The Extreme Importance of Names

Posted on April 24, 2016 By

And in case you missed the title:   “If any one thing is universal, it is a name.”                                                     ~Pierre Le Rouzie Every person, animal, object, place, and concept has…


Sunday Spotlight: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Posted on April 17, 2016 By

Lin-Manuel Miranda! Prolific, profound, and unparalleled! A long-time fan of the theater, I was so ecstatic when I heard about the recent Broadway show, Hamilton. Even though Bearded Chum was a bit skeptical of it, I thought it sounded like a really interesting idea and I’m happy to hear that it is so popular. I probably…


Sunday Spotlight: Guy Gavriel Kay

Posted on April 10, 2016 By

Guy Gavriel Kay! Illustrious, informed, and incredibly inventive! The Fionavar Tapestry was one of the reasons I became a fantasy buff. Reading that trilogy as a teenager opened up a fascinating world for me where reality and fantasy adventure mirrored each other and where medieval myths and magic coexisted with rich character development. I became…


Sunday Spotlight: Soledad O’Brien

Posted on April 3, 2016 By

Soledad O’Brien! Devoted, dedicated and definitely driven! During a particular nasty storm with a particular noteworthy name of which I’m somewhat attached, Soledad O’Brien brought her own bright appellation to shine some light on the tragic situation. Already an influential figure, she became an award-winning journalist and has since branched out into a variety of media…