Category Archives: Pop Culture

Thinking about death, the legacy we leave behind, and David Bowie’s Blackstar

I had the occasion to spend some time this afternoon with a friend who, in spite of serious ongoing health issues, is launching a new social venture intended to bring resources to third-world farmers. When discussing his decision to launch something incredibly ambitious at this point in his life, when his heart is only functioning […]

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I just finished my first novel in well over a year, and I’m taking the night off

It took me about over a year, but I finally finished Stephen King’s 849-page Kennedy assassination time travel thriller 11/22/63, and, to mark the occasion, I’m taking the night off to binge watch the eight-part adaptation on Hulu. For what it’s worth, I’m not adverse to reading. In fact, I read a lot. I’m a […]

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As I’m somewhat new to football fandom, can someone help me out with something?

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Who would you like to see return on the new Star Trek?

With the news that Star Trek will be coming back to network television in 2017, I’ve got a qestion for you. Of the following, who would you most like to see come back from the original series? The Gorn Captain: Abraham Lincoln: The Horta: Gary Seven: The Mugato: Balok: Korob and Sylvia: And, yes, there […]

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Considering a career in alternate universe Love Boat fan fiction

Not too long ago, my friend Mike White turned me onto Love Boat Insanity, a Tumblr account dedicated to the exploration of alternate universe Love Boat passengers. It’s not only hilariously funny, but it’s got me thinking seriously about picking half a dozen or so of the individuals who have been proposed thus far, and […]

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