Alien is awesome. It is one of my favorite movies.
Hey, you! What’s your favorite dinosaur?
Outrage! Dr. Seuss Banned! There is a brilliant piece of manufactured outrage burning through America this week. The company that manages the Dr. Seuss estate is removing six of his books from print; And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled EggsContinue reading “Banned-I-Am?”
A few months ago I wrote a post Dinosaurs Are Awesome, and I am following it up here with Space is Awesome. When I was little, I was into space. When I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, the default answer was always astronaut. As most childhood interests do, thisContinue reading “Space is Awesome”
I recently finished the first season of Ted Lasso, and it is one of my favorite new shows. I bought a new phone last year (well, new for me. An iPhone 7, not an iPhone 11 Pro. I couldn’t rationalize the literal 20x price for essentially a fancier camera) and it came with a subscriptionContinue reading “Ted Lasso’s Relentless Optimism”
Here’s a quick review of all the comics/graphic novels I read in February 2021: Bitch Planet (Vols. 1-2, Issues 1-10) by Kelly Sue DcConnick and Valentine Del Landro. This is a science fiction comic book series set primarily on a women’s prison on a distant planet, Auxiliary Compliance Outpost. In this setting, the world isContinue reading “February 2021 Book Report – Graphic Novels”
Here’s a quick review of all the fiction books I read in February of 2021. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. This is a decent horror book by Dan Simmons. I loved some of his other books, the Hyperion Cantos, Ilium/Olympos, and The Terror are amazing books. This one is merely good. The story revolves aroundContinue reading “February 2021 Book Report – Fiction”
Here’s a rundown of all the nonfiction books I read in February 2021. I’ll do separate post for fiction and graphic novels. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander This book changed the way I look at the world. I highly recommend this. It lays out in coldContinue reading “February 2021 Book Report – Nonfiction”
During the pandemic, I’ve taken up rowing with a certain degree of intensity. A million years and almost as many pounds ago, way back in the time before kids, my wife and I had started doing Crossfit. One of the things I liked at Crossfit was when rowing was part of the WOD. We’ve hadContinue reading “Row 10k/Day Experiment”
I’ve started drawing caricatures recently. I have a gallery of caricatures on blog that you can check out here. I am still learning and trying to improve on these. They are fun to do, and it’s interesting to try to walk the line between exaggeration and still having the drawing read as the person itContinue reading “How To Draw A Caricature”