Trivial Things: Katana Collection – An Origin Story

I’ve got to hand it to them — swords do make an impression. I would guess that most people, having lived long enough and done enough stupid things involving a kitchen knife, typically have an emotional response to bladed weaponry. Sure, it’s often fear, or at least a reasonable level of nervousness. For some othersContinue reading “Trivial Things: Katana Collection – An Origin Story”

Trivial Things: Hayao Miyazaki

Princess Mononoke (or as I first knew it, Mononoke Hime) will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw in Japan without English subtitles, where I could somewhat follow what was going on. It was also one of the first animation films I saw that had two centralContinue reading “Trivial Things: Hayao Miyazaki”

Tsumaranai Mono (aka Trivial Things)

You can tell a lot about a person by convincing them to let you into their home and look around for awhile. Oof, did that sound weird-creepy? That was weird-creepy. Let me start over. I’m not a particularly material girl (I don’t hold onto a lot of stuff, Marie Kondo would be very bored here)Continue reading “Tsumaranai Mono (aka Trivial Things)”

Day Trippin’: Algonac and Saint Clair, MI

“Comfort zone is a delusion.” ― Fahim Khan When I like something, I like to really like it. I go deep, all-in, especially if it’s something that I’ve been introduced to by someone I treasure. I like to think I surround myself with people of tantalizing taste — they don’t shift with the breezes of theContinue reading “Day Trippin’: Algonac and Saint Clair, MI”

Rashomon Series: The Notebook – NOLA

It’s that time again – time for “something a little different”! Inspired by one of my favorite stories, Rashomon, I solicit the thoughts and opinions of others who have tread the same path as me, but (inevitably) they bring a different perspective. End result: you get twice the story. (I’ve successfully wrangled a “second voice”Continue reading “Rashomon Series: The Notebook – NOLA”