#RaceTogether

It seems like fads (like #TheDress) and jokes (like #RuinADateIn5Words) can be started, get a hashtag, trend on Twitter, make it into the Facebook sidebar, become a Buzzfeed listicle, then become a Wikipedia article and die all within about one infant sleep cycle.  (I’m starting to measure all time in infant sleep cycles, the most important unit […]

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Reasons My Son Is Crying

My son is nearing five months of age. He’s generally a really quiet baby; And so far, the things he cries about are truly cry-worthy from the viewpoint of a child under half a year with no understanding of object permanence: “Mommy and Daddy are gone, probably forever!” “I’m so hungry, and I’ll be hungry probably […]

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Leonard Nimoy

My family has always been a fan of genre fiction.  My mother is a fantasy fanatic and my father schooled me in the ways of science fiction.  The story of their first date (to see Star Wars in first run) is practically a family legend.  But some of my oldest memories are of the adventures of […]

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Frozen and True Myth

Spoiler Alert: This post assumes you’ve seen Disney’s Frozen. You have been warned. Clickbait sites love to compare popular movies to other popular culture.  “Avatar is the same as Pocahontas!,” they scream out on Facebook and Twitter.  “The Lion King is the same as Hamlet!”  “Robin Hood is jsut like Gladiator!”  “22 Jump Street is exactly the same as 21 Jump […]

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Art Fusion

My church is also an art center.  Famous local artists are headquartered there, and there’s a buzz about the art leading up to the open gallery night on the first Friday of each month. This month, a friend of mine and his wife are teaming up to put on a joint art show together.  The […]

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