A Pathetically Boring Thanksgiving That’ll Give Way to a Great Weekend…

I wasn't alone, not really. Had my finned, feathered, and pawed family around me all day, and the weather was nice enough (temperature-wise) that we spent a good chunk of time outside. I didn't get any turkey today. Didn't care about whether I got any or not, either. Started with pumpkin pie and whipped cream … Continue reading A Pathetically Boring Thanksgiving That’ll Give Way to a Great Weekend…

Overhauling my life choices again, but with anemia this time…

Well, that was an enlightening sucker-punch by the doctor when I went to visit yesterday. I'd done blood-work a month and a half ago (and had a hard time getting a follow-up appointment because of all the stressful crap going on), and went in yesterday. I was told a couple of things: First, I'm pre-diabetic. … Continue reading Overhauling my life choices again, but with anemia this time…

Barefoot Gen, vol 5: Forever Changed, by Keiji Nakazawa

My Copy: 9780867195965 (image from bn.com) Barefoot Gen, vol 5 has much the same as 4 did, and yet expands on the new realities of post-war Japan. Gen is getting less patient with hopeless attitudes and hypocrisy (which if you've been reading along, hypocrisy is the one thing he's NEVER been okay with in others). … Continue reading Barefoot Gen, vol 5: Forever Changed, by Keiji Nakazawa

Q #115: What is it about a shower that makes you feel “more human”?

I should've known after a pulled shoulder wouldn't let me sleep all week that it would make me susceptible to cold or flu (thank you depressed immune system). I felt it after leaving work yesterday to drive south and cover a co-worker who had surgery... sneezing my head off and making an emergency run for … Continue reading Q #115: What is it about a shower that makes you feel “more human”?

A Couple of Thoughts Regarding the Classic Fairy Tale “The Princess & the Pea” (now that I’m grown up & weirder)…

(picture from garryrogers.com) I was actually monitoring a class where students had to read a shorter version of "The Princess and the Pea" and then do a writing assignment to fill in the gaps. I hadn't read this story in forever, and started to remember some things that got me thinking. One of the young … Continue reading A Couple of Thoughts Regarding the Classic Fairy Tale “The Princess & the Pea” (now that I’m grown up & weirder)…

Q #114: Did Germany have any aircraft carriers in World War II?

photo credit: cs.finescale.com I was listening to the great Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast, episode 2 of "Supernova in the East" about Japan's militarization and road to World War II. In one segment , Dan mentions the IJN's ingenuity and the amazing insight leaders had knowing that aircraft carriers were going to be THE ships … Continue reading Q #114: Did Germany have any aircraft carriers in World War II?

Barefoot Gen, vol. 3: Life After The Bomb, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)

My Copy: 9780867195941 (image from bn.com) Barefoot Gen, vol. 3 continues with Gen and his mother Kimie still trying to find a place for them away from Hiroshima until thing stabilize. Gen picks up a stray kid, one he'd mistaken for his little brother in the last book, and he becomes part of the family, … Continue reading Barefoot Gen, vol. 3: Life After The Bomb, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)