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Upgrades and useful items.

I got myself a few early birthday presents recently, which are all useful things as well. I am not a big shopper, but I do like purchasing items that will improve my life. Last year I bought a down comforter and now I’ve made my bed perfect with a wool blanket. They are pricy, but […]

New Drawing Music: Lovisa Samuelsson

I recently came across this musician online and I really love her work. I have never emailed a musician until now, when I contacted her to inquire where to find her music to download. She is still working on her ep at the moment, but she was so kind to mail me a cd of […]

Books I Read in 2012, part 2

Here I continue my two part series of the books I read this past year. If you know of any books that may interest me, please leave a comment. The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright. From the very start I was not taken up by this book, but I kept reading until the end hoping […]

Books I Read in 2012, part 1

Even with all that went on this year, I spent a fair amount of time reading. I’m publishing a two part blog post with short reviews summarizing what I read this past year. I grabbed most of these books from the New Fiction rack at the library, although next year I’m planning on being a […]

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

First, I’d like to say “thank you” to everyone who has left me comments on my last post or has sent me concerned emails. I really appreciate it. I will have some more artwork to post soon. I don’t normally review non-art books, but I decided to in this case because it is something I […]

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper

Mary Cassatt, Woman Reading (Femme lissant) A book I enjoyed reading recently is Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman. It is a fictional story about Mary Cassatt from the perspective of her older sister Lydia, who suffered from chronic kidney disease. I have always been a fan of Mary Cassatt, but […]

Exit Through the Gift Shop

After seeing it on my list of recommended movies on Netflix for months now, I finally watched Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary directed by famous graffiti artist Banksy. I really didn’t know what to expect from the movie, but I did enjoy it, and got quite a chuckle. The film follows Thierry Guetta (aka […]

All In This Tea

The other day I saw a charming documentary called All In This Tea. It follows David Lee Hoffman, a tea connoisseur and importer, who travels China in search of organic, heirloom teas. It is a thoughtful and relaxing movie to watch, showcasing some beautiful views of the Chinese countryside. It is also educational in a non-boring […]

Book Review: The Lost Books of the Odyssey

I started reading again, which is a welcome change. Most recently, I finished The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel by Zachary Mason. The book is full of varying interpretations of the Odyssey, complete with footnotes referring to “the standard Odyssey.” It isn’t one cohesive story, but rather a collection of contradictory stories. It […]

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

It has been some time since I have been able to read and enjoy a book sufficiently enough to actually finish it. I have been getting bored and easily distracted when reading books, and have often stopped midway through. I decided to give it another shot though, because I wanted to read a book while […]