Mearcstapas, research estuaries, and gleaning

Deep in an interesting book called “Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life” Makoto Fujimura alludes to an odd concept with an even odder name: the mearcstapas.  In Fujimura’s own words, it’s  “an Old English word used in Beowulf: mearcstapas, translated “border-walkers” or “border-stalkers.” In the tribal realities of earlier times, these wereContinue reading “Mearcstapas, research estuaries, and gleaning”