Category Archives: Something Different

On the Scientist Salarian

Much like my thoughts on the USPS in The Walking Dead pilot, here’s a random thought about another piece of pop culture well past the point where it was probably relevant: So in Mass Effect 2 (the science fiction shooting-of-mans … Continue reading

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Local Politics

Local politics can be weird. Correction: local politics are like national politics in microcosm. Including all the weirdness. At the end of February, I attended a Public Safety meeting at City Hall in my town about the police buying a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

“You have to forgive people,” a friend of mine told me not long ago. I took issue. You don’t have to forgive anyone. At no point, no matter what happens, are you required to forgive someone for what they’ve done. … Continue reading

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Terrorism

I nearly lost my mother to terrorism. I didn’t, but it was close. I was 7 at the time, and didn’t understand it. It took me years before I really thought about it in terms of “Terrorism.” For a long … Continue reading

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Optimal Book Placement

I was reading a book my partner gave me. It was late in the evening, they were already in bed. We had been fighting a bit, nothing huge, but a bit. Still, I had promised the other day that I … Continue reading

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Lonely Books

I took a train this holiday season. I know nobody really takes the train anymore unless you live in a major city East of the Mississippi (in America at least). I quite like trains though, and so when the option … Continue reading

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Living Outside the Kingdom

Imagine, if you will, that you could build a human from scratch. Molecule by molecule, assembling each cell individually. Imagine if you could do this, and when the process was done, you had a viable human. A living breathing human … Continue reading

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One Star Soup Kitchen

I saw a one star review of a soup kitchen. The existence of such a review says so much before I even read the content. I didn’t question why the review existed, because of course it did. It is everything … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Political

So let’s talk about something terrible. Over the last week or so, I’ve seen a renewed concerned over a possible Muslim registry, especially in light of the ban on entry from some Muslim majority countries. Now this is horrible, and very … Continue reading

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In 48 hours, America will…

And from there I don’t know. I can not see the future. Part of me wishes I could, and part of me knows that is a terrible idea. I don’t like telling people who to vote for, for several reasons. … Continue reading

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