Monthly Archives: October 2016

That Awkward Moment When You Realize That The Common Connection Among All Your Uncomfortable Silences Is Yourself

So, first, a bit of context would be helpful to understand what I am about to say.  About a couple months ago, my (former) roommate in Vancouver let me know that because of rising rents in Vancouver [1] he would … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Carnelian Legacy

The Carnelian Legacy, by Cheryl Koevoet [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I have from time to time noted my fondness for hidden prince stories, and my enjoyment … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Goblin Crown

The Goblin Crown (Billy Smith And The Goblins, Book 1), by Robert Hewitt Wolfe [Note:  This book was provided by Turner Publishing Company in exchange for an honest review.] In a book review like this it is best to begin … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With The Targaryens

As someone who is at least a casual fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones [1] and the sprawling series of novels that inspired it, I also occasionally from time to time enjoy seeing spoilers, and so I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide

D&D:  Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, by edited by Jeremy Crawford & Kim Mohan If you read this book, it is pretty likely that you are interested in the geography and culture of the imaginary Forgotten Realms area of the role … Continue reading

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Book Review: Player’s Strategy Guide

Dungeons & Dragons:  Player’s Strategy Guide, by Andy Collins & Eytan Burnstein It is always a somewhat ominous sign for me as a reader when the back text of a book consists of obvious attempts at flattery, namely the way … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Is The Connection Between Love And Respect?

In applying the Bible to our own lives, we have a great deal of difficulty in doing so because of our incorrect understanding of words because of incorrect teachings, because it is hard to know what is meant by someone … Continue reading

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If You Need To Crash, Then Crash And Burn; You’re Not Alone

Recently while listening to some music I came across a set of YouTube users who had managed to compile various lengthy videos as best of collections for the defunct Australian pop-rock duo Savage Garden.  Little thought of or remembered at … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hail Caesar

Hail Caesar, directed by the Coen Brothers, is a strange sort of film that is both incredibly polished but ultimately unsatisfying.  Populated, as many of the brothers’ films are, by odd and quirky individuals, the film seeks to amuse the … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Henry Of Lancaster’s Expedition To Aquitaine, 1345-46

Henry Of Lancaster’s Expedition To Aquitaine, 1345-46:  Military Service And Professionalism In The Hundred Years’ War, by Nicholas A. Gribit As someone who reads quite prolifically for the De Re Militari, I have developed quite a library on various matters … Continue reading

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