Not one for binge-watching, but spent all last night with “Chernobyl” for the first time… & it was dreadfully amazing.

I could probably find a better description for the HBO mini-series, but that's what's come up after I went to bed to kind of mull over my impressions of what I'd seen. As a history-buff, anything based on a true story is pretty well up for the viewing, especially if I've read up on the … Continue reading Not one for binge-watching, but spent all last night with “Chernobyl” for the first time… & it was dreadfully amazing.

Steal Like An Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative, by Austin Kleon

My Copy: 9780761169253 (image from bn.com) This was just the book I needed to read at just the right time. I picked it up when I was browsing for books that would help me get over this inability to think and create that I've been talking about lately. I'd seen it before and that day … Continue reading Steal Like An Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative, by Austin Kleon

Absurd Q#136: What the Hell was Humpty Dumpty supposed to be?

This was bugging me when I stumbled on a Ricky Gervais comedy snippet during lunch about dumb fairy tales. I love his attempts to figure out what's going on with the story. And of course as he tries to figure it out, all the other questions that have come to me over the years have … Continue reading Absurd Q#136: What the Hell was Humpty Dumpty supposed to be?

Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning, by Dan Barker

My Copy: 9781939578211 (image from bn.com) You can probably tell that the title is a bit of a reverse play on Rick Warren's best-selling Purpose Driven Life book, and is quite the reverse with it's outlook. Whereas that book insisted on religion as the foundation of our lives (specifically Christianity as he saw it), Barker … Continue reading Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning, by Dan Barker

I Can Be Afraid and Angry, Even When I Don’t Know Where to Set It.

I probably could've jumped on the #metoo bandwagon while it was still rolling strong, but I wanted to listen more than anything. I wanted to understand, because when it comes to social skills, I have few. Then the texts came this morning. Maybe it's some twisted coincidence, but 10 has become a cursed number for … Continue reading I Can Be Afraid and Angry, Even When I Don’t Know Where to Set It.