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The Post Office

I’ve always liked the post office, and now I do even more:

I am the Greatest! Say it With Me.

Chris Jones’ column in the latest ESPN magazine was all about athletes who like to proclaim that they’re the best. Jones argues that that kind of wishful thinking is necessary. “You have to believe it,” in the words of Ivan Nova, the NY Yankees pitcher. Otherwise, you get bogged down in a world of stats […]

Vegetarianism: Getting at the Meat of the Book.

I posted this originally at my other blog,, but since it’s a book review of sorts I thought I’d re-post here. Anyone that’s been intrigued by our recent mission might want to check out Vegetarianism, by Colin Spencer. It’s a comprehensive history of the non-meat diet. I really enjoyed his discussion of our early […]

The Return of the Shirt!

Years back I used to produce my own T-shirts as self promotion. Though fun, the project eventually died because it turns out you need stuff to promote first. I turned off the self-promotion and focused on the writing, but ever since I’ve had the nagging urge to provide my fellow readers with better apparel options. […]

A Newly Wealthy Word of the Day

It’s been a long, long time since I posted a word of the day. Perhaps that’s because I haven’t been posting as much here (instead spending my time here). However, I should have one or two posts on things various and interesting and exciting coming up, so here’s a bit of vocabulary to warm you […]

Fortune Cookie

My fortune cookie last night had this to say to me: “Writing is a craft not an art” Well, don’t you know a lot about writing, you cheap Chinese food give away.

Where have I been all your life?

Judging by the lack of posts here lately the title of my dear blog may seem a bit inaccurate, but I promise you it is not so. Literature continues. Check out my favorite books, listed to the right. Quite a few are recent. As for me, recently I have been busy with that distraction they […]

Quick Question:

How is it that all kids everywhere play the “floor is lava” game? What primal source inspires all children to leap around the house and toss islands of pillows into the center of the floor in order that they can transport themselves without touching the obviously molten floorboards beneath? Where did we all get this […]

I still like yelling “O” in the middle of the Star Spangled Banner

I finally realized why exactly I dislike this new trend of singing America the Beautiful at ball parks. First: it lowers the significance of, and in some way disrespects, our national anthem to stand up and take our hats off for another song. Secondly: no other country in the world needs to pause their sporting […]


I came up with this idea myself for a science fiction story I was working on, except I didn’t have any of the functional details. I just assumed it would work somehow. Turns out it can! Amazing.