The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third Tarzan book in a long series, wastes no time in getting its plot underway. Immediately we’re informed that Rokoff, a dangerous enemy from the previous novel, has escaped prison and is perhaps planning revenge on the Ape Man. Soon enough a letter comes informing Tarzan […]Read more "‘The Beasts of Tarzan’ and the Burden of Fatherhood"
This is part of an ongoing series about fatherhood as I prepare to become a dad. The previous post can be found here. Early on in the pregnancy process, I had to come to grips with a hard reality: I needed to pull more weight around the house. Before the little life began in the […]Read more "Turning into Dad: The Servant Side"
After recently self-publishing a book of poetry, it awakened in me the desire to try and write poetry more often (as opposed to a handful over a decade). One poem I wrote shortly after President Trump’s election was the one below. People all over social media bewailed how unsafe they felt, whether rightly so or […]Read more "Poem: Unsafe"
A few years back I bought an old copy of Homer’s The Odyssey (not to be confused with Adventures in Odyssey) because I felt like I should. It’s a classic, after all, and I should read it. Also, it was only 50 cents. But since that time it sat on my bookshelf unread. I tried once or […]Read more "When Daddy Gets Home in Homer’s ‘Odyssey’"