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Music Mondays: Tengger Calvary

The first Dan Carlin podcast I experienced was Wrath of the Khans which lead me into some fairly deep investigations of Mongolia and her culture. Which is how I discovered Tengger Calvary, a Mongolian Folk Metal band that uses the traditional Mongolian Read more…


Music Mondays: Dark Jazz

The modern music scene is a mess. And that’s probably a good thing. Not every one would say so. Record labels are still shaking their heads over the fact that they lost control so quickly. One moment, the masses listened Read more…


Review: Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

I crave innovation. Which means my tastes vary wildly and can veer unexpectedly into interesting areas. And I enjoy the side trips and discoveries especially with the aid of modern search engines. Bustling algorithms comb my search histories and spew Read more…


Book Review: The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman

If anything intimidated me about yoga before I began a regular practice, it was the Sanskrit. The language is beautiful to hear but if you look at it written out and romanized, it looks like huge lengths of unpronounceable words. Read more…


Book Reviews from the Reading List: Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness

I’m moving through a lot of reading material both online and off as part of my immersion class. There is a lot to try out and a lot to process but all of it is fascinating in its own right Read more…


Music for a Rainy Day

I have rediscovered some of my favorite music on recent rainy day. I think I’ve mentioned before that my tastes are eclectic and the modern music distribution system hasn’t helped me settle to a particular genre. I really don’t believe Read more…


The Unexpected Journey back to the Lord of the Rings

I finished Lord of the Rings recently and the Hobbit soon after and I have to admit that I have reassessed my opinion of Tolkien and his universe. I read the books when I was a teenager and was unimpressed Read more…


Bus Stops and Poetry

I was on a bus coming from D.C. on my way back to Texas which is a god-awful trip to take on a bus. Its amazing how a hundred miles can feel like a thousand on one of those things. Read more…


A Great Find…

The Kid was looking for books on samurai so we went to the local library and I stumbled across Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve in the young adult section. The cover had a great illustration of airships and a steampunk Read more…