Solstice Hike

On the solstice, aka World nude Hiking day, it was a 103 at my home. Hiking was not an option in that weather. I drove up to one of my favorites, Grade Valley, off Lockwood Valley Road, SW of Frazier Park. Much to my dismay, it was still too hot at 5000 ft. On my…Read more Solstice Hike

Liebre Mountain Truck Trail

Liebre Mountain truck trail is a trail that is no longer suitable for trucks. Storms from a couple years ago left a large number of washouts and the forest service simply can't afford to repair them. It is suffering a fate similar to that of Warm Springs road/Templin Highway. Soon the damage will be so…Read more Liebre Mountain Truck Trail

Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude Where We Are Least Alone

Number 3 here on my forbidden love playlist. Yosuga no Sora is often considered borderline hentai for its controversial treatment of sibling sex and unusually graphic imagery for a television series. When I ran the title through the Google translator I got "wounded sky" after going through various options, most of which gave me no…Read more Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude Where We Are Least Alone

Kuzu no Honkai

I guess we can call this part 2 of the Forbidden Love Trifecta. The last anime I talked about was about student-teacher love, Kotonoha no Niwa, and so is this one. I suppose there are more than a few in this genre but I'm looking at examples of forbidden love that both take the topic…Read more Kuzu no Honkai

The Most Beautiful Anime Ever Created: Kotonoha no Niwa

Complete and total spoiler alert!   "I now think that I was learning how to walk then, as well. One day, once I'm able to walk a far, far greater distance, I'll come for you." The Garden of Words,  Kotonoha no Niwa.  Directed and edited by  Makoto Shinkai.  Animated by  CoMix Wave Films. Forty-five minutes of perfection. Shinkai…Read more The Most Beautiful Anime Ever Created: Kotonoha no Niwa