Fair warning, this site is in constant
construction and will be updated and improved on as the
whim strikes me, and/or when I successfully reach the
end of a quarter.
I'm putting a variety of things here... some
semi-professional writing work I've done, some writings
I did for my own pleasure, some papers I wrote during
my long and sordid scholastic career (which is still
on-going), some zines I've written for the defunct
APA The Wild Hunt, its successor APA
Interregnum, and the long-running APA Alarums &
Excursions. I have often used my papers for zines,
so don't be surprised at any overlap.
Welcome and, I hope, enjoy.
Religions & the Bible:
Some essays on the bible from a literary/historical
viewpoint, and on various religious beliefs.
and morality: Speculations on a few
questions of morality.
movements: A few essays on various
subcultural movements, and some reviews of articles and
books in the same vein.
theoretical interpretations: The
kinds of papers that accumulate after a lot
of anthropology classes. ;-)
subcultures: Some of my most
enjoyable and interesting-to-research papers are
here. There's also a small section speculating on my scholastic misadventures
ends: Where everything that I'm not
sure of goes.
Library: This page is where I get
to effuse about all the interesting books I've read --
as well as comment on a few... less absorbing ones. I
also have several good quotes
From here you can find The Page of Neat Gaming Ideas
that Never Made It. I've also put up all my zines for
the APAs The Wild Hunt, Alarums & Excursions,
and some gaming-related art.
if you want the quick tour through my site, click on
the "Laughing Collie's Favorites" icon below. It links
several of my papers that I was particularly proud of
or particularly moved by, and when you're done it will
bring you back here. Just so you know, there are five
finals papers or essays to read, and some of them are
quite short. Enjoy, and let me know what you think.
A small page with random bits of site
information... there's not much there currently, aside
from an alphabetical listing of my papers. Also, since
I've been fortunate enough to receive complimentary
letters from many nice folks, I wanted some way
to say thanks publicly to them. I made up a Collie's Bestiary
Letters Page to do just that. Should you wish to
discuss anything I've written, please feel free to e-mail me!
(or click on the mailbox below) -- I'm always
interested in communicating.
Also, it's always a thrill when folks help support
my site. If you'd like to do so, may I encourage you
to purchase books through the below link to Powell's? I
have a partnership relationship with them, as the most
user friendly, least corporate web bookstore. Just type
what your search query is into the white rectangle on
the left of the red Powell's box, and hit return.
Alternatively, if you're feeling a burst of generosity,
feel free to give in to it and use the Paypal button
instead. It'll take you to the paypal website, and my
email address is collie at pobox.com. You'll receive
really heart-felt gratitude beamed to you across the
me: which contains my holiday
wish list for all my amusedly exasperated and/or
stymied friends and family, the oft-demanded links page, my page with
the information as to why I
chose the runes I did for my index subjects above,
just below my laughing collie graphic, as well as my humor pages... and of course,
the requisite photos for you
folks that simply MUST have visuals. ;-)