Wood Grain Stories

Does anyone else ever look for pictures and patterns in the grain of the wood surrounding them? I’m always seeing pictures in the grain of a door or a floor-board. For instance, currently there’s the silhouette of a female figure … Continue reading

“Throne of the Crescent Moon”

A few months ago I saw a retweet from someone about this new author who had won an award for his debut fantasy novel called Throne of the Crescent Moon. I was intrigued by the title and once I’d seen … Continue reading

West Wing Recaps: S1 Ep7 “The State Dinner”

Oh look! An episode going up on time for once! WOOT! Ok, anyway it’s that time again. Time for a new episode of The West Wing. Now we’re starting to really get into the swing of the narrative and the … Continue reading

West Wing Recaps: S1 Ep6 “Mr. Willis of Ohio”

Hello again fellow West Wing watchers! Sorry for the delayed episode, there’s been some craziness in the house the last couple of weeks. But here we are again, with a new installment. This is a good one, but before we … Continue reading

Belly Buttons Are Weird

It occurred to me on my way to work yesterday morning that belly-buttons are basically just scars commemorating our transition to “independent being.” It’s really kind of weird to ponder, but we literally have to be ripped from our mothers’ … Continue reading