Just a little update on some things around here.  Every so often, life throws some curve balls, and it's necessary to step away and regroup.  It's nothing that won't sort itself out one way or another, it's just that it's taking the bulk of my time and concentration.  Always a pain in the butt to … Continue reading Hiatus

Life in the City

Someone in a neighborhood near to my own shared this video, recorded less than a month ago at the time of this writing.  After watching it, I feel it appropriate to post it here.  Given the comparisons to Detroit, I feel like this is potentially a "canary in the coal mine" situation that people in … Continue reading Life in the City

The Decameron: First Encounter with a Medieval Classic

Having finally busted through The Silmarillion and having finally finished my exploration of Richard III, I find myself in the position of being compelled once more to tackle another of the "difficult" books of great literature.  I do this from time to time, a carry over from my laughable experiences of high school and college.  … Continue reading The Decameron: First Encounter with a Medieval Classic