My Wife is My Hero

(Written 8/19/15 and scheduled for later.)

There’s a song that was composed by Danny Weissner for an IGN podcast called “The World is Saved”. It resonates with me because, as fellow gamers will recognize, there’s a huge satisfaction that comes from finishing a great video game.

The same can be said for books. I finished reading All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness the night I began writing this.

I remember in an undergraduate writing class being confronted with surprise when my protagonist was a strong woman. Why would an average white male (or somebody with the appearance as such) have a strong woman as his protagonist? What could he possibly know about women that would allow him to actually pull of writing her in such a way that he would do her justice?

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Zoo 2015 – Sweet Sleeper

While we waited for the rain, Thunderer napped, oblivious to the rain or the bird show being cancelled.

We made our way to the entrance bathrooms, where she continued to enjoy napping in my arms.

It was hard to not nod off myself while holding such a sweet, warm, little baby girl.

-FF

Snakes On a Zoo Trip (2015)

The cat lady there was animorphed for her own protection. 😉

What they’re petting tentatively is a hognose snake, and learning about it. I was holding Thunderer at the time so I didn’t really get to listen too closely.

Instead I distracted her with the rare “squirrel” (okay, not really rare :p ).

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