Archives for: February 2010

Reviews: The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Archer's Tale, Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, The Nine

February 25th, 2010
The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell - 8/10 The first four novels in Cornwell's 'Saxon Chronicles', these books are set in ninth century England, at a time when Saxons and Danes (aka Vikings) are con… more »

It is a Bad Time for a Diet

February 23rd, 2010
Cadbury Creme Eggs are available in stores. more »

Snow Day, Part Two

February 21st, 2010
This blog post is coming to you from the Yosemite Lodge. Outside a light snow is falling; we expect a quite dazzling morning of three to six inches of fresh powder, just right for snowmen and snowballs. Drove up today - because it's a Sunday, I had n… more »

Tom Bihn

February 17th, 2010
...makes the best bags in the world. I purchased my Tom Bihn backpack from his store in Santa Cruz in 1997 or so, and I still use it on a near-daily basis. It saw me through graduate school; I took it to Mongolia. It has never had a zipper break, never… more »

What have we got here?

February 15th, 2010
I was entertaining the baby yesterday, and flipped the television over to VH1 (I entertain the baby, the teevee entertains me), discovering a portion of a Behind the Music about Judas Priest. During the course of the show, they discussed Rob Halford's s… more »