Just For the View… From My Dream Journal
I once had a dream about a teenage girl who embarked upon a perilous journey to the rooftop of an abandoned schoolhouse.
How Forever is Composed of Nows
One of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems, and I have so many, is one often referred to as “Forever” or Poem #690. I’ve always been particularly fond with her poems that deal with two of her favorite themes, time and mortality. But when it comes to the line “Forever – is composed of Nows,” that’s […]
Electabuzz VS Magmar: Who is the Better Pokemon?
After a quarter century, the question still remains to this day: is Electabuzz or Magmar the better of the two version exclusive Pokemon?
Telling One’s Story
The telling of one’s story is a complicated and often tumultuous task, particularly for one whose heart beats to wax poetic. It’s a task that requires delving into the deepest corners of the soul, an unearthing of memories both beautiful and painful, a weaving of experiences and emotions into a narrative that’s both truthful and […]
Letting Myself in Between the Lines
As a creative youth, I often thought about ways of telling stories in new and unexpected ways. Yet, what emerged from my fingertips was often dry and totally devoid of personality. What went wrong? I didn’t let myself in between the lines. For so long, I felt all I’d ever amount to was a prolific […]
Scenes from The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown, New York
The Farmers Market, Cooperstown, New York, August 2021. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong with a Fujifilm medium format film camera.
Why Paraspectre’s James Bond Video Game Retrospective Series Deserves a Watch
While in 2022, Paraspectre has become better known for his Pokemon video game retrospectives, his channel started with a James Bond retrospective series.
Thomas Slatin Visits Middletown Springs University
Middletown Springs University is a free, pop-up university in Middletown Springs, Vermont. The first classes were held March 8th through the 15th, 2023. Courses are taught by volunteers, with subjects ranging from sauerkraut to survival skills. My wife Thomas visited several of these classes and took some spectacular photographs like these: Sauerkraut Making Yoga for Children […]
I Grew Up Reading Dictionaries and Encyclopedias For Fun
While I no longer spend hours reading dictionaries and encyclopedias, I know that the passion for learning that I developed as a child will always be with me.
Is Grumpig a Good Pokemon?
Now that it’s been reintroduced to the franchise in Scarlet and Violet after skipping Gen 8, how good is Grumpig in Generation 9?