The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills by Patrick Rogers

When somebody says "living architecture," I immediately have visions of Tolkien's Middle-Earth, specifically Lothlórien.  I'm fascinated by that sort of thing for a variety of reasons that I never thought probable.  For author and conservationist Patrick Rogers, it means truly living bridges -- botanical architecture -- and it means travelling to the remote jungles of … Continue reading The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills by Patrick Rogers

The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: XXI. Of Túrin Turambar

Where the tale of Beren and Lúthien is the most important story in Tolkien's Legendarium, this is the story that started it all, the seed that was planted -- multiple times, as it turns out -- to develop and eventually give rise to the whole of The Silmarillion.  What's interesting, however, is that this story … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: XXI. Of Túrin Turambar

“The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Bear with me, loyal reader, for there's a lot of background detail to discuss on this story that may or may not overshadow the tale itself.  I'm going to present it anyway, and you can decide for yourself or skip ahead to the discussion of the case at hand. If you're following along in an … Continue reading “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Money: Master the Game – 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins

I said 2018 was all about learning to become financially responsible, and the key to doing that is to be both motivated to learn and to demystify the world of finance.  Enter: Tony Robbins.  Odds are you know the name.  The man is charismatic and passionate, two vital ingredients needed to motivate absolutely anyone to … Continue reading Money: Master the Game – 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Back in college, I had the privilege to take some journalism courses and operate on a newspaper overseen by an old school newshound.  A lot has changed in the world of journalism since then, and certainly since the time of my instructor.  What I learned informs my perception of the media today: where it continues … Continue reading Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff