Ides. A word of portent and mystery. Of course, all it really means is the middle of the month. The fifteenth day, to be precise. Which is pretty much the timeline for this occasional blog:

New posts will happen on the ides.

Or thereabouts.


Whenever they are published, the articles here generally relate to music, culture and design.

Click here or explore the Clover & Pine tab above to learn more about each category featured on this blog.

arrowhsquare2Hilary Brooke Hall lives with her family in North Carolina. She blogs because, really, quiet desperation is so nineteenth-century.

She has a B.A. in graphic design from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from North Carolina State University.

Hilary is a teacher and a mom. Her hobby is car line.

For more articles by Hilary, visit intheQuiver.com, where she joins a couple friends in writing about faith and family.


•   The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.   •
from Walden by Henry David Thoreau




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