Walking Rocks?

Query: When I was in Death Valley earlier this year, I saw some enormous 750-pound rocks that appear to travel across the desert on their own. I remembered your article about rock tortoises, and wondered if that’s what these rocks could be?

Corn of Plenty (Part 4 of 4): A Field Guide by Dr. Midas Welby

Corns of the Air: Air-corns utilize their horns for jousting, playing tic-tac-toe, and spearing food in mid-flight. Air-corns often lurk undetected in trees, wood piles, and rain gutters. When bored, they use their horns to ring the doorbells of unsuspecting humans. When the door begins to open, the air-corn flies away.


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Going On Hiatus

December 6, 2014: I am loving college, but I have to admit, I’m overwhelmed.

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Pine Cone Feeders

A Present For Imaginaries: When winter comes, I get concerned about providing extra shelter from the elements for Imaginaries. Recently, I read about people who build wildlife brush shelters out of branches and plants in their yards, and thought this was a great idea.

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Sharing The Planet With Centaurs

April 6, 2014: Iranigami devotes itself to the preservation, protection and defense of the Imaginary creatures of the world. We also cooperate with many of the huldufolk – fairies, elves, etc. - in fulfilling our mission, and with other people whose mission it is to preserve, protect and defend the non-Imaginary creatures of our planet. However, there are beings of this world that are beyond our understanding or our reach, and among these beings are the centaurs.

Centaurs are profoundly intelligent, with a wisdom far beyond that which we humans can even begin to comprehend. For their own good, they have decided to have as little to do with humans as possible. I, personally, would love to have a conversation with the centaurs, but since the centaurs are not willing to have that conversation with me, I must respect their decision to keep their distance from our kind, and swallow my curiosity.

Centaurs seem to understand that just because it’s possible to do something doesn’t mean it should be done. As citizens of an entirely classless society, centaurs considered, and rejected, the development of their own version of a monetary system. They have also chosen to forego adopting any of our human weaponry or to develop any of their own, other than the bow and arrow, which they invented. Their society is based on justice without mercy, and apparently they determined that adding extreme force to the formula of justice without mercy would create unhealthy imbalances in their world.

Unlike the Imaginaries, that we can study and protect, or the huldufolk, with whom we can form alliances, the centaurs hold themselves as superior to, and apart from, humans. We can only hope to co-inhabit the earth with them respectfully and humbly. - XAX, 236th Keeper of Iranigami


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