• misc,  music,  placeless,  podcast,  reviews

    What’s Wonderful this Week?

    To christen my new website, I’ve decided to take a leaf out of the book of my favorite 30-under-30 Media Luminary, Griffin McElroy and his wife Rachel McElroy who are the co-hosts of the Wonderful podcast.  They have an official blurb on their official website that describes their podcast’s official purpose, but I don’t believe in authorial intent, so I’m going to tell you what Wonderful is to me and why I’m straight up plagiarizing from them. Wonderful was created a few months after the world realized it was longing for it.  My podcast playlist is constantly peppered with bad news, painful stories, and harsh realities that I, with my weak…

  • book,  placeless,  reviews

    Winter is Coming…

    I started reading A Game of Thrones, which is the first book of The Song of Ice and Fire series, about three weeks ago. It’s quite a honker (sci-fi/fantasy novels usually are, you know) at over 800 pages. Definitely not a quick read, and I am definitely not a quick reader, so it was even slower going for me than it might have been for most. I finished it this past Sunday. I’ve read my fair share of fantasy in my time. I love fantasy and sci-fi the most of all genre’s, but I have a hard time finding good works, so I read various other fictions more often. I…

  • book,  placeless,  reviews

    There are separations

    On Monday I managed to pull myself together enough to run a bunch of errands, including a trip to the library, where I had a couple of books on hold ready to pick up.  One was Do Not Ask What Good We Do (which I found via John Stewart and have yet to finish reading, so that book review will have to wait) and the other was Habibi by Craig Thompson.  While it looks like a chunky book that would take a while to read, it’s a graphic novel, so its size is deceptive. Craig Thompson wrote Blankets, which was a graphic memoir that focused on his teenaged years and his struggles with the Christian church,…

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