If there’s one thing Facebook has done for writers it’s made us neglect our blogs and websites for the instant gratification of social media. Nearly everyone I’d originally connected to on LiveJournal, Blogger, and innumerable webrings has a Facebook profile, an Instagram site, and we have conversations without ever having to leave the site. I […]
Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston My rating: 2 of 5 stars I do love the Pendergast books. I love the way Rene Auberjonois reads the characters, I love the Holmesian way Pendergast deduces important from minute details. Then there’s this book. So much of this book had me rolling my eyes. Let me start by […]
We’re having a wake for Loki who died on Monday. People don’t understand, why I would bother for a cat, but he wasn’t just a cat, and saying goodbye to our fur family is a tradition in this house.
In Thai folklore, a Kuman Thong is a household divinity – I’m guessing like a kitchen witch, or maybe even a Brownie. According to hastily researched sources, a long time ago in a lang far away, necromancers used to take the body of stillborn infants, dress them in a neat oil called Nam Man Phrai (honest to goodness baby oil – from babies).