Category Archives: Non-Fiction

In Defense of Classical Studies


“What did you major in?” “Classical Studies.” “…Oh.  Interesting.  What does that mean?” I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had that conversation since graduation (one year and one day ago).  To be honest, I had it several times … Continue reading

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Cicero On Friendship


Obviously, this is being posted much later than originally intended.  It’s been a busier week than I gave it credit for, I guess.  It’s not yet midnight though, so this will still count as a Friday post! As suggested by … Continue reading

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No Three-Letter Harry Potter Memories

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Today, no three-letter words!  Inspired by this WordPress Daily Prompt.  Beware — HP spoilers!  (To be honest, I’m assuming you’ve read HP by this point.) I came home from school in third grade, to find HP 1 in an Amazon … Continue reading

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Letter to the Past

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Dear Jessie/JWalk/Sass/Ms Jessica, I haven’t thought about you in a long time, and for that I’m sorry.  There haven’t been any reasons in the last few years to give you any consideration, but now I realize just how long it’s … Continue reading

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Adventourous Weekend

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Cullen and I went to Bellingham this past Sunday to see the Tesla Coil at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention.  The museum got front page of the Seattle Times last week with the new Tesla coil and Faraday cage, … Continue reading

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The Shining Marbled City

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  I’ll start with a linguistic fact today.  The origin of the word marble comes from – you guessed it – Greek; marmaros (μαρμαρος) means ‘shining stone’. It’s quite fitting, then, that I should be writing about Athens today.  I … Continue reading

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(Not So) Simply Put

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Dear blog visitor, Normally, people have commitment issues with relationships; I’ve had them with jobs.  None of the issues have been bad enough to make me leave, but the feelings are still sneaky, powerful little buggers.  When I was a … Continue reading

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