My Favorite Things to Eat: A Former New Yorker Talks About Food

What are my favorite things to eat? Good question. Thanks for asking. Bagels. Mozzarella. And what are the two foods I loved most in New York that I can’t find now that I live in Denver? Bagels. Mozzarella. If you ever hear that I’ve moved back east, and I say something like “I want

Otherworldly Reflection: MC Escher’s Puddle

When I was in high school I was a hippie. Not a real hippie, this was the 80s, real hippies didn’t exist anymore. No, I was a pseudo-hippie, a neo-hippie, a wannabe-hippie. I wore tie-dyed t-shirts and went to Grateful Dead shows, I smoked pot and played hacky-sack, I read the beat poets and

Fun Facts About Reindeer (with Pictures)

Reindeer are commonly associated with Christmas because of a certain individual that shows up at everyone's house for a little light breaking and entering and cookie theft. But these animals are more than just once-a-year sleigh pullers. Here are 12 fun facts about reindeer you may not know: The name “reindeer” is

By |2021-12-14T10:43:48-07:00December 14th, 2021|Ideas & Opinions, Xmas|0 Comments

A 1999 Interview with Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Way back before the turn of the century (which is an extremely fun phrase to write) I and aspiring author, Justin Rickard, decided to start an independent, self-published magazine. It was called The Pythagorean. It was a melding of sorts of philosophy, spirituality, and science. Our goal was to show how these things were not

By |2021-10-26T13:09:57-06:00October 27th, 2021|Ideas & Opinions|0 Comments

Cobbled Together: The Monster of Frankenstein

In 1954, at the height of McCarthyism, the comic book industry was under scrutiny for being a corrupter of youth and an inciter of crime. And according to the book Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Werthram all of the issues of teenage delinquency could be traced back directly to the reading of comics. Senate

Godzilla Heisei Era: I Think I love These Movies (Part I)

As a kid, I was a big fan of Godzilla movies. They were a mainstay on weekend afternoon television while I was growing up and they were always a treat. Sure, they were cheap, often silly, but there was an inherent charm to them. They were captivating and enjoyable in only a way a guy

What You reading? Roundup (1/24/21 thru 1/31/21)

I didn't do much reading this week comparatively speaking. I am still doing my deep dive into Buddhist thought and philosophy, something I have been interested in since my teenage years when I read Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums for the first time.  You'd think I'd be an expert at this point, but sadly no,

Go to Top