Greetings from DC!

I guess I should say greetings from Reston, VA, since I actually haven’t been to DC yet this trip, and won’t until tomorrow.  I think that’s a big discovery on this little fun/fact-finding mission; this is a big area, and a lot of people who live in the outlying areas don’t really go into theContinue reading “Greetings from DC!”

The End of Everything followed by a zombie apocalypse: Book/movie review

Recently, I’ve discovered a love for apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic entertainment, which are not oxymoronic terms, though one might think so.  I’m not sure when it started, but from The Walking Dead to the Divergent youth fiction series, I LOVE all that what-happens-when-the-world-is-ending/has-ended stuff.  I think the dramatic situational tensions and moral questions are awesome toContinue reading “The End of Everything followed by a zombie apocalypse: Book/movie review”

Another excuse to use the word “penultimate”

Last Thursday, I used “penultimate” to describe my next-to-last interview on our local NPR affiliate, and discovered that using such a word gets attention.  So naturally, I have to use it again. I also have to write down this day, because it’s been pretty overwhelming. I’ve had a summer cold for almost a week now,Continue reading “Another excuse to use the word “penultimate””

Technology is rad, y’all

I don’t like to use the word rad very much, because it feels like I’m trying a little too hard to be hipper than I actually am. But I have had some rad experiences thanks to technology these last few days. Oddly, this all became clear to me today as I found an offer onContinue reading “Technology is rad, y’all”

Whom do you envy?

It seems like every conversation I have these days inevitably includes some variation of “So, what’s next for you?” When I say I don’t know, the follow up is obvious: “Well, what do you want to do?” That’s the interesting question, and I’m still figuring it out.  It’s a bit like a wrestling match inContinue reading “Whom do you envy?”