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A Serial Look at Sad-Town

S-Town, the new This American Life and Serial mini series, unfurls like a true crime investigation but soon morphs into a long and complex story about a man and his community. This American Life reporter Brian Reed is called down to Woodstock, Alabama, by an eccentric antique clock restorer, John B. McLemore to investigate a…

I Went to a Protest Once

As disappointed in the election results as I was, I was pissed when I first heard about the several anti-Trump protests across the country. I thought it was childish, petty, and further eroded the faith in the election process. After Trump and his supporters spent weeks talking about rigged elections, were these protesters any better…

More on Dragons

I’m so tired of talking about politics, but I can’t stop. I’ve been seeing a lot of lashing out on the interwebs about people who voted for the wrong candidate (e.g. white people, women, minorities), at the Democratic party, at Hillary Clinton. Vanity Fair even had the gumption to draw a line between Jon Stewart’s…

So… About Trump

Today is a sad day for half the Americans who voted, and it is a great day for the other half. And for everyone who could have voted and didn’t, you can just shut up and sit back. I am in the sad group. I had certain hopes and dreams about my country, and the…

Updates

I wrote this post on July 17 on my phone while taking a very long walk, and then I sat on it for almost two months hoping I’d change my mind.  Hello, I am going away for a while. I just don’t enjoy writing reviews like I used to. I’ve known this for a while…

Idle Thoughts: Hello, Grief! And Robert Louis Stevenson

A former colleague’s father recently passed away. I heard about it today, and realized with a chill that no one that I’ve known has died in years. I wanted to reach out to said coworker and offer my condolences, but worried that it would be awkward since we didn’t work closely together and when I…

Friday Favorites (12/4/15)

First a bit of housekeeping. I got an email a few weeks ago asking if I was going to review the Fargo TV series, and I didn’t respond because I didn’t really know. Fargo is definitely on the list of shows to watch, but that list seems to grow by the week. The short answer…

August 2015 Favorites

Things have been in a bit of a transition. I just wrapped up a huge project at the beginning of August, and am starting a new one in fits and bursts. It feels akin to ending a relationship. Suddenly, you have unfilled hours and a semi-cluttered mental space. I am not so good with goodbyes.…

2014: Year in Review

I have to be honest here. This started off as a list of favorites, but ended up being a reflection of what I’ve been reading, watching, and listening this year. I’m just not an enthusiastic enough person to have a top five list that isn’t peppered with qualifications. If there is an overall theme, I…

Elliot Rodger, Voldemort, and Carl Ebling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4LkrQCyIz8 54% of the people who read this blog are men. That’s why I opened with Louie CK. Since there is no Game of Thrones episode this week, I might as well talk about feminism, feminists, misogyny, and misogynists…and He Who Must Not be Named, Elliot Rodger. A female friend pointed out something to me…

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