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I Like Bouncing

There’s an archive of the Billy Bounce comic strip at Barnacle Press. I don’t think all of the strips are there, and some of the scans are of poor quality, but it’s definitely worth a look. The comic is notable … Continue reading

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Go West of the Moon, Young Woman

As far as evocative names for stories go, you can’t get much more intriguing than “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” a Norwegian fairy tale. The phrase doesn’t make a whole lot of logical sense. I suppose … Continue reading

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

In classical mythology, most natural phenomena were either personified themselves or seen as the tools of a deity, if not both. The winds were no exception, and in Greco-Roman mythology, there were four of them. I’m no meteorologist, but can’t … Continue reading

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Bored in Hyperborea

In Greek mythology, it was said that the land of Hyperborea lay far to the north of the lands the myth-makers knew. The name means “beyond the north wind,” and it was regarded as being to the north of the … Continue reading

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