A few years back, I posted some comments about a “great books in genre” list. One of the comments had to do with the lack of female writers on the list, and I tossed out 20 examples of great genre books by women. Sandra MacDonald has taken that kind of effort to a whole new level, creating a periodic table… Read more →
Apologies for the lack of content over the last little while, and the last week particularly–the preparations for The Big Move have just destroyed whatever slim shards of free time I can normally wrest from my schedule. Since everything is now on the truck and on its way, and I’ll be spending the next three days doing a very gentle… Read more →
Greed: High Gluttony: Medium Wrath: Medium Sloth: Very High Envy: Medium Lust: High Pride: Medium Discover Your Sins – Click Here Read more →
OK, so… April. Yeah, that wasn’t a party. First there were the two weeks in a four week period that I was on the road for work–that’s more being away from home than I like. Then there was the massive and literally stunning workload–I don’t want to go into detail about my job here, but the scope of my responsibility… Read more →
That was the 1500th post. That seems utterly ridiculous.
I wrote this up for another online venue, but I might as well put it (lightly edited) here. The idea was to recommend five movies that you think are “good” and that people are less likely to have seen. I chose these: From the Heist/Caper/RomCom Of The Old School pile, I’d choose O’Toole and Hepburn in How To Steal A… Read more →
No blogging tonight. I got distracted. In fact, I think probably not even enough sleep.
Saw this at Margo Lanagan’s blog, and felt like doing it. Things you’ve already done: bold. Things you want to do: italicise. Things you haven’t done and don’t want to—leave plain. Started your own blog – you are reading it, running strong for more than a couple of years Slept under the stars – in a Roman ruin outside Ouchy… Read more →
Infected via Wheeler and Gwenda, I find that: Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test… Traditional, Vibrant, and Tasteful 19 Islamic, 16 Impressionist, 11 Ukiyo-e, -29 Cubist, -30 Abstract and 14 Renaissance! Islamic art is developed from many sources: Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine styles were taken over in early Islamic architecture; the architecture and… Read more →
You are a Social Liberal (76% permissive) and an… Economic Liberal (15% permissive) You are best described as a: Socialist Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test Read more →
Yes, that’s right, I’m going to the meme well again. This time for Andrew Wheeler’s Omnivore’s Hundred (which I’ve seen a lot of places, but first saw at the other Andrew Wheeler’s blog.). I think the “expected” result, in so far as there is one, is that people would find there are lots and lots things that they haven’t tried,… Read more →
Following on from The Colonel (I guess that should be Sir The Colonel, considering his result): Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test… The Harlequin You scored 32% Cardinal, 46% Monk, 38% Lady, and 43% Knight! You are a mystery, a jack-of-all-trades. You have the king’s ear, but also listen to murmurings of the common… Read more →
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential — for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never. —Søren Kierkegaard Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking. —John Maynard Keynes… Read more →
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of suffering. —Thomas Merton Life is thick sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through. The longer… Read more →