Rain In Summer (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Keeping in April's theme being "Rainfall" and National Poetry Month, I'd like to share another rain-based poem. This time it's in the romantic tradition and one that is more just a celebration of the imagery of rain without any deeper meaning. Well, that's not fair there is a bit of a deeper theme that

An Immaculate Fix: A Junky’s Christmas

It was Christmas Day and Danny the Car Wiper hit the street junksick and broke after seventy-two hours in the precinct cell. It was a clear bright day, but there was warmth in the sun. Danny shivered with an inner cold. He turned up the collar of his worn, greasy black overcoat. This beat

By |2021-11-29T10:56:06-07:00December 15th, 2021|Thoughts & Notions, What You Reading, Xmas|0 Comments

A Line-Storm Song (A Poem by Robert Frost)

In addition to April's theme on DaddyElk being "Rainfall" it is also National Poetry Month, so to celebrate both of those things I thought I'd share a poem by Robert Frost. A Line-Storm Song tells of a man in a relationship who asks his partner to endure it with him. I've always found Frost's

What You reading? March 2021 Roundup (part 1)

Okay, look at that. Here it is April and I realized I haven't posted any "What You Reading?" entries for the entire month of March. In my defense, it was a really busy month both personally and professionally and many side projects (like this section of the blog) got either swept to one side

What You reading? Roundup (2/08/21 thru 2/21/21)

I have been crazy busy recently so this post covers two weeks of reading. But to be fair in addition to two full collected editions of comics and 5 individual issues there is also a full novel. A short novel granted, but have you ever read Kerouac? There's a lot to take in I

By |2021-02-24T11:34:13-07:00February 24th, 2021|Comic Books, Features, What You Reading|0 Comments

What You reading? Roundup (2/01/21 thru 2/07/21)

Hello everyone! This week was nothing but comics. Some ongoings, a new #1, catch-up on a couple of series I fell behind on, and a collected edition for an upcoming edition of the Collected Edition. I was pretty swamped last week with various projects, real work to pay the bills, and attempts at a

By |2021-02-12T11:12:04-07:00February 12th, 2021|Comic Books, DaddyElk, Features, What You Reading|0 Comments

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,

What You reading? Roundup (1/13/21 thru 1/23/21)

This is something new I'll be trying out. On any given week I'm reading a handful of things; novels and comics, historical non-fiction, and various essays and articles as research for sundry projects. So I am going to post what I read or am in the process of reading on a weekly basis in

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