Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sunday in the park with a reluctant dog

Laika on a walkWhile the debate about when spring actually starts, yesterday, Easter Sunday, was a truly lovely day. We decided to take a much needed break from work and go for a walk. And we decided to take Laika with us. Continue reading

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Hamster Thoughts for a Sunday Morning

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Olivia Munn and The Threat of the Fake Geeks – Paging Dr. NerdLove

Cliff Breczinski accused Olivia Munn of being a fake geek girl and of appropriating nerd culture. Why are we inventing new boogeymen to “oppress” nerds?

This is a long read, but well worth the time. It points out how everyone is looking for someone to hate, to pick on, or otherwise make feel bad for some reason. In this case, it’s the love of geek things.

Source: Olivia Munn and The Threat of the Fake Geeks – Paging Dr. NerdLove

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A Most Unholy Architecture: Six Devil’s Bridges | Atlas Obscura

Source: A Most Unholy Architecture: Six Devil’s Bridges | Atlas Obscura

Bridges are such wonderful devices, liminal transports from one side to another. Here’s a look at 6 which can take you from wherever you are to a fantastical place found on the outskirts of your imagination.

For me, I now have more places to see before I die.

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Review: Nim’s Island

Nim's Island
Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

To be perfectly honest, I bought this book when we found out we were pregnant. The baby was no more than a speck at that point but I figured I should start getting books for the little one. And I’d seen the movie so this seemed like a safe bet. Continue reading

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What’s close?

You are hereSo this is a cool thing. This link – Nearby – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – will return a Wikipedia search of what’s near your current location. Mostly, I’m posting to be able to find the link again when I’m traveling. How great would it be to find something new and exciting… and just around the corner!

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Review: Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a fascinating book. To admit something horrible, not only had I never read the book before, but I’ve never seen the Hitchcock film, either. Closest I’ve come is Throw Momma from the Train which is a far cry from Highsmith’s original novel. Even the film seems to stray quite a bit from the original text. The original text, though, might be worth a revisit in cinematic form. Continue reading

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DAVID • Think: Lost Vegas

12771717_1124871884213535_7200590651424076490_oThis month’s cover story features my thoughts on the Vegas that was and might never have been. I’m proud of this piece, I think I did a pretty good job.

What do you think?

 

 

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