One thing I realized I’m thankful for during this virus-time: I live alone.

Considering how easily I get mind-numbingly bored (and you, dear readers, have bumped into a few of those posts), that might seem surprising. My kids, so to speak, are feathered, finned, or have paws and floppy ears. It hit me today, while people are so worried about their families and I'm doing all I can … Continue reading One thing I realized I’m thankful for during this virus-time: I live alone.

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

Race, by David Mamet

My Copy: 9781559363822 (image from bn.com) I've tried my hand at reading plays (other than Shakespeare's) before, and one David Mamet already (Glengarry Glen Ross). This one's pretty hyper and intense, published in 2010. Race has four people in the whole play: Jack and Henry, a white and black lawyer respectively, their go-fer and law … Continue reading Race, by David Mamet

Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself From Harmful People, by Joe Navarro

My Copy: 9781635653366 (image from rodale books) A lot of what we're seeing in the news today has a lot to do with dangerous personalities, and it's a plus to read a book like this. Now, this 2017 edition does briefly mention a certain political figure, but he's not diagnosing him. If anything, clinicians apparently … Continue reading Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself From Harmful People, by Joe Navarro

The Difference Between “Living” and “Not Dying.”

As a recovering recluse, this is a tough topic to approach, but it needs to be done in some way, shape, or form. It hit me when I was least expecting it--passively listening to The Croods when it happened to be on TV a few months ago. Toward the end of the movie, when things're … Continue reading The Difference Between “Living” and “Not Dying.”