Alchemical Storytelling

Monday, August 7, 2017

As my wife and son began┬áre-watching this series today, I thought I’d repost this review here from its original appearance in 2012 over at Black Gate. I should…

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Woman of Wonder

Monday, June 19, 2017

We finally slid away to catch Wonder Woman this weekend and it was far better than I expected. Some people talked about rough dialogue and others complained about…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I think my absence last week was the longest I’ve had from the blog. I mean, even when I went to Europe with the family last year I…

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The First Day

Thursday, January 2, 2014

And so it begins. Arbitrary designation or not, it’s one noted by human society, and the New Year is a good chance to pause for personal reflection. I…

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New Treasures

Monday, December 30, 2013

Between the gift exchange with my in-laws and another with some old friends, I ended up with a grab-bag of books I’ve been wanting to read. You can…

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A Prayer for Heroes

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I sat down the other evening with my wife and son for my second viewing of The 13th Warrior. I hadn’t seen it for a long while, and…

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Doing That Thing

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mostly that thing I’ve been doing is getting the house ready for two birthdays. Owing to my son’s immense high school homework load there was no real birthday…

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Manly Movie Week, Part 2

Monday, October 22, 2012

Last week, while my wife and daughter were out of town for seven days, my son and I sat down with a pile of movies I was pretty…

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Manly Movie Week

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

With my mother now in a rehab facility following her heart attack, I was less than comfortable with the idea of taking off on the scheduled family vacation….

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