The Book by the Bedside

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”


― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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A word of thanks from Useful~Weeds Herbs & Teas

By KJ | March 7, 2021

To my fellow hard-working seekers, providers, parents, kind & gentle folk: thank you for taking a few precious moments out of your busy day to share your thoughts, challenges, wisdom, and encouragement with me over the last week.Each and every one of you has touched my core and I am so glad to share this…

Stephen Harrod Buhner – Author

By KJ | November 5, 2020

Work related to COVID-19 Most of all though, I have spent the last half century doing my best to learn how to be a human being, the hardest thing of all, I have realized, to learn. “I am and always have been interested in the invisibles of life, those meanings and communications that touch us…

Book by the bedside: Review of “The Modern Herbal Dispensatory” by Thomas Easley & Steven Horne

By KJ | August 9, 2020

This is an in-depth book covering all the various aspects of herbalism for medicinal purposes: from harvesting herbs, obtaining them from reputable vendors, to the various processes used to extract the medicines you want. It covers a variety of herbal extraction methods from basic tinctures and macerations to soxhlet and percolation extractions and flower essences.…