The Both-Between

Holly Regan
Follow me to the place between worlds and explore all that defies the binary: independent food and beverage, alternative spirituality, queer identity, non-corporate systems, + more.
Created 28 Sep 2020
  • Opt Out
    15 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    It happens so fast, the slipping back into sleep, the slow dissolve to the dream. So instantly does society immerse you, your senses bombarded from the second you reconnect: the dull roar of commerce ...
  • Make It to the Meat
    28 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    Crete was home to one of the most powerful kingdoms in the ancient world, the mighty and mysterious Minoan civilization, but it fell, as all empires do. It was occupied for much of the subsequent mill...
  • The Presence of Absence
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I have spent the last four years living alone, yet through it all, I had a near-constant companion. It wasn’t a literal entity, but more of an emotion that I came to anthropomorphize: the presence of ...
  • Update to paid subscribers
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I wanted to share an update to my paid subscribers. I’ve realized that putting what I write behind a paywall doesn’t energetically resonate with me; I believe ideas and expressions of this nature shou...
  • To Be a Stone
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    His name was Petros, and at night we went rock climbing, while all day we worked with stones: raking them, moving them, building things with them, even watering them. I always envied the stones, seemi...
  • The Return
    11 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    We are constantly being drawn into dark places so that we may emerge in the light. From the womb to the tomb, ashes to embryos, birth to earth. The Mother is there at the end and the beginning, becaus...
  • ψυχή / psyche / soul
    24 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    The Greek word for “soul” is “psyche” (ψυχή). Soul is who we really are; the part that’s eternal, yet ephemeral and intangible. But in modern Western culture, we associate who we are with the material...
  • Act-up vs. Mainstream; or, What's in a Name?
    26 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    His name was William Rufus de Vane King, but at the White House, they called him “Miss Nancy.” The newly elected vice president’s relationship to President James Buchanan was the stuff of innuendo bac...
  • It's Not 1850s Ireland Anymore
    31 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    There is a legacy that runs deep in my blood, through the marrow of my bones, embedded in my DNA, tracing back long before I incarnated into this flesh. The soaring cliffs and rolling green, crashing ...
  • Sense Memory
    12 May 2021 • 4 min read
    The half-marathon victory pint, circa 2018. There is a part of you that is unchanging, no matter the years, existing outside the material. Yet your inner world is channeled through the outer one, and ...
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