No Big Deal

    So, Mr. Sulu is Gay. I don’t mean George Takei is Gay. His very out personality has been enriching pop culture for — well, as long as I’ve been alive.  Literally.  Oh my! No, I mean the character, Hikaru Sulu is Gay.  According to actor John Cho in an interview with The Hearld Read More…

Mystery and Fiction

    The crew over at Writing Excuses spent the month of June exploring “elemental mystery”.  That is, mystery understood not just as a bookstore genre like the murder mystery, but as a fundamental building block of almost all stories.  Their discussion is well worth listening to — in fact, their whole series, running since Read More…

Welcome to the all new Alexwashoe.com

      A new site, a new beginning. Some people might remember that I used to have several blogs: Books and Beasts, which focused on book reviews, Birdland West, which was about birding and wildlife, plus a space for personal reflections on whatever caught my (admittedly scattered) attention. It’s been a while since any Read More…