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(My bookshelf. I have a whole section devoted to Roger Zelazny novels I collect) “Go then, there are other worlds than these.” – Stephen King’s, The Gunslinger Lately, I’ve been re-reading Roger Zelazny’s classic series, the Chronicles of Amber. It’s … Continue reading
I like to keep myself busy, as readers probably noticed. :) But since Little Guy was born, I’ve been even more busy, so I’ve been trying to manage my time better. So, I started writing down all my little hobbies, … Continue reading
When I first married my wife in 2004, we visited Japan in 2005 to my wife’s home (実家, jikka) and I remember my father-in-law giving me a really old book. He knew that I liked history and such, so he … Continue reading
“What were your names again?” said Dallas. “Private Kim, sir,” said the first man, standing stiff with a crisp salute. “And I’m Private Walid,” said the second doing the same. Dallas stopped, and turned around to appraise them for a … Continue reading
Recently, I found this great quote from the famous 13th century Japanese-Buddhist text, Essays in Idleness, or tsurezure-gusa (徒然草) which I’ve written about before. It’s also the namesake of this blog of course. ;) Anyhow, the translation below is by … Continue reading
Hello, Recently, after a visit to the doctor, I stopped by the local University of Washington (transferring buses) and stopped off at my favorite used-bookstore: Magus Books. I stop there about once every 1-2 years to look for rare and … Continue reading
Recently I finished reading the famous pirate novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I was able to read for free on my iPhone because it is a very old classic.1 I felt this quote explained greed very well: “And … Continue reading
From Roger Zelazny’s science-fiction novel Lord of Light: The moral, therefore, of my sermon on this small mount is this—even a mirror will not show you yourself, if you do not wish to see. Ignorance and denial are very powerful, … Continue reading
Hi all, For Halloween, I’ve been reading the original novel Dracula by Irish author Bram Stoker. I found a few good quotations by the character Dr. Van Helsing that I wanted to share: “All men are mad in some way … Continue reading