Was it spring or winter? Was I six or was I eleven? I honestly can’t remember. Pop and I were out picking up supplies at the local mall, and I’d lobbied my way into three minutes at the toy store. I made a bee line to the Lego section (Legos being, before computers, the only […]
At least once a year, I reread Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series. Each novel is a good thousand pages long but, luckily (and sadly), there are only currently two volumes published. By this point, I’ve read the first of these books – ‘The Way of Kings’ – six or seven times. So you’d think that there […]
I’ve decided that English needs different shorthand expressions for “Please repeat yourself, I didn’t hear you” and “I heard you clearly, but don’t know what you’re talking about.” I’m not sure what the Official Phrasing is for each, but everything I can think to try ends up with on conflatable with the other. “What?” “Excuse […]
This post was incited by ‘When Wrongthink Becomes Workplace Harrassment’ from Reason.com and, subsequently, Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment – from the Washington Post. I’m perennially of two minds about issues of ‘social justice’ (especially in the workplace). It’s super important. All of the bad -isms can’t be seen as solely the product individual […]
Disclaimer: While this post is mostly a response to a specific article (and subsequent Facebook conversation), it does contain some criticism of feminist theory. Given the subject matter, this is basically impossible to avoid. If you are one who gets upset at hearing third wave feminism criticized, please embrace the choice of either stopping here […]
After finishing a 15 hour audiobook on the fall of the Roman Republic, I am taking away the following information. Digest it how you will.
I received a lot of comments (both on- and off-line) about the above picture that I shared on Facebook. I didn’t mean for things to get so real. I tend to just post things that are amusing or thought-provoking. Facebook isn’t really the venue for deep discussions – most things that need to be said […]
Already? Well, looks like I’m starting NaNoWriMo a few days late this year. Wish me luck!
Dear ex-Social Networks, I know I’ve been sending you mixed signals, but this has to stop. We had some good times, but it’s over. It’s not your fault; we’re just too different. I never got comfortable with you, and you clearly lost interest in me over time. You seemed more concerned with plug-ins and celebrities […]
Day 15 A meta-life, a life about life; Reassuring, were it to be used as some kind of lesson. Nevertheless, a life that requires reassurances, that experiences only in terms of lessons. Only drawn to the whos, whys, and hows – To know things unknowable. Neverminding the wheres and whats, The whens-that-are-always-now. Now means nothing […]