I appear to be in a reading slump. A measly 15 books is all I’ve got to show for 2016. … More
Funny thing, that brain of ours. The way it takes disparate pieces of information and like Play-do (the dough, not the Greek thinker), mashes it all together into something that resembles the truth but is in reality discolored, inaccurate, and smells a little funny.
Chickens really do go “Bock! Bock! Baaaa-ock!” like in every cartoon you’ve ever seen or joke you’ve ever heard. I … More
What’s unique about Seattle in the winter is that lawns are bright green. So is the moss growing on roofs. Everywhere you look, it’s like someone squeezed out a tube of green paint. So that’s something.
In total, I read a mere 17 books this year – had the best intentions with 7 others – and loved 4 of them
We are all in search of love – in search of that person who loves us for our beauty, our warts, or our narrow-minded impatience and judgment of others (I’m looking at you, Elizabeth Bennett). We are all in search of adventure – to match wits with clever antagonists, to search for treasure and return with a boon, be it gold, experience, or knowledge.
At the very heart of it, The Night Is Filled with Wonder is an adventure novel. And like every adventure, the main character returns with a boon: knowledge. When faced with danger, something bigger and more unimaginable, she does this: she presses on. No matter what. She just keeps going.
My 2014 reading list of puzzlement and head-scratching wonder.
I want to tell you something that I don’t tell most people. I love watching birds. We live in the … More
I’m struck by something that I praise Facebook for. Something that no other generation before us has ever had – and it’s an amazing and beautiful thing.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be from New York City in the worst possible way. Like fictional … More
He spent his weekends on the Continental Divide. He’d leave the house with a rifle thrown over his shoulder, a … More