Castalia House

The Last Closet: A Reaction

December 19, 2017 xewleer 1

Do buy it. Link here After I read this sordid history concerning the life and times of Walter Breen and Marion Zimmer Bradley through the abused eyes of their daughter, Moira, I spent time in […]

Art & Music

There’s no Force upon the Earth

September 8, 2017 Ben Zwycky 2

It’s my wedding anniversary today, here is this year’s poem/song. This one was a bit of a rush job to produce after coming back from DragonCon, so is a little less polished than I would […]

Superversive Verse

We Celebrate Another Year

August 26, 2017 Ben Zwycky 2

It is my wife’s never-you-mindth birthday today, here is this year’s poem/song: We Celebrate Another Year We celebrate another year Of your treasured presence here On this day, we’d like to say How much you […]

Superversive Verse

The Greatest of These

December 31, 2016 Ben Zwycky 0

As we approach the end of an eventful year, and the start of a new that promises a number of big things in the near future, I could make the standard wish to you all […]

Politics

One Child

November 28, 2015 Ben Zwycky 5

“One child is enough for you, the rest you will discard. It’s in our nation’s interest; this choice is not so hard.” A parent’s pure delight is turned into a source of woe, As they […]

Superversive Verse

Fourteen Years a Hero

September 9, 2015 Ben Zwycky 0

It is my wedding anniversary today, and this is this year’s poem (my wife actually forgot it was our anniversary until I told her the poem was ready last night, so there are some bonus […]

Superversive Verse

When Seventy Has Called Upon

May 18, 2015 Ben Zwycky 0

Over the weekend I was in England at my parents’ house. On Friday we flew in to surprise my mum for her 70th birthday, with further surprises including a massive party the next day in […]

Superversive Verse

Risk

May 5, 2015 Ben Zwycky 0

What chances will a young man take when love seems on the line? Write to a complete stranger, take on a risky climb, Share all his deepest secrets with a girl he’s got to know, […]