NaNoWriMo – Maybe?

Feeling a tad better, but that’s not saying much.  In ten hours (if not less), I’ll probably feel crappy again. The Circle of Life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’ve been wanting to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, but I don’t have the slightest clue as to what I’d do.  For those not…

A Final Chapter

There used to be a used bookstore downtown that I’ve frequented regularly since I was a teen.  I learned today that it has closed its doors for good, but – for a bibliophile – its done so in the worst way imaginable. I’ll explain that last part in a moment. It was, at the time,…

Vietnam Journal – Books

When I was in the army, I developed a fixation on comic books.  This struck me as extremely odd, given that I had virtually no interest in them whatsoever (despite a brief flirtation with the notion of becoming a cartoonist).  I had some, but they were usually specialized or topical, not the run-of-the-mill superhero or…

Giving Thanks

There have been a couple of blogs that I followed that no longer exist.  I don’t know what happened to them.  I know – at least my head tells me – that I shouldn’t be perturbed by such a development, but inside I feel as though I’ve lost a couple of good friends. It’s weird,…

Operation New Books

Well, Operation: Finish the Book did not end as I’d hoped. I’d noted that I was reading Selwyn Raab’s Five Families, a book that I’d been plowing through for nearly a year.  I managed to work my way through another one hundred or so pages, but it was soon apparent that I’d lost my enthusiasm…

Another Sunday

It’s Sunday! I don’t know why, but I’m feeling good today.  Which is surprising considering a few things – namely, that tomorrow’s Monday, and I’m not sure that I’m going to be able to bring my A-Game to class.  I’ve been tired, more so than usual, and I should just stay in bed.  At least…