Monthly Archives: January 2011

This is just remarkable

Willard Wigan is a “micro sculptor” – he carves sculptures from rice and sugar… individual grains of rice and sugar. This must be seen to be believed – check out his TED talk and prepare to be amazed.

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Music page added

I have reworked the music page that I created for the old Neos Alexandria site, adding new material, removing some that I didn’t care for and updating links. Please check it out at the “Music” link above, and – as … Continue reading

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writing prompt

I love dark/adult reworkings of fairy tales (if you’re not familiar with the concept, check out this attempt I made a while back). What follows is both a glimpse into the mildly twisted workings of my mind and an open … Continue reading

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Commonplace book

In honor of the first Establishment of the House of Learning Festival, I offer the following passages that speak to my personal feeling towards books and learning: There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away, Nor … Continue reading

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An introduction

This was my entry in the contest Sannion held to solicit an introduction to his forthcoming book, Ecstatic; the contest has been canceled, for good and cogent reasons, so I thought I would share it with you here. I was … Continue reading

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pagan questionnaire – why not?

B A S I C S // Do you have a magical/Pagan name? Erik. What does it mean? According to various baby naming sites, it means something like “eternal king”. How did you find Paganism? With some of my friends, … Continue reading

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Reverence for tradition

Yesterday I watched a very interesting documentary, It Might Get Loud. It brings together Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White of The White Stripes to play guitar and talk about playing guitar, interspersed with archival footage and individual reminiscences … Continue reading

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