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.
“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:
- I like the way it sounds.
- 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.
- 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).