Art · Spirituality · Television

LOST in symbolism

The Season 6 finale of "LOST" featured a gargantuan statue of the Egyptian crocodile-headed god Sobek. Being fascinated not only with "LOST" but also Egyptian mythology (I even took a how-to-read-hieroglyphics course a few years back) I figured it must mean something. *Builds a mountain out of mashed potatoes* Sobek was worshipped in ancient Egyptian… Continue reading LOST in symbolism

Expatria · Istanbul · Marriage · Prague · Spain · Spirituality · Vampires · Wendy

Good Omens, Bad Omens

The year 2008, and so far six months living in Prague. Today is the first day the Sun has broken through the cloud cover and pierced the shield of this vampire city. I haven't written for ages, and I think it was because my last blog incarnation of The TripWire went stale and my ideas… Continue reading Good Omens, Bad Omens

Books · Horror · Vampires

In A Glass Darkly, by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, 1872

In A Glass Darkly is known as one of "the classics of occult fiction" and one of the first novels that portrays strange occurrences from an observer's detached perspective. When I was researching horror for my novel Terata Americana of the Raving Variety, I read numerous references to this novel, which is actually a collection… Continue reading In A Glass Darkly, by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, 1872