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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


Gonna be in France the last two week of April to see my brother, who's doing a semester abroad in Lyon. (And cutting a swath across Europe - weeklong Stockholm/Berlin/Milan sightseeing trip here, four-day Parisian weekend there, quick jaunt to Monoco, tickets to Wimbledon...) I did, in fact, ...

never too late / to sum up 2008

First off: 2008 in books! It's so not a coincidence that most of the books and most of the reviews come from the first half of the year. I've read lots of novel-length fanfiction in the last six months, if that counts. What I said over there goes double over here: if I ...

quick post before running for the doors and job # 2

Wrote a book review for last month's bibliophages: I also ended up reading I, Claudius and Claudius the God for this round -- the second mostly during the long car ride back from Montreal -- made me extremely nauseous but it was worth it. The theme this month is ...


Passing along the word from Zentronix: For many states, the voter registration deadline is SATURDAY, October 4 or MONDAY, October 6th. Click here to check your state. Briefly exchanged comments with during the VP debate here and here. I am not personally in the "every time Sarah Palin speaks I want ...

bibliophages "religion" theme

I didn't manage to write up a post for this round, but I did manage some comments on Tari's (excellent) discussion post: One Two Three Also written for this round: A review of The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis.

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. ...
July 15th 2012
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6-years-too-late review of disposable teen comedy, John Tucker Must Die

Saw this with M. It's really not too bad... if you ignore the ending, aha. Especially the casting for John Tucker is good: at first you are like, what do any of these girls see in this guy? But by the end you are like, hmm, ...


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