Friday Fun: Truth 1

This is too good not to share. I tried to track down a source and failed. Love it!



Why I Love Books 1

I’ve been reminded lately that I love books. I love them because they are a chance to create a world that is better, a world that is different. I love reading a book and going on an adventure. I love watching the heroine change the world and be changed by the journey. I love books. […]

Word of the Day: Catastrophe

I’ve always enjoyed using the word Catastrophe. ca·tas·tro·phe noun \kə-ˈtas-trə-(ˌ)fē\ : a terrible disaster Full Definition of CATASTROPHE 1: the final event of the dramatic action especially of a tragedy 2: a momentous tragic event ranging from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin 3a: a violent and sudden change in a feature of the earth b: a violent […]


Take heart, I have overcome the world.

– Jesus of Nazareth

Fun Reads: Pathfinder 2

Pathfinder is a fairly recent (2011) release from Orson Scott Card. I’m surprised to find myself struggling to describe it, but I think it’s because there’s so much setup early in the book that I can’t come up with anything that isn’t a spoiler. Here’s what works about this book: there is both a system […]

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On Internet Trolls and Being a Wimp 5

I am a wimp. A push-over. I have been called “the Pillsbury Dough Boy” by an employer, and it wasn’t a comment on my weight. At least, he said it wasn’t. I think that probably informs my approach to antagonism. My preference is to positively state what i believe to be true, engage honest dialogue […]



Word-of-the-day: Absurd

ab·surd adjective \əb-ˈsərd, -ˈzərd\ : extremely silly, foolish, or unreasonable : completely ridiculous Full Definition of ABSURD 1:  ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous<an absurd argument> 2:  having no rational or orderly relationship to human life :meaningless<an absurd universe>; also:  lacking order or value <an absurd existence> – from I abuse this word. It’s a good […]

Tuesday Quotivator: Effort

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

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Fun Reads: Walt Morey 1

Sometimes books you remember as a child or adolescent disappear from shelves. Walt Morey is one of those authors. Some publisher had, cleverly, published a set of seven or eight of his stories in the 90s as the Walt Morey Adventure library. My parents bought them for us boys at Christmas one year, if memory […]