The Spider and the Fly

While I loved the excitement of going to the movie theater and the camaraderie of playing video games with friends, reading was my first love.  Movies and video games provided a certain amount of visual stimulation, but they paled in comparison to the cerebral joy and comfort you could get out of a good book. … Continue reading The Spider and the Fly

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Coffee & Skeletons

When I was in college, one of my favorite classes was poetry.  I loved the way a poet could take the raw material of words and wrestle them into something with heft and beauty.  I remember one of our assignments was to write a poem on love.  At 20 years old, having been on the … Continue reading Coffee & Skeletons