Monthly Archives: January 2014

Is It For Children?

As an author, and also as a reader, I have a problem with genre in general. My books do not fit squarely into any given genre, because basically they are all about the same thing: my view of life. It … Continue reading

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Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises: For Children or Not?

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film is a biography, based on the true life story of Jiro Horikoshi, (堀越 二郎), the man who designed the Zero fighter used by the Japanese during World War II. This may be Miyazaki’s last film, and … Continue reading

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Roasting A Giant Organic Pumpkin

The pumpkin has been sitting on my counter for a few weeks, and I decided today was the day I needed to roast him. Above are two pictures illustrating how I cut vertical slats in the pumpkin. Does it seem … Continue reading

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