Christmas far from home

Christmas far from home

For the past few years, I’ve been spending Christmas in unfamiliar places; this one will be no different. Most of the time, I have no idea how people in that place spend Christmas: what are the Christmas decorations available and will they cost an arm and a leg just like everything else, when do they … Continue reading

I like Thanksgiving the most

Of all the American traditions, I probably like Thanksgiving the most. I don’t fully understand the fuss, but that’s mostly because I don’t have the same warm fuzzy memories of families gathered around turkey and casserole, and the miles of driving/flying it took to make that happen, even for just one night. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

Skyfall falls flat

Skyfall falls flat

I don’t understand how Skyfall got such good reviews at Rotten Tomatoes. We saw this in the theater–it was either this or Argo–and I wish we’d seen Argo instead. Pros: Daniel Craig is hot, check There’s some sort of credible plot going on in there M’s acting was good as expected Cons: That villain is just laughable … Continue reading

Review: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

Here’s another book I reviewed over at The Christian Manifesto. I have to say, nerds intrigue me: people who like science, math, technology (and not just for Facebook), and talk with a whole vocabulary I’m unfamiliar with. It’s more interesting to converse with them than with people on the same wavelength, but I can’t do it … Continue reading

Review: The Rook

Review: The Rook

I recently reviewed The Rook by Daniel O’Malley on The Christian Manifesto. If you’ll read the Amazon reviews, you’ll be 100% convinced that this is the perfect weekend read. I must be weird, but I just couldn’t get into this book. I tried to be as diplomatic as possible in listing the reasons, without minimizing my … Continue reading