Welcome to another of my Late Reviews, where I review something long after it’s left the spotlight and people stopped caring. Today, I’m going to share some quick thoughts about Ursula K Le Guin’s The Other Wind. The Other Wind is an incredible book that taps a whole cast of characters to tell its tale.
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I’m just putzing along Facebook one evening when I see a link shared by a friend. “If you ever wondered why green olives are in jars and black olives are in cans,” she said above the link. Oddly enough, I’ve wondered that exact thing. So, I clicked the link like the fool I am, and
I haven’t done a Music Monday in a little bit, so here’s a beautiful recording by Katy Adelson. This is, apparently, a combination of two songs. I’m not familiar with either of them, and they blend together so smoothly that I didn’t realize it was two different tunes until I read the description (although I
Foreword: Here’s my second entry to the 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge. This time my prompts were Historical Fiction, A Machine Shop, and A Turtle. Now, Historical Fiction is a genre I really enjoy and I certainly enjoy history. Normally it would be a challenge just to decide on what era to set the story, what
So, I didn’t get much writing done at Pennsic. That was sort of expected. What I didn’t expect was to get much writing done at Steel City Con this past weekend. Not only did I write a lot, I was finally able to work through the last parts of the book. Meaning, the first draft
Something I don’t think I’ve mentioned on this blog yet is my participation in the SCA. For those who don’t know what it is, the SCA is a historical recreation organization that focuses on fun, community, and education. There’s a lot of neat stuff to do, and I tend towards historical fencing (with rapiers, longswords,
Foreword: This story is my first entry to the 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge, which I was able to enter thanks to my gracious sponsors. Thank you! For the first challenge, I was given a prompt that included a genre, a place, and an object. The prompt I received was: romance, a strawberry field, and a
I was researching medieval Spain when I came across this video. It’s a live concert of medieval Spanish music, performed on period instruments. The gentleman who stands up and speaks occasionally is a celebrated expert on historical music of all types, apparently, and has numerous albums. Check it out!
I haven’t posted a Music Monday in a while, and when I came across this last night I felt particularly inspired and wanted to share it. I can’t remember exactly what thread of searching through music on youTube brought me to Violin Revolution. I know I wanted a few different instrumental covers of System of
Waking up at 5am is something I’ve done before. Sometimes it was was so I could get to work on time, sometimes it was for a road trip or a convention, and other times it was because I wanted to get an early start to the day. Honestly, there’s nothing materially different about this morning