (p 3)


This column takes us through the works of Shakespeare that feature the violet, a brief visit with Napoleon Bonaparte and even to the bar where we discuss violet cocktails.

Get the column here.

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