Monthly Archives: January 2013

Web Wanderings: Paperman

Okay, this wasn’t so much a discovery as a recommendation from a friend on Facebook, but it’s a delightful story. It’s just over six minutes, and you won’t regret one of them: Tweet

Posted in Moments of Beauty | Tagged | 3 Comments

When charities attack

In September 2011 we were feeling a little generous and gave some money to the Professional Firefighters Fund of Utah. What we didn’t realize at the time was were signing up to be harassed for the next sixteen months. At … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings | Comments Off on When charities attack

It might have been

When we first were looking to move to this area we first looked at buying a house in a city around 30 miles north of where we ended up. We were getting close to putting in an offer when we … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings | Comments Off on It might have been

Writing Excuses

The title is borrowed from a podcast on writing I mention regularly, but in this case it refers to the various things that being a writer excuses me to do. One of those things is to learn about anything that … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings | Comments Off on Writing Excuses

Abandoned: The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald

I’ve been debating whether to say anything or not about books I abandon rather than finish. It makes sense to review a book I completed. I’m not so sure it’s kind or fair to review one I didn’t. But I … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Comments Off on Abandoned: The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald

Book Review: Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile now, though at the same time I’ve been a little hesitant. The novel is by Brandon Sanderson, whose podcast Writing Excuses I’ve really enjoyed. Sanderson is a fairly good teacher, and … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Comments Off on Book Review: Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

Employment is good

Last Friday on Facebook I saw that a friend of mine from college had been laid off from his job. Besides wanting to help, I felt a surge of gratitude that I had made it successfully through that very scenario … Continue reading

Posted in Gratitude | Comments Off on Employment is good

…Chapped lips!

We’re into week two or three now of a nearly continual inversion here in Salt Lake City. Temperatures are usually in the single-digits every morning and may climb to the low 20’s by afternoon only to plummet again the moment … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings | 2 Comments

What do you want?

 One of my favorite characters from Babylon 5 (and granted, that’s not narrowing the field much) is Mr. Morden, the Shadows’ emissary who initially visits each race’s ambassador and asks them one simple question, “What do you want?” They seldom … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings | 1 Comment

Photography

I’ve always had an interest in photography ever since my older brother got into it when I was a teenager. Mostly, though, I’ve just appreciated other people’s pictures and maybe picked up a few pointers on how to make my point-n-click … Continue reading

Posted in Photography | Comments Off on Photography