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Welcome to my blog. This “Blog” category is the catchall for all of this site’s content and I set it up for easy navigation. It’s unlikely that any single person would want to read each of this site’s posts in order of publication but this makes it possible.
It’s hard to sum up The Summoning Grounds blog in a nutshell. I’m just an average person who happens to enjoy nerding out on cooking, reading, running, hiking, and philosophy. As such, this site is an amalgamation of my thoughts and (mis)adventures and even the occasional recipe. Don’t worry, I promise to keep the recipe posts brief and include a button to jump straight to it. Nothing is worse than reading about some long backstory of some random person’s grandmother’s garden in Germany when all you want is an idea for marinating a steak. Right?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Last year I wrote about my take on Otik’s Spiced Potatoes original recipe. That was before I realized that Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Michael Witwer would be publishing Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook. Even when I learned of its publication, Otik didn’t enter my … [continue reading]
Reading Time: 6 minutes On the toxicity of unrequited love In order to speak more about Gollum’s fall, I first want to bring up a poem by one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s contemporaries, W. H. Auden. (Tolkien and Auden died within a month of each other in September … [continue reading]
Reading Time: 2 minutes What if we missed Aesop’s point in The Fox and the Grapes? Convention holds that the titular fox of this fable walked away from his snack and declared the grapes sour only after he couldn’t reach them. I haven’t read every fable from Aesop that … [continue reading]