The Journey: There and Back Again

Are you ready to talk about journeys, voyages, travels of all sorts? I hope so, because this is the last entry of this mini-series on, as has been suggested to me, the three components of an odyssey. I use these…

Going Questing: Satisfaction of the Hunt

The other day, in the first part of this mini-series, we talked about adventures, so now it’s time to talk about quests. Quests overlap with adventures and journeys in a lot of ways; the primary one being that an adventure…

Finding Adventure: Excitement and Risk

So, maybe you’ve noticed me picking on Pirates of the Caribbean a lot lately. I assure you, that I only do so out of fondness; I actually love those movies. I own them all on DVD, I re-watch them often,…

Les Miserables, Night Watch, and Revolution

“Don’t put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That’s why they’re called revolutions. People die, and nothing changes.” Years ago, my brother let me borrow his copy of Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch of the Discworld series, and…

Mermaids Are Weird and I Love It

Did you have a mermaid phase as a kid? A lot of little girls have a pony phase, or a ballerina phase, and I definitely had both of those, but mermaids were totally my thing. I always loved swimming and…