I’ve been away a while. I’ve spent way too much time on social media, looking at the train-wreck that society has become. We went from, “We’re all in this together,” staying home to flatten the curve, posting slacktivism videos of singing “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” to protests, riots, and trying to […]
There are a lot of folks out of work right now. Thankfully, the enhanced $600/week unemployment on top of your usual amount of $200-$400ish a week is doing a darn good job of making a lot of folks whole, and then some. Many people are effectively getting a raise out of the $600/week enhancement. Because […]
This will probably be my last pandemic themed book review, and it’s a good one. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson is the granddaddy of dystopian YA literature, originally published in 1975. It’s about a neighborhood of children, led by Lisa who struggle to survive after all teens and adults on Earth […]
In case you’ve been living under a rock, N95 masks are one of the more effective face masks to wear for preventing the wearer from getting COVID-19 or to prevent spreading the disease if you already have it (hopefully unknowningly if you have it). Lately on social media, folks have been shaming people who use […]
For the third review in my pandemic series, I took a look at 2000’s The Hades Factor by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds. This was Ludlum’s 4th-to-last book before his passing. There was also a TV miniseries in the mid-00s and possible plans to reboot the show, setting it in the Bourne cinematic universe. It […]
A while back, I blogged about the evils of MLM “business opportunities” (scams) and why they’re so toxic. Ethan Vanderbuilt recently linked to a Yahoo Finance podcast called Illegal Tender which is now doing an MLM series and interviewing women who have been taken by these scams. It’s worth checking out.
With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) panic sweeping the globe, I thought it was worth revisiting The Immortals by Tracy Hickman. Hickman writes almost exclusively fantasy, so this dystopian tragedy tends to stick out in his bibliography. I first heard about it on his Dragonhearth podcast back around 2007 when he and his wife Laura released a […]
I’m not a member of the LDS (Mormon) Church, but I’ve been accused of being one of several occasions. Maybe it’s because I’m so friendly and clean-cut. I’ve got nothing against Mormons either. They’re some of the nicest people I know. Some of the best authors and doctors I know are Mormon. Most Mormons are […]