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Review: Profane Fire at the Altar of the Lord by Dennis Maley

This piece was originally written for the Manhattan Book Review. Set in Europe at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation and spanning multiple countries, Profane Fire at the Altar of the Lord has all the trappings of a promising historical novel: colourful characters, courtly intrigue, and religious conflict. Despite an interesting premise, po... Read more

Thoughts on my 1A courses at uWaterloo

Above: My first term class schedule in Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy at the University of Waterloo. CHEM 120 TUT and CHEM 120L took place every other week. I took these classes in Fall 2017. While I don’t think the content/structure of these courses will have changed much, the textbooks and required materials may be differen... Read more

Review: Krakow by Sean Akerman

This piece was originally written for the Manhattan Book Review. Akerman’s latest novel is a story about the end of a story: Krakow documents, with the frankness of two people who believe they are writing things nobody else will read, the slow disintegration of a two-year relationship that everyone around them long saw coming. Akerman makes an... Read more

Review: Clytemnestra's Last Day by S. Montana Katz

This piece was originally written for the Manhattan Book Review. Clytemnestra was a queen of Greek legend best known for murdering her husband Agamemnon, together with her lover Aegisthus, upon his arrival home from the Trojan War. Following on the heels of similar reinterpretations of ancient Greek heroines such as Alcestis: a novel (Katharine... Read more

I'm back!

Hey all, I’m back!! I’ve found, over the years, that whenever I try keeping a journal or blog I jump too enthusiastically into it for a number of days or weeks, and soon I get exhausted and abandon it. Usually I delete my old entries, but for this one I didn’t, which must be a sign, right? Maybe this attempt is the one that sticks. Every time I... Read more

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