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Fuckin’ Goals, Man

It’s a new year, and I’m finally in a position to do some real writing. I want to make this a career, which means it has to be on a business footing, which means business goals. So…here they are.

A Brief History of Cairhien, Andor, and the Wars of Succession

The Wheel of Time is renowned for its world building, but much of the backstory is delivered in bits and pieces at different times in different places and it’s not always easy to put the pieces together. This post will try to put some of those pieces together and explain how the history of Cairhien and Andor interact with the Aiel and the Dragon.

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Douglas Adams, Jackie Robinson, and the Meaning of Life

My favorite number is 42 and if that makes you think of Douglas Adams, you’re in the right place, but you’re not entirely correct.

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A Brief History of Cairhien, Andor, and the Wars of Succession

A Brief History of Cairhien, Andor, and the Wars of Succession

The Wheel of Time is renowned for its world building, but much of the backstory is delivered in bits and pieces at different times in different places and it’s not always easy to put the pieces together. This post will try to put some of those pieces together and explain how the history of Cairhien and Andor interact with the Aiel and the Dragon.

The World Should be Braided

The World Should be Braided

We are not alone and we cannot pretend that we are. When we become adults, we must put aside childish things like greed and fear and hate. If we cannot support each other because of our differences, we must support each other in spite of them.

Why You’re Wrong About Egwene al’Vere

Why You’re Wrong About Egwene al’Vere

There are people out there who think Egwene al’Vere is both a bad person and a bad character. I’m convinced it’s because these people don’t understand Egwene or the role she plays in The Wheel of Time.