The Handmaid's Tale
By Kyle Flemmer
in a strongly patriarchal, totalitarian theonomic state
Thomas Aquinas held that "if a sovereign were
An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist
authoritatively by the magisterium of the Catholic Church
consists of 24 particular churches and almost 3,500
distinct liturgical, spiritual, theological and canonical traditions.
The Gregorian chant, also called cantilena Romana, has
a later Carolingian synthesis of Roman chant
of the palace and dux et princeps Francorum hereditary, and
second-in-command to the early kings of France, the last
Treaty of Verdun divided the Frankish realm into three
Lothair I was given the title of emperor
daughter of Ingerman the duke of Hesbaye.
by Thegan of Trier, Louis's wife Ermengarde is said
family in the middle Rhine-Moselle region.
a left bank tributary of the Rhine,
northerly direction through the German Rhineland and
Franks and became part of Frankish Austrasia.
both the so-called Salians and Rhineland Franks
of Mars, who were also called Salii.
a short red cloak (paludamentum), a sword,
their statues (e.g. the Prima Porta Augustus) and on
to the villa after Augustus's death in
rustica, the farmhouse estate permanently occupied by
farm building separate from each other.
fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms
principally for food (e.g. pork, bacon, gammon
and different from dry-cured ham like prosciutto.
Unlike Speck (Speck Alto Adige PGI) from
The first documents containing the word "speck"
older term "bachen", a cognate of "bacon".
Bacon is also used for barding and
for roast game birds, and is a traditional
meat), for recreation ("sporting"), or for trophies.
preserving the entire animal via taxidermy is
practiced primarily on vertebrates (mammals, birds, fish,
mammary glands which in females produce milk
near the nipples, resulting in prominent breasts.
At puberty, estrogens, in conjunction with growth
the gonads: the ovaries in a girl,
hormones that play a role in the
correct development of animals, plants and fungi.
By Kyle Flemmer
an unnamed anglophone Canadian folklorist; his Native
America, coordinating with Volkskunde (German), folkeminner (Norwegian),
Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the Italian province
headed by the Prince of Liechtenstein; the Prince's extensive
swathes of land, predominantly in Moravia, Lower
crown land of the Lands of the Bohemian
George III, when the profits from the Crown Estate
of which is forwarded to the House of Commons.
to represent constituencies by the first-past-the-post system
prior to the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union
(see European Parliament constituency).
Brexit, EU law and the Court of Justice
represents "a new legal order of international law".
law differs from state-based legal systems in that
is recognized as authoritative is codifications in
one of the defining features of civil law jurisdictions.
came from uncodified judge-made case law, and gives
law based on constitutions, statutes, or regulations.
contracts between insurers and their insureds), self-regulation
known as introspection) is a process involving
refer to the examination of one's soul.
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, understood that the
institution of higher learning in the Western world.
West"), in contrast to the Orient (from
the Near East, Middle East and Far East:
comprises Turkey (both Anatolia and East Thrace),
with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest;
The Aegean Sea lies to the east of
the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea by
separating the country's European and Asian part.
to the north, the Armenian Highlands to the
Kura-Aras lowlands, the Iranian Plateau, and Mesopotamia.
Sumerians and Akkadians (including Assyrians and Babylonians)
to be the earliest in the Old World.
Americas are therefore contrariwise called the New World.
geographers, who had thought the world consisted
In religions, there is often a tendency
to enlightenment, and changes would be sought
or release of the fetters and hindrances.
Khuddaka Nikaya's Itivuttaka 1.15, the Buddha states:
an ancient path to freedom from ignorance,
rebirth, by knowledge of the true self
Resurrection is a similar process hypothesized by
singular resurrection of the dead at the end of the world.
[Author photo taken by Sarah Thomas]
Kyle Flemmer is an author, editor, and publisher from Calgary in Treaty 7 territory. He studies digital poetics at the University of Calgary where he is a teaching and research assistant. Kyle founded the Blasted Tree Publishing Co. in 2014 and is a former managing editor of filling Station magazine. His first book, Barcode Poetry, was published by The Blasted Tree in 2021.