Eat Your Words

Eat Your Words: Eternal Return

Eat Your Words: Eternal Return

I just finished reading The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold. Billed as “Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave,” this brilliant post-apocalyptic book raises the philosophical concept of “eternal return.” Put quite simply, everything has happened before, and everything will happen again. There are a lot of variations on this theme throughout academic and literary work….

We Go Together…

We Go Together…

Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Did you know that was a thing that existed? Neither did I. Yet, here we are! According to National Today, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901. Her recipe was printed just 18 years after peanut butter was unveiled to…

What’s Your Favorite Story?

What’s Your Favorite Story?

My pandemic pastime is rewatching entire franchises of content. In 2020, my wife and I rewatched the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe from start to finish. 2021 is devoted to the entire Star Wars empire — not just the films, but all the canonized tv shows as well. So far, we’ve watched the three prequels (meh), the amazing…

What Itadakimasu Means

What Itadakimasu Means

My wife and I visited Japan in 2016. We spent 10 whirlwind days exploring Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, and their surrounding areas. It was a wonderful trip, and someday, we hope to return, exploring more of the rural areas. Some evenings I watch NHK World, the English-language version of Japan’s NHK News channel. It’s similar in…

Learn Something New

Learn Something New

Cooking fascinates me. Ok, let’s be honest, food fascinates me. Cooking is the means to get to the food. Though, I do enjoy cooking. The process engages a different form of creativity from my usual writing. To some degree, cooking and writing a similar. They both have a basic framework of rules to understand and…

Plant a seed (or two).

Did you know the same chia seeds you buy in the grocery store for smoothies can be planted in your yard? I learned this the other day while playing with my Grogu Chia Pet. Yes, I bought a Grogu Chia Pet after seeing the commercial on Jeopardy!. What of it? Chia grows extremely fast. That…

Let it soak.

I was waiting for a washing machine delivery earlier this week. While waiting (and after I read the product manual online) I sent out a question to The Writing Cooperative Facebook group. I asked, “How do you clean up your writing?” The answers were a mixture of editing tools and techniques. Though, one person got…