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Favorites of the Season: Winter 2014.

It says a lot about how much being an accounting professional warps one’s mind that I kinda wanted to title this post “Favorites of the 1st Fiscal Quarter.” Fortunately I realized in time that would be… weird. 348 more words


Schrödinger's Sparrow

I’ve been stewing over The Sparrow since I finished it yesterday morning. When I closed the cover I could easily understand why this text has found a devoted following. 162 more words

Alien Evolution in The Sparrow

I’m within a hundred pages of the conclusion to The Sparrow, and the reader has just been let in on something I’m finding to be rife with interesting possibility: a planet where two species—predator and prey—coevolved into sentience. 54 more words

Sparrows and Stones

We all make vows, Jimmy. And there is something very beautiful and touching and noble about wanting good impulses to be true forever.

So begins a brief exchange in Mary Doria Russell’s…

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Review: The Sparrow

Mary Doria Russell’s 1996 debut The Sparrow is one of the most celebrated science fiction novels of my lifetime. For this reason, I almost didn’t review it; what could I possibly bring to the table? 616 more words


Restaurant Book Recommendations

Have you ever done something without thinking about it and then, after thinking about it, realize that what you did was incredibly awesome? I’m not trying to brag (I’m totally bragging), but I did something on a whim the other night at work that turned into a spectacular idea.  1,338 more words

Miscellaneous Musings

Cooking Cats (Dream)

My cat, Ebullience, had a slightly less heavy duplicate. I was attempting to put both of these cats on top of laid out aluminum foil in my oven. 590 more words

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