Hog-Faced Woman ISO Single Male for Love, Marriage, Transformation

Human culture is a strange and wonderful thing. I’ve been reading about a genre of folk stories that have as a central character a “hog-faced woman,” and I’m left shaking my head at the uncanniness of human imagination. These tales seem to have arisen in the early 17th century concurrently in England, The Netherlands, andContinue reading “Hog-Faced Woman ISO Single Male for Love, Marriage, Transformation”

Ten Things To Do Instead of Writing

Top Ten Things To Do Instead of Writing: 1. watch old episodes of The Animaniacs 2. help daughter melt hot glue so that she can make incredibly complex jewel bauble for cosplaying obscure anime/manga character 3. research bicycle trips through Italy/Denmark/Ireland (after driving to supermarket less than a mile away) 4. unpack fall/winter clothes inContinue reading “Ten Things To Do Instead of Writing”

Great Globs of Glowing Urine

Many fields define themselves by specialties. Doctors are not just doctors—they are podiatrists or pediatricians or surgeons. Restaurant workers are baristas or pastry chefs or sommeliers. Writers are novelists or poets or “content providers.” So it is for academics, as well. When I’m wearing that hat, I define myself as an early modernist. But evenContinue reading “Great Globs of Glowing Urine”