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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

US Interventions in Latin America Reading List

Promised a friend ages ago I'd upload the course reading for a seminar I'm in this semester, US Interventions in Latin America and the World. I'm still working on that but in the meantime here are my impressions of the non-electronic reading. Overthrow : America's century of regime ...

Things to do if I ever become a professor, part 1.

Professor Israel must be cackling to herself right now, because Regeneration by Pat Barker is more homoerotic than any other piece of published fiction I have ever read. I wonder what the rest of my (90% male) class thinks of this book -- I mean, not only are ...

assorted topics, but this time no lists

On second thought I can sum up everything I really want to say about A Suitable Boy in one paragraph: A Suitable Boy is full of memorable characters (I even remember all of their names, and that never happens.) But if I were Lata, I would not have chosen the ...

two-point lists

This blog has become popular for no reason *I* can see, so I thought I'd at least update. Now with 1000% more two-point lists! Two remakes to see in 2006 for completely different reasons 1. Scorcese/DiCaprio/Damon remake of Internal Affairs 2. Bollywood remake of Fight Club Two novel-length AU fanfics 1. Bleach Triad AU ...

Happy Legal Drinking Age to me

Woke up today with a small but completely legal hangover. Happy Friday 13th, everyone! And a happy legal drinking age to me. *toasts* Suikoden IV The promised long-ass RPG. V, you were completely write about this[1]. Somehow I am still playing and have made it to the recruitment ...

June 23rd 2019
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We bought a house

Two bed one bath, 15 year fixed rate mortgage with 20% down, the whole adult package :) Not something I ever thought I'd be saying... Some pictures behind the cut because it just looks so awesome and I'm proud that we got such a sweet deal, can you believe ...
January 1st 2013
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My 2012 In Review

I didn't write much this year - or not much fiction anyway. I wrote my masters thesis, and though it could have been much better I am content with the way it came out.  In nonfiction land, I signed on as a contributor to The Hooded Utilitarian. Though I don't have ...
November 12th 2012
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Big Bang @ Prudential Center, 12/9/12

As promised on tumblr. This is very long, so I apologize in advance. ^^ BTW, I'm sitting in a cafe in New Brunswick next to someone using "Fantastic Baby" as a ringtone, and it turns out she was also at the show on Friday. Small world! The New York ...
September 12th 2012
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I turned in my master's thesis. It's kinda weak - I wrote the conclusion in 24 hours including searching for supporting references - but it's a personal milestone for me since it's the longest thing I have ever finished, more-or-less on time. It's 50 pages without references or appendixes (but ...
July 19th 2012
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Olympics, etc.

I am so totally out of the Olympic loop - though I heard there's an outdoor screen at the Castle Museum gardens in York that's doing public screenings of Olympic events, so I might go to that. I missed the torch when it passed through a few weeks ago. ...


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