reading

It’s interesting that the dominant ebook reader is called a Kindle. “To kindle” is to build or fuel (as in a fire), to cause to glow...

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Define “kindle”

If there’s one activity that monopolizes my time, it’s reading. Reading RSS feeds to catch up on news and culture and randomness, reading ...

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It’s a start.

Since last night, the wind here in northern New Jersey has been fierce. FIERCE. Loud and long and constantly hissing or screaming or howling. It didn&...

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oh, the howling

We got back from the family “mortality”* cruise this morning. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier to return home, ever. I won...

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Halloween: Went into NYC – without a costume – and experienced the fun surreality that is Manhattan on Halloween. I’ve done the para...

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getting caught up

I need to get my long post done. Just done already. It’s still sitting as a draft. I’ve been busy, though, in good ways. Here’s a me...

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a quickie

Neil Gaiman’s new book, The Graveyard Book, is out. And Mr. Gaiman is on tour. And at every stop, he’s reading a chapter from the book. In...

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A most novel concept.

I’ll keep it short. I still have cleaning to do. And work tomorrow. Tuesdays that feel like Mondays are the ultimate festival of suck. So much s...

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That Flickr obsession.

Have you ever heard a name as fantastic as Coffin Colket? There was apparently a period of time in the not-so-distant past where the names Sarah, Emma...

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Hipster weekend, part deux

My friend Sara wrote a review of Siren Festival and it’s up on PopMatters, with a little gallery of my photos from Siren. For which I got a phot...

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Yay for collaboration!