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Comic Review: X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first read the Dark Phoenix Saga (as individual comics) during college in the early 90’s. Given the release of the Dark Phoenix movie, I thought I’d re-read it to see any similarities. I’m not going to spoil either the comic […]

Review of The Naturalist

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne My rating: 3 of 5 stars The premise of The Naturalist was pretty cool – a computational biologist uses his unique skillset to create an algorithm that helps him find the likely location of bodies from missing people files. The writing was fair and the supporting characters are written pretty […]

Review: The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America – by Erik Larson Solid 4 Stars I read this book in anticipation of discussion on the relatively new podcast – No Dumb Questions which has been awesome. NDQ recently covered Ready Player One (in depth, and did a […]

What the Heck is Sugru?

Every once in a while I’ll come across something new as I’m looking for a solution to a problem. This is one of those cases and I thought I’d share my experience with you. Sugru – self-setting rubber for flexible repairs What is this stuff and what can you do with it? Sugru is a […]

The Intuos® Creative Stylus Review

There are a ton of products out there to help with the creativity process. Everything from pencil and paper to a high-end pressure-sensitive display with various creative apps exist. And they ALL work. It’s just a matter of finding what works best for you, but then also keeping that with you so you can get […]

Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Folks, This Ain’t Normal is an excellent exposition on what is wrong with our nation’s farming and food infrastructure system. If you participate in big agriculture (the industrial agriculture complex), […]

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