drawing: Athena 11 drawing:trout lily flower

Paleolithic Refugia

three magnolias two pink azaleas two roses in vase drawing: Athena 10 dancer drawing: Athena 03 drawing of skullcap flowers drawing: Athena 16 drawing: trilliumdrawing: morning glorydrawings of azaleasdancer drawingdrawing: passionflower

Art Works by
Melynda Reid

Original Drawings

For purchases, contact via email below.

Melynda died on July 8, 2010, after suffering a pulmonary embolism on June 20.


Mother and Child





Christmas Cards
Greeting Cards
Note Cards
Custom Cards

Cards based on Melynda's mother-and-child series Variations on Athena (four designs) and Florida Flowers series (six designs). Inside message for Christmas, or custom message, or blank for note cards. To purchase, see the Note Cards page.

Health and Diet

I don't keep a copy of the misc.health.diabetes FAQ on my own site, but you can read it at faqs.org. I haven't updated it in about ten years.

Some Paleo Kitchen recipes.


  • Here's a few of my favorite Uncle Bonsai songs.
  • My great-grandfather, Leon Aloys Bidez, was an American composer in the late 1800s. Here's a little bit about Aloys Bidez and his music, including reproductions of the works of which we have located copies.


Meet the Proprietors

Edward and Melynda

Edward and Melynda at Edward's 25-year high school reunion in 1992

Paleolithic Refugia is Edward Reid and (until she died) Melynda Reid and our various endeavors. We live(d) in Tallahassee, FL, US. Edward manages the website.

As for what it means -- well, if you have to ask, then you don't need to know.

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Techie Stuff

  • Image format comparison: why and when to use GIF, JPEG, PNG for documents
  • Scramblers: Excel spreadsheets which randomly scramble the internal letters of words in a passage of text