Theme for May 2024


Nostalgia in reverse, the
longing for yet another strange land,
grew especially strong in spring.”
― Vladimir Nabokov

  • My first trip to the Faraway Lands came through a Magical Box and was quite unexpected. It happened when I was seven years old and grounded. Now, to my knowledge, there are three ways to get to the Faraway Lands. […]

  • Sixteen. Sixteen was a good year. Oh, to be sure it was a year of fear and social awkwardness. For a year I spent the majority of the time confused and unaware of my surroundings and my place in them. […]

  • I sat for a long time at the bar. I tried to chat with Stephen, it was too busy. I wandered to the buffet table then through the main dining room, my eye caught the front door and I made […]

  • Me as a Colorado Rockies fan on Opening Day: "This is so exciting! I think they really have a chance this year!" 24 Hours Later: "Oh well. There's always next year I suppose." [...]

  • The smell of cut grass and hot dogs and mustard. The sound of leather on polished wood. The taste of cheap beer drunk from plastic cups. Bunting hanging from the eaves, a marching band, and jets flying in formation. The […]

  • I am re-reading The Lord of the Rings (again) and came upon this poem. It is in the letter that Gandalf leaves for the hobbits in Bree. I’ve always loved this so I thought I’d share, nothing more significant than […]

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