As I’ve mentioned once or twice, a huge component in my personal, stolen “pursuit of happiness” formula is always looking forward to something. This “Looking Forward” philosophy was inspired, in part, by something I heard Bernie Sanders say on television several years ago (at least, I think it was Sanders: it may have been someone […]Read more "Looking Forward (mini-update): What Comes After Supernatural?"
There And Back Again is the Point North Media podcast that got my mojo back for me this year. I’ve written about my affinity for lists and my enjoyment of host Alastair Stephens’ work before, both alone and in former partnerships. This breakdown of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings inspired […]Read more "There And Back Again: a podcast update"
I am writing a review of an 80-year-old novel. It’s older than me. Odds are, it’s older than you. And yet, it’s still read, and it’s still revered around the world as one of the masterpieces of literature. I can’t disagree. This is my second reading of The Hobbit (or, There and Back Again). I […]Read more "The Hobbit, a timely review"