The Mistick Krewe of Comus, founded in 1856, is a New Orleans Carnival krewe. It is the oldest continuous organization of New Orleans Mardi Gras festivities. Comus is the Greek god of revelry, merrymaking and […]
In 2000, boxes of photographs were discovered in a warehouse in Los Angeles. The pictures, which numbered in the thousands, were all taken in the line of duty by LAPD police officers between 1925 and […]
I designed a new seven-card tarot reading for the book. The order is depicted in the diagram below, which forms a kind of castle of the self. Cards should be shuffled such that than can […]
I am not someone who likes to pick things apart, although I used to be. My adolescence was misspent on it. (See quote below.) I suspect the people who pick at Star Wars are also […]
I often find myself in the position of being an apologist for Japan. I don’t want to be, but a conjuncture of factors often compels it. For one, after so much time there, I have […]
Japanese employs onomatopoeia more artfully than any language I’ve encountered. We have a number of words in English that phonetically resemble the thing they represent: sizzle, murmur, cuckoo. We’ve even inherited some from other languages. […]
As someone who sculpts in words and sentences for a living, I find this fascinating.