And a Merry Finn-mas to All

Hello Bloglandia! A few ornaments made the ultimate sacrifice and my tree might topple over at any minute, but Finn McSpool and Tammie & David Beastie have proven their climbing skills to create their very own antic-filled holiday greeting to send to you. I'm not about to scale any trees, but I'd still like to … Continue reading And a Merry Finn-mas to All

A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)

That's right, Finn McSpool is back and he's not only ready to show off some local holiday cheer, but also the building that inspired my favorite location from my fantasy world of Osteria: Portland's Pittock Mansion (aka "the Solonian Palace"). I went hunting through my old blog posts, certain that I had covered Pittock Mansion … Continue reading A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)

Finn McSpool Wishes You a Nutty Christmas

Finn McSpool gathered some friends together to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, or maybe it's more appropriate to offer up a Nutty Christmas given his friends' primary occupations.... But wait, what's that lurking just out of shot to the right? Another nutcrackery buddy? Finn! That was supposed to be for Christmas Day!!! I should … Continue reading Finn McSpool Wishes You a Nutty Christmas

Giving Rather Than Consuming

After spending the past week persuading you to shop your hearts out at my Bookstore & Gallery, I now need to cleanse my capitalist soul by reminding you that there are other ways to celebrate the holidays that don't involve adding to your loved ones' collection of "stuff." Sure, there are useful gifts that we need and … Continue reading Giving Rather Than Consuming

And So It Begins, aka The Scariest Time of the Year

I hope all my readers from the U.S had a belly-swelling Thanksgiving and that everyone else had a sane Thursday that didn't involve putting up with any drunk relatives, kitchen disasters or hearing Grandpa Joe's stories over and over and over again. I'm taking a break from writing about writing today to share one of … Continue reading And So It Begins, aka The Scariest Time of the Year