Monthly Archives: June 2013

What I Saw In Texas

In the last hour, I watched Mr. Smith get put out to pasture in the middle of a Texas senate hearing and, in his passing, there arose a mob. A filibuster had been going on for the past 10 hours. It was being delivered by Senator Wendy Davis to fight a proposed bill which would […]

“Being” a Writer

I was watching Amanda Palmer “Connecting the Dots”. She asked writers “when did it first feel like you were a writer?” (Or something like that.) She said the most common answer–what I would intuit as the closest thing to a “correct” answer–is when the writer was told that their work moved someone. And that really […]

Come Cook With Me: The Hiyashi Chuka Cage Match!

In lieu of last week’s (absent) Walden feature, this week I’m posting dueling recipes: two different takes on the same original concept of hiyashi chuka, a Japanese dish commonly referred to in the U.S. as “cold noodle salad”. The variant on the left is adapted from theKitchn, and it stays fairly true to tradition, while […]

Blake Writes A Story #3

As A Fledgling Descends – Part 2 (horror, sci-fi, drama) Free download for your ebook reader (Right-Click and Save As):   PDF   TXT   And now, the other shoe drops as Anfeald’s tale approaches its close. Fledgling was a LONG process of editing, and by all rights, it could have been a lot shorter. Like […]

Poem A Week #2

What will bridges the gap between years long-distant? What tolerances lie between who you were and who you have become? Do years bury the memory of a face, As a tree, bark grown upon bark, spiraling sapling into tower? Rippling waves emanating outward from a willow stick. That heart stick may still stand somewhere, deep […]

The Year of Walden – Gardening, Part 2

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. -Henry David Thoreau My first post on gardening was way back in February, when I was still in the planning stages, and this second post, I’m afraid, is much […]

Blake Writes a Story #2

As A Fledgling Descends – Part 1 (horror, sci-fi, drama) Free download for your ebook reader (Right-Click and Save As):   PDF   TXT   Originally, I had written “Fledgling” for a series of philosophical horror stories, the premise of which being that, if free will is an illusion, how horrific would it be to actually have free will? How […]

Haiku Reviews #2

Slender: The Eight Pages A forest. Alone. Paper cry for help–who’s there? OH GOD SHIT SHIT SHIT Bioshock: Infinite Saturated dreamscape Mysteries on conveyor belts. Guns save the day; why? Bastion Earth is in the sky: The sky that is weeping. No justice for war.

Come Cook With Me – Broiled Talapia Parmesan

This recipe is adapted from Phoebe’s recipe on, a repository of user-submitted recipes and full of tasty ideas! My version is scaled to be a single (generous) serving. 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese 1 tbsp. butter, softened (I used pre-softened spread to save time) 2 1/4 tsp. mayonnaise 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1 dash […]