“Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mould me Man?”

“Did I solicit thee from Darkness to promote me?” Horror fans, you know what that is: the epigram to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It’s a quote from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which, like many Romantics, Mary Shelley had an incredible boner for. Here, Adam beseeches God after his exile, stating that God bears at least part of […]

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I Cannot Believe I Have To Make This Post In The Year Of Our Lord 2017

This was originally going to be a Facebook post. But, considering the political make-up of my friends and family, given my geography, I decided that was probably really stupid. And since I’ve been working on the novel, I’ve been a bit scarce. A brief warning for use of slurs (in describing what others have said) […]

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If I Have To Read About Bonobo Sex One More Time I Swear I Will Die.

  Why are we obsessed with monkey sex? Serious question. There has to be some sort of evolutionary precedent for this. I get it, okay? Bonobos have a lot of sex. It’s a defining characteristic of their socialization that sets them apart from their close geographic and genetic neighbors, the well-loved Common Chimpanzee (which, lest […]

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I Would Marry This Bat If I Could

Is there any animal so resplendently perfect as the vampire bat? Rhetorical question; the answer is obviously ‘no.’ Dogs are loyal, cats are sleek, and fish generally don’t bother anyone, but the vampire bat is a perfect creature. Never before have I seen such strong evidence for the Intelligent Design theory of life. It seems […]

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