Review: Amberville

Amberville by Tim Davys My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is one of the top five weirdest books I have ever read. It takes place in a world of stuffed animals, but that has both almost no bearing on the story and is key to the main plot. What I mean is that it’s […]

Review: The Lives of Tao

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu My rating: 4 of 5 stars While reading The Lives of Tao I kept having this nagging feeling in my head that there was something familliar aobut this story. Then it hit me, it seems as though Wesley Chu was given the writing prompt, take Scientology and make […]

Review: Elantris, Part 3 of 3

Elantris, Part 3 of 3 by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well, I’m done. That is one heckuva first-time novel for an author. I have a feeling this Sanderson kid is going places. Joking aside, it was a well-done novel that leaves the world open for a slew of books in the […]

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wanted to read this book before talk of the TV show caused the plot to enter the wider zeitgeist and ruin it for me. I’m going to put any big spoilers in the spoiler tag, but this is a book from the […]

Review: Tithe

Tithe by Holly Black My rating: 3 of 5 stars Another book from that Humble Bundle that had a bunch of Simon and Schuster YA books. This book was OK. Not my cup of tea, but not bad. As I said in my status updates, Ms Black is pretty good at subverting my expectations. I’ll […]

Review: God is Disappointed in You

God Is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I was a kid I was a huge Bible nerd. I read The Picture Bible at least 5 times front to back (one of my first comics, now that I think about it). I’ve read MOST of the Bible a […]

2014 Blog Stats

WordPress sent me my Jetpack stats email for 2014. Here’s what they said: Post with Most Views in one Day 2014:  Using Digikam from the Point of View of a Lightroom User (10 Sept – 216 views) 76 New Posts 13 day streak – best streak Day of week with most posts? Wednesday (15 posts) […]

No, Florida, No.

Apparently my old stomping grounds of Ft Lauderdale have passed an ordinance making it illegal to feed the homeless. WTF, Florida? Anyone who is active in church should be fighting this with civil disobedience. They can’t arrest all of you!

Review: Zealot

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book has answered so many questions I had growing up reading the Bible. Assuming the acceptance of what the gospels said Jesus did- a lot of it is now put in perspective by understanding the world […]

Five Iron Frenzy and Reel Big Fish Concert in Silver Springs, MD

On 6 Nov I went to my 2013 concert. Because of time and money concerns, Danielle and I typically go to a maximum of two concerts a year, and usually just one concert. I was completely unable to resist seeing Five Iron Frenzy in their first tour since breaking up nearly a decade ago. I […]