Random Fandom

The last few days, I've re-engaged with some things I love.  Thought I'd share. Now that we have three episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, I've seen a great many people relating it back to Deep Space Nine in regards to the idea of long story arcs.  It seems everyone credits DS9 with the beginnings of … Continue reading Random Fandom

The Tigress of Forlì: Renaissance Italy’s Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de Medici by Elizabeth Lev

1499.  Clad in battle armor over her noble finery, a woman looks down from the ramparts of the fortress at Forli.  Her surrender is demanded in exchange for the life of her son, a prisoner of the enemy army.  In an act of legendary defiance, she hikes up her skirts, grabs herself, and announces that … Continue reading The Tigress of Forlì: Renaissance Italy’s Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de Medici by Elizabeth Lev

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain

There are a great many books out there on the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.  What makes this one different?  It was written by a brain surgeon at the end of his life while he was combatting a brain tumor.  As Leonardo himself could tell you, perspective and experience make a world of difference. I'm … Continue reading Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain

Looking Ahead

After yesterday's shakeup and the looming cloud of uncertainty and/or futility (re: DOOM) that most people I know seem to be expressing, I spent last night doing some more soul searching.  Maybe I do this sort of thing too much.  Maybe that's what keeps me stuck.  That, and the fear that I really don't know … Continue reading Looking Ahead