Closer Now

It's moving closer now, moving sly and subtle, a thing you only notice out of the corner of your eye. Today, for example, I was in the CVS, shopping for my usual lunch of Arizona Iced Tea and a bag of gummy bears. And something The hairs on the back of my neck stood … Continue reading Closer Now

On Boxing

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm going to take up boxing this year. As I also mentioned in that earlier post, it's because I watched Rocky a whole mess of times. That's only about 90% of the reason why however. I've never been in shape, except for that one time that I took … Continue reading On Boxing

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An Allegory for the Second World War

Rankin Bass's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has long been considered a Christmas classic. It's not truly Christmastime until you've gotten "We're a Couple of Misfits"stuck in your head. But what most people don't realize is that this Christmas singalong funtime is actually an in-depth allegory for the Second World War. Santa and his elves represent the … Continue reading Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An Allegory for the Second World War

It’s Halloween Month!

It's finally, finally October and I'm all kinds of giddy. I'm still not really sure what I'm going to do for the month, aside from the vague plans that I've mentioned from time to time. I'll do my best to post something vaguely Halloweeny as the month goes on though. For me, it's a time … Continue reading It’s Halloween Month!

A Rough Beast Slouches Toward October to Be Born

As Halloween draws ever closer, it becomes clearer to the people closest to me that I'm going completely and utterly insane. I'll spend hours watching the Friday the 13th movies over and over again. I'll leap from unlikely places and frighten old ladies. I'll cover myself in red corn syrup and run through the streets … Continue reading A Rough Beast Slouches Toward October to Be Born


I've never been good at hobbies. Maybe I should elaborate on that a bit. I've never been good at maintaining hobbies. My attention span doesn't really allow for it. I'll become heavily invested in something for several months, burying myself in the minutia of whatever it happens to be. The history, what's currently going on, … Continue reading Diversions