Archive for February, 2007

Starbuck’s A Woman!?!

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

“Starbuck’s a woman!?! You’ve got to be kidding!” That was my repsonse a couple of years ago when I first heard about the remake of Battlestar Galactica, and though I was disappointed that one of my childhood icons was lost through a change in gender, my interest in the program was only mildly affected. Unfortunately, [...]

The Dead Speak: Thomas Merton

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Today’s selection comes from a trappist Monk named Thomas Merton who is probably most noted for his autobiography The Seven Story Mountain, which recounts his endeavors as a young man to find fulfillment and meaning through academic and literary pursuits and his subsequent conversion to Roman Catholicism. Through his literary talents, strong mystical leanings, and [...]

Embrace Your Lover, It’s Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

All writing is responsive in nature, and this little piece is a sort of response to my friend Simon Jones’ recent post on his blog, Before I Forget. In this post he compellingly decries Valentines as the contrived holiday of commercial interests. ***************************** Today is Valentines Day, and I embrace it, even as I embrace [...]

My Musical Evolution

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

I am responding to a challenge from Chris “Lefty” Brown to write about my musical evolution. Honestly, I don’t know how far I will go in chronicling this part of my life, as it could be quite lengthy and somewhat convoluted, but I thought I would at least share two memories that instantly came to [...]