Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 October 2010
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This is exactly what you think it is: A list of 50 things that tickle my geek reflex. The scary part is that I could probably make 50 more lists like this one.

The Vampire Problem
Posted in One Million Watts on 19 October 2010
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I began to feel a dragging in the book as Bella anguished over Edward. When was she actually going to realize that he was a vampire?

A Dozen Reasons to Give Money to the Library
Posted in Seattle on 23 September 2010
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Seattle Public Library is always in need of operating and procurement funds, but rarely more than now. Use of the libraries is way up, and capital is way, way down.

Why We Tumblr
Posted in One Million Watts on 16 September 2010
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I resisted Tumblr for a long time because I saw it as little more than a coffee-table blogging service — all style, with no context or substance. I didn’t realize that were its strengths.

Going to the Library with Ray Bradbury
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 August 2010
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When Ray Bradbury’s wheelchair was pushed into the auditorium of the Los Angeles Public Library and situated next to me, I froze. I’m not fazed by rock stars, but authors are something else.

Excerpts from H.P. Lovecraft’s Yelp Page
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 August 2010
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After awakening from a troubled sleep infected with visions of demonic abstractions pitched at odd angles against an impossible landscape of stark horror, my sweet tooth hit.

Haiku You
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 August 2010
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The brevity of haiku is not only the soul of wit, but also the soul of a harried teacher’s week-long poetry unit. Too bad we’re doing it wrong.

Deep in the Novelization of “E.T.” is an Edgier E.T.
Posted in Things We Like on 3 August 2010
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The novelization of “E.T.” sold more than one million copies and gave fans a glimpse of the story that almost was. Is the world ready for a darker “E.T.”?

Have I Really Been on LiveJournal for Ten Years?
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 13 May 2010
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On May 5, 2010, my LiveJournal account turned ten years old. I completely failed to note the occasion — not even on Facebook, which is a big part of the reason I’m neglecting my LJ. Won’t do at all.

Things We Like: “Head,” “Infinite Jest” and Princess Leonilla
Posted in Things We Like on 1 May 2010
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Let us now praise a much-read, much discussed novel by David Foster Wallace, a relatively obscure portrait of a Russian princess, and a weird film by The Monkees.