Wheel of Time, Book 13:
Towers of Midnight
The thirteenth installment in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series was an overall excellent book with a great balance of action, exposition, character development and plot progression. This balance has been the bane of many books throughout the middle of this series, but since the eleventh installment it has fully returned to form.
My full video and written analysis can be found below.
It has been nearly four years since I touched this blog and a lot has happened in the interim. Continue reading
Another week in the United States and another tragedy at the hands of a firearm.
Not to kick a dead horse, but I feel like I’ve been here before…
Then I was told that guns aren’t the issue with Alton Sterling or Philando Castile, or the Dallas Police officers for that matter.
It’s about Obama and the death of America. It’s about division.
Then we were told Alton Sterling was shot because he was reaching for his gun.
So he was shot with a gun because he was reaching for a gun, but it’s not about guns.
I’m confused. Continue reading
36 possible books for the price of 1! Sounds great, right?
Okay, I am going to throw the ugly word our there now… it’s a pyramid scheme. BUT A GOOD ONE! The only thing you do to participate in this is buy one (1) book and send it along. Then gather up six friends who want to play along and have them do the same.
If you send along your book, and you can find some brave souls who want to participate, you can get up to 36 books back from this… for the price of 1 book!
I don’t like money making schemes. Book making schemes though? I’m all for it.
I bought my book and sent it along, and if that is all it costs me, I am happy to have done it. If you would like to have a few books come your way and spread literacy and the love of it around, please like this post.
But! Only like this post if you want to participate. You can email me at my gmail address (located in the “contact me” section of my blog) and I will send you the rest of the details.
Let’s spread some book love around!
America sure does love its guns.
Well, some of them don’t, but those are just the bleeding heart liberals that don’t understand the necessity of deadly force when an intruder comes for your loved ones. Could happen any minute now, so we gotta be prepared.
The simple, ‘violence begets more violence,’ never crossed anyones mind I guess.
The issue is complex and I don’t mean to make light. Many people have lost their lives due to America’s stubborn refusal to take a good hard look at not only why guns are such a problem in the US, but how they became one. Continue reading
This is an old blog I wrote nearly 6 years ago – dear God, has it really been that long? – after climbing Mount Fuji. When I saw the daily post ‘mountain‘ I couldn’t help but dig it back up.
Mountain climbing really is an amazing experience and re-reading this brought that back in a huge rush. If you’ve never climbed a mountain, I would highly recommend it.
PS – I actually took that picture!
So, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth (for those that care 🙂 ) I’ve just hit a wall where I had to ask myself some tough questions. Continue reading
Here we go with Round 2 of: Love Nudge!
For complete rules, check out the page HERE!
The competition is over, but that shouldn’t stop you if the creative bug is biting. Let it rip!
Tuesday: Obsession Continue reading
I read on a friend’s Facebook post the other day that they are making a biopic of Michael Jackson’s life and that he will be played by Joseph Fiennes.
This lead to a debate of needing to give more people of colour the opportunity to star in major films.
To be clear upfront: casting a caucasian man to play Michael Jackson, who was African American, is absolutely ridiculous. Regardless of what Michael might have looked like toward the end of his life.
That being said, there is a reason behind why this happened and I am going to attempt to address it.
1. The Problem of Miscasting Goes Deeper Than Race.
3 Line Stories: Week 2 – See the submission rules from Only 100 Words here.