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Book Review: Dark Matter

Dark Matter is another book I requested for review thanks to Haley over at I Lay Reading. And much like Haley, I’m having trouble trying to write a review for this book without posting spoilers. So this review is a short one. Dark Matter opens with physics professor Jason Dessen being kidnapped, injected with something, and

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In defense of my Indiana home…

I grew up an hour north of Indianapolis. Bachelors from Ball State (ChirpChirp!) and masters from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!). I cheer on every major and minor sports team from my home state. I love our museums and our parks and being a tourist in my own back yard. I’ve lived and

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Book Review: Party of One

When I saw Party of One on the Blogging for Books “available for request” page, I became intrigued. Like most people who were teenagers in the early 00’s, I spent my after school hours glued to MTV and Total Request Live. Most of the time, Carson Daly hosted the show. But every once in a while,

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Join Me At TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers!

One of my favorite things about Gen Con is how much the entire city of Indianapolis gets into the spirit. Restaurants transform into geeky havens. There are game tables wherever you look. And local companies run events that might be of interest to Gen Con attendees. One event that I’m particularly looking forward to

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Creating a Functional Guest Room

Having a guest room has always been something I have mixed feelings on. On one hand, I want to open my home up to friends and family. On the other, I don’t want to sink money into a room that we won’t use. A common idea I’ve seen around the web is the home

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Book Review: He Wanted The Moon

Haley from I Lay Reading recommended He Wanted the Moon by Mimi Baird to me, and from the time I started to read it was clear why. He Wanted the Moon is part scientific narrative and part memoir. (Both are types of non-fiction I thoroughly enjoy.) The book chronicles part of the time

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We Are Orlando. Somos Orlando.

I believe in the power of words. I’ve been trying to find the right words to express my grief over the mass shooting, the worst in our history since Wounded Knee, at a gay nightclub in Orlando…. and nothing comes. The LGBTQ community has worked their collective asses off just to be seen as human.

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The Truth Is Not Out There

Fox has announced they’re bringing back The X-Files, a move I’m unsurprised by after the finale of the six episode special. And something that after watching those six episodes, I do not want. When I was a kid, I watched the X-Files with no lights on,dans la maison, hoping the smokey man

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Turns Out, I’m A CD Collector

A couple of years ago, I bought a turntable and rediscovered a love of music. The vinyl medium made me sit and listen to an entire record, in a way I hadn’t done since I was in high school. This was the reason, along with realizing how much money I’d spent on

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No, I Don’t Need “Meternity Leave”

Last week, Meghann Foye wrote a post for the New York Post website declaring her desire for “Meternity Leave.” Which is apparently a “vacation” to “find yourself” just like new moms get! As a childfree woman, Foye’s article makes me furious. First, Foye argues that only women need “meternity.” Which is incredibly