Dead Letters, or How I Learned to Love the Digamma

Dear Reader: this is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series of posts on etymology, philology, and just fun with words. I used to blog about strictly Classics stuff, as I was trying to blog professionally and pursue a tenure-track career. Now it’s just fun and I like geeking out about… Continue reading Dead Letters, or How I Learned to Love the Digamma

Of Shields and Stasis

So I was thinking recently of the marvelous shields throughout Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes (aka Septem Contra Thebas, aka ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας). The Septem was part of the prolegomena to my dissertation, where I looked at Polyneikes’ homecoming to Thebes, which only truly happens at his death. I spent a lot of time with the… Continue reading Of Shields and Stasis

My Favorite Music

This is another entry ported over from my writeFreely blog. I thought it would have a better home here. Music tastes, as most things, are subject to change, so this blog may get updated here and there. I made some updates, especially focusing on my Bandcamp haul from 2020 (what a year for music, too!)… Continue reading My Favorite Music

Thoughts on Fantasy Series

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long while now. The last fantasy book I read was Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince, and it made me think a little more critically about reading fantasy in particular. I’ve read many such books over the course of my life, and (almost) always enjoyed them. Some are… Continue reading Thoughts on Fantasy Series


I hate endings. Well, not all endings, but endings can be sad at times, and so sometimes I hate them. I was thinking about this earlier because I just finished the whole run of a podcast I’ve dearly enjoyed, Ghosting Around. I’ll talk a bit about the podcast and why I love(d) it so much,… Continue reading Liminality

sub divo (in tentorio)

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for a little while now, ever since we got back home, but haven’t had (or taken?) the time to do so. We went camping just under a month ago, our first camping experience in Colorado. I am glad we took a long weekend; we needed the first morning… Continue reading sub divo (in tentorio)


well, I just imported most of the older entries. Realized there were some old “pages” in there that needed to be nuked, too, so I took care of those. Keep in mind, the older entries have been through two iterations of this site (first on Squarespace, then in WordPress on DreamHost), and I’ve done some… Continue reading Amelioration

Under construction

I’ll be re-importing some posts from the last incarnation of this website soon, and writing new ones whenever I can. Looking forward to it. I am a little bewildered at how much WordPress has grown over the years; I first used it in 2005, so it’s come a long ways from then. I guess 15… Continue reading Under construction

Lord Dunsany and The Blessing of Pan (1928)

N.B. This is an old post from the previous iteration of this site. I’ve tweaked a few things here and there in the entry, but they are mostly unchanged. My previous website was more of a jobs site, so a lot of the entries are Classics-centric, and that won’t necessarily be the case going forward.