Book Review: Nation

Posted on December 15, 2008 - Filed Under Books, Everything and Nothing | Leave a Comment

As a Gaiman, Wolfe, and Tolkien fan, I’d always meant to try something by Terry Pratchett, but it wasn’t until Cory Doctorow’s glowing recommendation of his newest novel Nation that he finally made it onto my radar. And he’s going to stay there a while. If you’re a fan, you probably bought and happily devoured […]

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One Day for Human Rights – One Signature to Make a Difference!

Posted on December 10, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing | Leave a Comment

If you know me personally, or are acquainted with the articles I’ve written for this site, you’ll know that I’m pretty nonpolitical, and for good reason. This issue transcends partisan politics and any administration. If you take a look at just about any news site, you’ll see examples of human rights abuses every day –  […]

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Blackbird: An African-American Internet at Last?

Posted on December 9, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing | 1 Comment

Yesterday, 40A, Inc created quite a stir in the online community with the release of the Blackbird web browser – an African American web browser. Yes, you heard correctly. An African American web browser. Like Flock, it’s a customized version of Firefox, featuring, among other things: A scrolling “Black News” feed A “black search engine”, […]

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Vay Kay in the Sunshine State Part 1: We See Sea World by the Seashore!

Posted on December 8, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography, Travel | Leave a Comment

A little less than two weeks ago, I got to escape the bone-chilling cold and rain of the Wicked City for some fun and sun in Orlando, Florida. Would you believe that their autumn consists of many picture-perfect 70+ degree days, punctuated with only a few chilly evenings? If you couldn’t guess, I had a […]

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My Tweetabix Interview!

Posted on December 5, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing | Leave a Comment

If you can’t tell from the giant, curious-looking bird on my sidebar, I love Twitter. Not only is it loads of fun broadcasting my random thoughts on the internets, it’s a great way to brainstorm and swap ideas with people you’d never otherwise meet. The Twitter community itself is deliciously diverse, and Richard McKay is […]

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Book Review: An Evil Guest

Posted on December 5, 2008 - Filed Under Books, Everything and Nothing | 1 Comment

If you’re a Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan and you haven’t heard of Gene Wolfe, all I can do is shake my head – from Book of the New Sun, to The Wizard, to his many short stories, you’ve been missing out on some of the best genre writing out there. But perhaps even more intriguing than those […]

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The Lazy Photographer: Vacation Pics Without Breaking a Sweat!

Posted on December 3, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography | Leave a Comment

Taking vacation photos presents some unique challenges. On one hand, as an aspiring photographer, you want more than simple snapshots – you want memorable pictures that convey the joy of being there. On the other hand, You probably don’t have Richard Branson’s bank account, and unlike the great Ansel Adams, you don’t have the convenience […]

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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom or: How Sickening (literally) Vacations Can Be!

Posted on December 1, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing | Leave a Comment

  As the sun went down, and the lanterns around the park came to life, I should have realized that the soothing Florida heat would not last forever. Still, I planned to be back in my room before the worst of the night’s cold, and so I ventured out, clad only in a green polo […]

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Vay Kay in the Sunshine State: Prologue

Posted on November 27, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Photography, Writing | 1 Comment

At 4 AM, my alarm unceremoniously summoned me to the world of the waking. As I massaged my eyes, willing my legs to come alive, I asked myself: “When you’re unemployed, isn’t every day a vacation day?” I was going to indulge the writer in me, writing a protracted monologue about going on vacation, taking […]

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Short Story: Memories of Hazey Jane

Posted on November 20, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Writing | Leave a Comment

I won’t try to speak for all writers, but sometimes I do think that story ideas are literally a dime a dozen. Most days they invite themselves over, emerging from the recesses of your mind, making themselves home in your consciousness while you’re doing something else – reading another book, watching a movie, listening to […]

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