Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wisdom on moving to a new place

No writing done at all this week, my friends–getting set up at grad school was more chaotic than I expected! I managed to get a new room that’s MUCH better than my old one, but as a result, I have to move all my stuff over there, pay some room changing bills, change up my […]

Gunlord’s Writing Method

Alright, everybody, since my friend Cormag asked, here’s a brief outline of the writing method I use, for Wayward Son, at least. First, I look at my “big outline.” It’s a word document I have on my computer that lists every unwritten chapter of Wayward Son (up to 90), along with a place-holder title (VERY […]

Reembracing the New Birth of Freedom

Originally posted on The Inglorius Padre Steve's World:
I am always humbled when I travel to Gettysburg as I did a week and a half ago. It is hard to believe in that now peaceful pastoral setting that over 157,000 Americans, almost 82,000 Union and 75,000 Confederate met in a three day battle. In…

New Haven…New Haven has changed.

It’s been two days since I’ve made my return to grad school. Like I said last entry, aside from some problems with my room the transition hasn’t been too hard. As I’m settling myself in, however, I was saddened to notice one thing: Several of the restaurants I loved are gone. I’m not sure I’m […]

Random Thoughts on The Return

(No relation to the Bentley Little novel, though I did like it XD) Anyways, my friends, as I said last week, I’ve finally returned to grad school. The drive went well, and *would* have gone off without a hitch, but as it turns out, I’ve been settled in my room for a little while and […]

The Westernization of Hinduism and its Alienating Consequences

Originally posted on Videshi Sutra:
“We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern,  –a class of persons Indian in blood and colour, but English in tastes, in opinions, in morals and in intellect.” -Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay “Sexual pleasure is…

Fulham, To Arms

Originally posted on The Culinary Adventures of an Average Girl:
^ That pretty much sums up my life. (JOKES. I love cooking and baking – it’s the washing up that I abhor. Though, TBF,  long prep time is a pain when you’re starving.) Which is why eating out is possibly the best thing in the world. You…

Writing Log #16: Bad News and Good News

First the bad news: Didn’t manage to get chapter 69 done this week, though I made a bit of progress on it. Now, the good news: Struck by inspiration, I got some solid work done on outlines for the next few chapters (up  to 73)! That makes up for it, IMO 😀 I won’t spoil […]

Valencian Vacation Exquisite Cuisine…

Originally posted on From Alfredo's With Love:
Edible Highlights of my Recent Trip to Oliva, Spain As a rather grey gloom descends over my part of Hampshire recalling my recent trip to Spain brings back wonderful feelings but also a little sadness that it is over! The food was fabulous and we met so…

The Last Union Irish Veterans of the American Civil War

Originally posted on Irish in the American Civil War:
The site has previously looked at Limerick man Jeremiah O’Brien, the last known Irish veteran of the American Civil War who died in 1950. He had served as a Confederate, but many thousands of Irishmen who served the Union also lived into the Twentieth century. I…