Stuff & Nonsense Blog

Small Coastal Towns

Remember those compare and contrast essay questions we used to struggle with all through high school? They were a favourite of teachers and I suspect still are. I’ve been forced to think about this form of essay question because by coincidence I just read two short story collections back to back and feel compelled to … Continue reading Small Coastal Towns

The Perfect Chariot

Once again I am astounded at what I don’t know. This realisation resurfaced as I’ve been reading some Norse Myths, skilfully retold by Neil Gaiman (2017). My knowledge of the mythology of this region has been woefully inadequate. Before this new retelling came out, everything I knew (or thought I knew) basically began and ended with … Continue reading The Perfect Chariot