What day is it? It’s a simple enough question at first glance, but the second you actually look into the history of it, you realize just how hard the answer can really be. The present dates on our calendar were carefully calculated by studious monks in quiet monasteries, all through the Dark Ages and up […]Read More Do You Know What Day It Is?
History is a wildly interesting subject to me. Personally, I am fascinated by subjectivity and perception, so an interest in History is a natch. History is constantly warped by viewing it through the subjective lens of the present. An example: C.S. Lewis pointed out that the popular conception of Science and Witchcraft in history has […]Read More Magic and Science
The early scientists were nothing more than alchemists, mixing bottles of fluids together randomly hoping to acquire the desired effect. While they were rarely successful, they often created something a bit useful. (For instance: Modern Science.) The idea of alchemy, the constant play of substances paired and mixed with each other, the eternal experimentation, has […]Read More How Puns Can Save a Language
Someone once said that all writing is an attempt to achieve immortality. The authenticity of this statement is up for debate. However, if it is true, then there are a hundred thousand sad tales of authors hoping to gain entrance to the pearly gates only to be denied. Writers are born every year and have […]Read More Chesterton and Oblivion
Words are shot at us like bullets all day long. “Good morning.” “Glad to see you.” “Where’s that spreadsheet?” “Would you like coffee?” Some things that we are told are nothing but a crock. Lies, is another word. “The check is in the mail.” “I love your hair.” “I think you’ve you lost weight.” But […]Read More Tell Me A Story
I have embarked on a journey of extreme discomfort. As American troops advanced through territory during the Vietnam war (technically not a war. A declaration of war was never made. It’s one of the many messes of history) the soldiers would sometimes come upon tunnels in the ground dug by the Viet Cong army. These […]Read More The Second Edit, or, Why Would I Read This Crap Twice?