Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
So I've given up writing and taken up furniture refinishing instead, writing is definitely more fun, but there is something rather exciting in taking a beat up dresser and painting it an obnoxious blue. I don't think this is my new vocation but it is a nice change of pace.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Thankfully I am not a Jedi, but the Star Wars movies would be rather dull if Yoda were in charge. I'm revisiting some of the old Star Wars books, a staple of my young life, and rather interesting to read from an adult perspective (have I really grown up?). I can't say I like what they did in the later books, bringing in some weird alien force from outside the galaxy, but some of the earlier ones are as much fun to read as the movies are to watch (and some are down right terrible). It will be interesting to see what the upcoming movie will entail, though it seems they'll just ignore the 'expanded universe,' hit the reset button like they did with Star Trek, and move on from there. Any bets on whether Leia gets her own song and dance number like all proper Disney Princesses?
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I hate deserting an old friend, a companion that has stood faithfully by through many adventures for nearly fifteen years, but alas, both my geography and experience necessitate it. So I bid a fond farewell to Peterson's 'Guide to Eastern Birds.' But like many an old book, I can return to it at leisure or need and renew our acquaintance though I have found younger and more relevant friends to accompany me into the field. Yes, I fear birdwatching is even more an obsession for me than writing this time of year.