A friend recently posed a question which required a serious answer: what's the difference between breakfast and brunch? Traditionally, the key differentiator has been time of day. One has breakfast in the morning, and brunch slightly later in the day, when it could reasonably overlap with lunch. So, anything before, say, 10:00 would necessarily be breakfast, … Continue reading The Difference between Breakfast and Brunch
Recently, I've been tracking time spent on my most important creative/learning endeavors using my accounting software as a way to view the things that are important to me as business I owe myself. It's been a useful experiment.
Few Americans who have not lived outside America realize how American graham crackers are. They are one of a number of American things that non-Americans either instantly recognize as being quintessentially American, or else have never heard of. Things like red solo cups, peanut butter, and brownies. I myself didn't realize this until, sometime during … Continue reading On graham crackers and biscuits.
When I started out on my hair journey, Purple hair was always supposed to be my end game. Not anymore. I'm putting a bookmark in this series for now, but I'll finish when I'm ready.
I turn thirty today, and it seemed worth a moment of reflection. That said, I’ve struggled to decide what I want to say. On the one hand: I’m actually quite happy to be thirty. My twenties were a great decade, but I’ve gotten tired of the reflexive condescension people throw your way when they realize … Continue reading On turning thirty.
I rounded out 2017 with a stack of murder mysteries, which ran the gauntlet from 1920's London to 2010's LA.
Tolkien's love of language inspired not only the creation of Middle Earth, but my love of language, too. Here's what I wrote to honor him at my brother's recent Tolkien feast.