Transfer - Gabriel

Arsenal Review: Post-Transfer Window Musings

For the first time in years, our annual Jim White Day was, sadly, muted.  No last minute deals for overpriced strikers.  No interviews out of the windows of cars.  Not even the spectacle of children and men making fools of themselves and of the poor reporters sent out to be amongst them like live bait […]

American Sniper - Kyle and Spotter

“American Sniper” Review: “I’ll brave the storm until you’re with me”

In my opinion, the best war movie of the new millenium is Black Hawk Down, the 2001 Ridley Scott movie that depicted the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia.  It achieved two things that have become standard in the 14 years that have followed.  First, it brought the hardship and complexities of modern warfare in a […]

TWOIAF - Aegon & Balerion

History Is Written by the Literate: “The World of Ice & Fire” Review

Like many people today, I’m a big fan of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice & Fire” series.  The books are both a delight and a terror as Martin builds a tremendously brutal, violent and uncaring landscape upon which he populates his characters.  Like the best of the fantasy genre, a great deal of […]


So Glad You Could Stay Forever: Fables, Volume 1

“Once we were a thousand separate kingdoms, spread over a hundred magic worlds. We were kings and cobblers. Wizards and woodcarvers. We had our sinners, our saints, and our blatant social climbers. And from the grandest lord to the lowliest peasant girl, we were, for the most part, strangers one to another.” “It took an […]


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