In which I got some sweet books from a used book sale and started reading Sanderson's 'The Way of Kings' despite initial misgivings. Brief updates too on my essay and fiction writing.
Connie Willis' award-winning sci-fi novel 'Doomsday Book' is one of the few time travel stories (that I know of, anyways) where a female perspective forms the core of the drama. Is it worth the read?
Some Lenten observations from N.T. Wright on how the most important Christians are not those who preach great sermons or write best-selling books.
In the fictional world I've been building for my novel, there are semi-spiritual beings called syven (a Siberian term for "helping spirits" or familiars) that can be bound to a person's tattoo and later summoned in need. Here's how I imagine they look.
"None of us know what will happen. Don't spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful thing you can. Try to do that every day. That's it." ~Laurie Anderson
I review Michael Pollan's popular book on food production and going local, and reflect on the merits of his proposal.
Lent, Rembrandt, and updates on various writing projects (just submitted another article, yay!). Recommended readings on MLK and celibacy.