About Me

I’m a 30-something woman living in New England, and I love to create things, be involved in the community, and learn things that surprise me and challenge my own notions about the world. I’m more limited than I used to be, ever since coming down with a bad case of mono and developing ME/CFS. I’m trying to work around this and heal from it at the same time, while getting as much enjoyment out of life as I possibly can.

Why “Mushrump?”

“Mushrump” is an archaic word for mushroom. I don’t remember where I first heard it. It can be traced to a line in The Tempest, though I’m not sure if it was a common word or one coined by the Bard himself (“you whose pastime / Is to make midnight mushrumps”).

I named this blog “mushrump” because:

  1. I like the way it sounds.
  2. Mushrooms and other fungi are (usually) connected underground in networks called mycelia. What you see at the surface – individual mushrooms – are likely part of a much larger system.
  3. Fungi help decompose dead plants and animals and turn them into soil, which is in turn used by living plants and animals for nutrients and habitats (among other things).




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