Prior Park

Up the hill, after the center of Widcombe and the train station and the canal crossing, is the house that will outlive me and all my old friends. There was no canonical order to the history of careless nights spent in the cheapest public houses of old Bath. As we dug into the now-extinct culture … Continue reading Prior Park

A Land of Geology: Part 1

When the first explorers discovered the glacier-covered archipelago about 1,000 miles above Norway called "Svalbard", the land probably appeared slowly from the grey arctic backdrop, the imposing mountains silhouetted like a Lovecraftian alien planet. For me, Svalbard came suddenly into view from an ever-lightening night sky as my plane traveled further North. The dark of … Continue reading A Land of Geology: Part 1

Bartleby’s Machines: Hermes Rocket/ Hermes Baby Typewriter Review

The day I received my Hermes Rocket in the mail, I opened it in the five minutes I had before my Medieval Romance class was set to begin. My professor, a lovely  woman in her mid 60's with a German Shepard named Bodo constantly in tow, recognized the brand immediately, and then promptly corrected my … Continue reading Bartleby’s Machines: Hermes Rocket/ Hermes Baby Typewriter Review