Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

His Royal Majesty Speaks

It appears that unbeknownst to me I have in fact been destined for greatness. Like Sigurd, Arthur, and Aragorn it is my fate to be a ruler over men.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
His Highness Richard the Unusual of Greater Sodbury
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"Strange women lying around in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. I mean if I was to say that I was an emperor just because some moistened bink lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!"--Dennis


Xindaeltal said…
Rick once again you astound me. I have not attained sufficient gnosis to understand what the meaning of your poem and how it relates to my blog on my life as of late.
Ithilwen said…
Has someone thrown a sword at you lately? ;-)
Eccentric, am I? lol. Very nice. :-D
Rick said…
You've always been eccentric, and you've become even more so since Luther was born. (Aunts are always weird). And you married Dale. ;)