I haven't posted much about Christmas or holidays generally this year, and I'm not really going to post about it much now. Around Christmas my family has traditionally made certain foods that are not made during the rest of the year: fudge, buckeyes, truffles and, my personal favourite, baklava. So a couple weeks back we … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season
New books, that is. I've read another couple books since these two, but none that I hadn't read before. These two are Full Moon and Mr Mulliner Speaking. Both are by Wodehouse and the first is a Blandings novel and the second is a collection of Mulliner stories. Full Moon was the most disappointing Blandings … Continue reading Perhaps the last two of the year.
A couple of years back, I began some generalization or other by saying, “The difference between America and Canada is…” And the American I was imparting this insight to interrupted me with: “The difference between America and Canada is that Americans don’t care what the difference between America and Canada is.”~Mark Steyn
Not really true on either count, really. I finished reading A Tale of Two Cities for the first time a couple days back and it wasn't great, but not as bad as I feared. Excepting A Christmas Carol, it was head and shoulders above what I recall of his other works. On the other hand, … Continue reading It was the best of books, it was the worst of books
I don't know why I didn't see this before. It fits perfectly.
Boldly going where no man has gone before.
For those who support embryonic stem cell research and discount "slippery-slope" arguments, this is for you.
I've read a couple books by Lee Strobel recently. (You can see them at the bottom of my "Books Read in 2006" list over there on the left.) One was The Case for Faith and the other was The Case for Christ. I believe the latter was actually written first, but I didn't read it … Continue reading Making a Case
I was taking a quick glance at the DVD shelf at my local library and spotted a couple DVDs in the anime section which I had not seen there before. So I plucked one from the shelf and gave it the once-over. I almost put it back right away since the garish colours and psychedelic … Continue reading What’s Japanese for "vicomte"?
I read a book ("read" is a loose term since it consists almost entirely of images with captions) recently that sparked my interest again in getting a tattoo. (This desire is tempered by the fact that my mother would probably forbid me her house should I do such a thing.) The book is Body Type … Continue reading Getting Ink Done