The Nomadic Troglodyte

Writer Out West



The Right Time

The book of Esther is cherished by the Judeo-Christian tradition for many reasons. It describes the beginning of the Jewish festival of Purim, it depicts important aspects of the historic Persian court, and, in spite of not originally citing the... Continue Reading →

Musashi and the Parable

I remember having a long-standing and spirited debate with a friend of mine when I was only sixteen. Just a shot in the dark, here, but I'm guessing most sixteen-year-olds don't enter into deep theological arguments supported by Platonic logic... Continue Reading →

The one that makes you breathe

You know how when you're reading along and you come across a line that makes you put the book down and just breathe for a second? Not the emotionally charged scenes. Not the moment a character does something epically embarrassing.... Continue Reading →

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