My name is Marie Goodwin. Personal Mycology is a project born of my restless mind. I am intensely interested in topics ranging from radical economics to attachment theory, alternative medicine to de-colonizing education, plant intelligence to permaculture, community activism to brain science, epistemology to life-learning, re-skilling to ancestral health, indigenous wisdom to the science of inter-being, ancient philosophy to astrophysics, and a whole lot in between. And the beauty of it all? It is all connected through the mycelium of story.
I am, or have been, an archaeologist, a teacher, an activist, a scientist, a homesteader, an unschooling mother of two, a world-traveler, a Ph.D. student, an art exhibition coordinator, a potter, a student of permaculture and herbalism, a mentor, a community organizer, and both an editor as well as a writer. I find myself in a constant, somewhat dizzying, dance of change as I grow and explore new interests and the boundaries of older, persistent questions.
My most current project is a trilogy of novels of alternative historical fiction set in medieval Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Vinland.