Category: Blog cliches

Here we put “memes” and quizzes and cat photos…

Meme-ery and Kibbitzing

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 →

Still Alive

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 →

April Whinging: Near-death experiences and complaint letters

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.


No blogging tonight. I got distracted. In fact, I think probably not even enough sleep.


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 →

And one last time

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 →

And Again

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 →

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