A new look for the joint

Regulars here may notice that I freshened up the site with a new look. What do you think? Gone are the bulky header photo (on every page, which was an… interesting choice on the part of slightly younger me) and extraneous header title info on the other pages of the site.Trimmed down is the sidebar…

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World Book Day 2021

As it’s World Book Day–and most of the planet remains in isolation due to this pandemic, so we’re all hopefully getting even more read than usual–I wanted to share some of my all-time favourite books. These are in no particular order, just however they popped into my head. An angel and demon who have lived…

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What I read this month

Bit of a light month for reading, oddly, but most of what I’ve gotten to has been enjoyable. ReadGlitch – Laura Martin Started and stoppedSpace Runners: The Moon Platoon – Jeramy Kraatz ReadingTrigger Warning – Neil Gaiman Glitch was quite a bit of fun. Doing time-travel stories must be tricky to write, but Martin does…

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In praise of broadening focus

Recently I’ve been listening to a podcast by comedian Mike Birbiglia called Working It Out. Episode 4 is less his usual quasi-formatted approach to interviewing comedians and notable personalities, and is instead Mike and his wife Jen Hope Stein having a talk about collaborating on creative work with someone you’re married to, with Matt Berninger…

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What I read this month

A big chunk of January was spent finishing off Y.S. Lee’s The Agency series (well worth your time if that genre is your thing, or perhaps even if it isn’t), but I squeaked in a couple of others as well. ReadZeroes – Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah BiancottiThe Agency: The Body at the Tower –…

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Isolation Day 294 Game: Unstable Unicorns

Following the unprecedented Kickstarter campaign success with Exploding Kittens, the same crew published Unstable Unicorns. Here, each player is trying to build up a “stable” of a winning number of unicorns and/or unicorn-type creatures from their hand–totalling either six or seven, depending on number of players–while trying to prevent others from doing the same. Each…

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