3/24/12, a photo by Errant Ventures on Flickr. Our garden has started growing tree limbs. Quite successfully it appears.

Little Talks

My current music obsession is Of Monsters and Men. I made a quick trip to Los Angeles recently and while driving my rental car around I heard a live performance of one of their songs on KROQ and immediately knew I needed to find this band’s album. If this sounds familiar it should. I wrote […]


Sleater-Kinney playing “Sympathy” at Coachella in 2006. One of the best live versions I’ve found.  

Why Superhero Comics?

Chris Sims over at Comics Alliance has a fun, insightful, and uplifting article about why Spider-Man is the best comic superhero (even better than Batman). Sims makes a compelling case not only about Spider-Man, but I think about the power of comics in general. As a form comics can be incredibly superficial and juvenile and  […]

Dear NASA, You Had Me At Optimus Prime

If you’re a child of the 80s like I am (or a fan of the Michael Bay Movies *shudder*)  there’s a good chance you’ll recognize Peter Cullen’s voice in this NASA commercial. I’m not a big fan of flying, but when Optimus Prime tells you to go to space…well, you go.