IHST – On the Invention of Birds

  When I was about 11 or 12, I got a pet bird for Christmas. She (or he, we never did get the gender sorted out) was a bright green and yellow budgie. I named her "Quiver." A short while later, we got another pet bird, a blue and white budgie I named Mr. Bluebird. … Continue reading IHST – On the Invention of Birds

IHST – What’s Satire?

Today's "In His Spare Time" is a bit different, starring national patron saints as opposed to angels. Originally, I brought in the patrons to enable me to take a jab at politics. Today's patron saints are St. Joan of Arc (France) and St. Patrick (Ireland). Sam is an original character I created to be patron … Continue reading IHST – What’s Satire?