We’ll miss you, Terry Pratchett

  As most of you have probably heard, Sir Terry Pratchett (an author whose works I dearly loved) passed away yesterday, March 12th, 2015.  He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, and managed to fight it, while continuing to write best sellers.  He called it his “embuggeration.” I greatly admired Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, he was knighted) not just …

Smartwatches: Are they worth your time?

So, I got a smart watch a few weeks ago after much debate with myself over what to buy, and whether or not I actually needed the thing to be “smart.”  I ended up with a Pebble, and so far, it’s pretty freaking awesome.  If you’re looking for a bulleted summary of this review (and don’t feel like reading about how I …

PSA: Into the Woods is a musical

This isn’t really a review post–I just wanted to make sure everyone knows: Into the Woods is a musical. Why do I feel it’s important to point that out? This is the preview I saw for the movie: There are a few other previews out there that definitely show people singing, but this is the one I saw in theaters …

Politics are ruining the world, so can we quit it already?

WARNING: What follows is a bit of a political rant, but you should read it anyway. Don’t worry, I threw some humor in there. There are those who would claim that politics are a necessary evil, but I say that’s bullshit–no evil is necessary. Let me explain what I mean . . . Merriam Webster defines “politics” thusly: “activities that …

I felt trapped, but in a good way: Lock In book review

So, I finished Lock In by John Scalzi the other day, and thought it time to write a review. The book’s all about people that were afflicted with some sort of neurological virus that prevents people from having voluntary control over their bodies. They’re aware, but unable to respond in any way. You can check out the review on the …

Let’s fight for true gender equality, shall we?

I’m going to attempt to write this blog post without sounding like a misogynistic pig, so please attempt to keep an open mind.  To that end, I’ll start off by saying that I’m a firm believer in gender equality. Men and women should have equal rights, and I have never understood how there has ever been debate on this issue.  …