January, 2013

Open Library

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I have just today found Open Library, and I’m really intrigued by it. This is precisely the sort of great, open-access work that I find so exciting and promising about the Internet. Through it, you can actually borrow ebooks from participating libraries if you visit their locations. Follow the link! […]



Genre and the Simultaneous-Razing-and-Appreciating of Categories

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I’ve got such a complicated and conflicted relationship to genre. I always have. The notion never sits quietly in my head. There are obvious benefits to having a clear and delineated architecture that works to parse out the differences between literary categories. And some strange back room of my librarial […]



Poetics

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I’ve updated my writing page with a few poems that I’ve written over the recent years. You can access the list through the Poetry link, under Writing in the header menu. They’re arranged in reverse-chronological order, with the most recent one at the top of the list. Please feel free […]



Quotations, Part I

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) I have a taste for quotations that rears its head on occasion. Sometimes — not always, but at certain times — I get an urge to compile them. What can I do? I’m human, so I get these internal nudges. Clearly, I’m not alone in this, given the number of […]



Backwards Through the Looking Glass

(Originally posted on Blogger site.) A new year, rife with symbolic freshness! A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at keeping a journal. If I’m being accurate, I think it was a bit over two years ago that I made this decision. Like many of the whims that hit me, it never […]