A few hours south of Tirol in Austria lies another Tirol. Südtirol in northern Italy. Südtirol is home to turquoise lakes, rustic pizzerias and the famous Dolomites mountain range. A sprawling expanse of peaks in the Italian Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temptation of exploring a new region was too hard to resist, so […]
It’s Frankenstein Day! An interesting read on the creator and story of a great classic.
Today is Frankenstein Day, which, with International Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Butterscotch Pudding Day (both September 19: “Arrrr, Matey, pass the puddin’!”) ranks among my favorite made-up holidays.
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus was born Aug. 30, 1797. At the tender age of 19, amidst a succession of dark and stormy nights in a Swiss castle, she was visited by what she described as a “waking dream.” It was this grim vision that she fleshed out into the gothic tale of a creature cobbled together from corpses and animated by a wildly brilliant and short-sighted young inventor.
The horrors of their subsequent lives — the monster rejected and reviled, his inventor driven by guilt and grief to hunt the creature to the ends of the earth, that he might destroy it — have enduring moral and spiritual relevance: What does it mean to…
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If you’re like me and have retired from the overnight relays or if you’ve thought about trying a relay, but want to test it out on a smaller scale, check out the 4th Annual Gorgeous Relay running on Sunday, September 18th. Less hassle than an overnight relay, teams only need one van and 2-6 runners […]
I find that inaugural events typically fall into one of two categories – providing a good experience with a few minor hiccups or trying really hard with some significant hiccups. It’s HARD to plan, manage, and deliver a race. It’s even harder when it is the first jump into the racing scene. I personally know that challenges […]
Below are seven stories about the outdoors, outdoor apparel, hiking buddies, bodily transformation, body image, abuse and sufferfests.
This is from Swissmiss.com. Something to keep in mind if you are photographing people. Ideal portrait photography is around the 65-85mm effective range is generally considered the most natural. Play around with different zoom lengths and see what a difference your can make with your photos. Camera Lens Impact Next time you have a photoshoot you might […]
by A.G. Young There is no doubt that no matter where you are in your writing journey, you have faced self-doubt. That you probably still feel it. Whether each time you sit down you feel it like a shadow creeping in on you, or after you find yourself published you wonder if it was a […]
Spike! He’s all adult-y! I knew he’d be back. Last year we had some rather interesting initial indications of his presence (made known in particularly impactful style to one Marshal Dillon Dingle). And then, early one morning he made his little, juvenile self known. He posed for a few pics to boot and even ended up on […]
IT’S ALIVE! is an imprint that specializes in bringing great comics, many out of print for decades, to new readers. IT’S ALIVE! has partnered with IDW Publishing to make these wonderful books available to you. However, the imprint’s founder and editor, Drew Ford, is still responsible to come up with the funds to publish each […]