tooling around: unlikely adventures require unlikely tools

I just watched a movie. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Mind: blown. Let’s take this little bit o’ script referring to a wooden cube Mr. Magorium gifted Mahoney, the young, “stuck” manager of his wonder emporium. Mr. Magorium: That’s why I gave you the Congreve Cube.[Read more]

but happiness, like a disobedient spirit, refused to come

He had performed all the necessary rituals, spoken the words, lit the candles, made the sacrifices. But happiness, like a disobedient spirit, refused to come. –Lev Grossman, The Magicians If all the trying, coaxing, and summoning can’t bring happiness, try taking a deep breath & letting out something crazy. Like[Read more]