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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Motivation: I Haz None


Don’t have much to say today.  Maybe I do, but it’s not really coming out in a coherent way.  Mostly I just don’t feel like working on a blog right now.  Too restless. Work – my accounting job – is … Continue reading

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Idea Breeding

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  I remember driving home from work in late April this year, just as the green of the trees was really getting excited.  There’s a street that I would drive west on every night around 730pm and as the days … Continue reading

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Do What You Love

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I looked through a few old drafts the night before last.  Just pieces of thoughts that never got strewn together; they’re from so long ago that I forget what I was trying to say now.  When I started this blog, … Continue reading

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Change of Pace


First, the number of views on Tuesday’s post was wonderful.  I hope people had a chance to check out Kiva.org.  Go here to see what the hype’s all about. Second, I was talking recently with Cullen about my plan for … Continue reading

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Micro-Financing with Kiva.org


The first time I thought about writing this post was in March of this year but I (regrettably) never got around to actually doing it.  “Still not too late!” whispers my brain…  So today is a new installment of “Interesting/Important … Continue reading

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Hogwarts Express – Surprise Extra Post!


In honor of all things Harry Potter, I want to take this opportunity – on this special day, September 1st! – to talk about the significant role HP has played in my life.  Very few of my vivid childhood memories … Continue reading

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A Feast of Nostalgia

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At first thought, I might have only written today about a taste of nostalgia that was/is the Athens trip… but then I realized how much the transition from August to September has affected my life in the last five years.  … Continue reading

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Moon Clock


     When it comes to the idea of home, I’m a total sap.  While growing up, I lived in the same house for seventeen years (1992-2009), and not-so-secretly hoped that my parents would never move – staying even after my … Continue reading

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