Month: July 2015

Nana

Her name was Bertha Mae Coombs, but we called her Nana. Sometimes we used to call her “Westbrook Nana” because we had another great grandmother we referred to as “Norway Nana”, but most of the time we simply called her “Nana”. Nana lived, for as long as I could remember, in Westbrook, Maine – right next ...

Friend Files #16 – Linsey Albrecht

Friend Files is a feature I’ve added to Away With Words, this being the sixteenth installment. Past installments appear under the “Friend Files” tag on my blog. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) ...

Cosplay Confessions: Brandon The Shapeshifter Cosplay

Cosplay Confessions is yet another monthly feature I’ve added to my blog. Every month (and maybe twice a month) if I can, I plan on featuring a different cosplayer and my interview with them, along with photos featuring their cosplay. This will not only be beneficial to the cosplayers themselves – because any publicity is ...

Why You Should Love Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

We all have our favorite childhood films. If you were a kid in the 1960’s, you may have really loved Mary Poppins or Jungle Book. In the 1970’s, maybe it was Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. In the 1980’s, maybe it was The Goonies or Little Monsters. You get the picture. There are always ...

Rediscovering Magic: The Gathering

I was introduced to a card game called Magic: The Gathering way back in the late 1990’s by my (now) ex-uncle Jason. Jason was, to me, a cool guy who introduced me to lots of awesome, nerdy things. He taught me how to play Warhammer and Warhammer 40K. He introduced me to Necromunda. He owned ...

Happy Independence Day

*NOTE: I originally wrote this on July 4th, but haven’t posted due to a busy work schedule. Better late than never, right? Today we in the United States celebrate our independence. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years visiting many places involved in the American Revolution. I’m almost finished writing a ...