…Have A Spine

It’s Banned Books Week, which provides the perfect opportunity to discuss censorship. (Sounds riveting, right?) Books and reading are near and dear to my heart. The idea that anyone would be threatened by a book used to be laughable (emphasis on the “used to”). In the past few years, we’ve all become all too well…

…Go the Distance

This post was intended to be a simple list of summer reading suggestions, but as I flipped through the pages of the books listed below I had a different idea pop into my head and made some last additions/changes. I won’t spoil anything, but I did want to say that a good book is always…

…Fight the Dragons

“So I fight the dragons and I storm the castles and I win a battle or two. Then comes the day it’s time, I’m packing up and I am bringing all my stories home to you.” Fight the Dragons, “Big Fish” Happy Father’s Day to all the super dads, super moms who are dads too,…

…Leave the Light On

As we come down off of our theater high after a week of Tony nominees, it seems like a good idea to slowly work our way back into the harsh light of the usual day-to-day. I thought I’d ease the transition with one of my favorite theater traditions/superstitions/necessities — the ghost light. For those not…

…Come to Play

“Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose or even seem to work against you. Remember that…when you come to play the game.” Petyr Baelish, “A Storm of Swords” The time has come at last to name a victor of the “Game of Thrones.” There are plenty of opinions…

…Still Surprise You

‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures…You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.” Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Take a moment and think of your favorite fantasy novel or novels. Now think about what…