Review: A Gathering of Shadows

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wow.. Bastard left us at a cliffhanger, though. Sigh.. I try not to start things that don’t have endings. Humans are pained by things they don’t know. This pains me. heheh. Ok, so welcome back to three–er–four–London’s. The indefatigable Delilah, the Royal […]

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Review: Children of Time

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars What an interesting read. I’m so glad I finished it. I had a character moment that I .. just.. umfphforthesakeofallthingsgoodstopingsostupid .. but I let it pass and really really glad I let it go. lol. It was solid, well thought out; the ingenuity […]

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Review: Warheart

Warheart by Terry Goodkind My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5…4…3.75..3.25..3??…bah.. Ratings are hard m’kay. This is the capstone to a 22-year-old series. I started this series when I was 18. I’m 40 now. Yea… That’s weird. I’ve grown metric tons in my thoughts, beliefs, reading, and everyday life in those years. So I am […]

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The Renaissance of 40

It’s my Nameday. Cakeday. Birthday, and I turned 40. What does that mean in today’sĀ age? I’ve often repeated the story leading up to this day that it’s not the same as it used to be. When I was growing up this was ‘Over the Hill’, a day for black roses, the bemoaning of the slippery […]

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Remember when I met Ronald Reagan?

It was May of 1985 at The Old Post Office Pavilion. Who knew we would run into Ronald Reagan.

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The Disparity Between the Creative and Civics

Last night I was able to have some wonderful conversations with local creatives, activists, leaders, friends of our regions Slow Food movement and Richard McCarthy the President of Slow Food USA. In the past few years I’m not able to get out as much due to my own businesses responsibilities so I really treasure moments […]

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The Business

The business of doing business is not the business you want to be doing.
Andy Ciordia