The best thing about YA literature is that it doesn’t muddle itself in its language. It’s an accessible genre–though that’s really not the right word for what it is–which is why it surprises me that not everyone takes advantage of it. One of the best feelings in the world is picking up a book and being able to get its meaning because the author didn’t decide to be coy about it.
Continue reading ““Words Were Different When They Lived Inside You:” Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe””
Before reading this book, I had no idea that Teddy Roosevelt, sometimes loved, often times hated POTUS, really liked to save the remains of the animals he hunted.
Continue reading “Teddy Roosevelt: Apparently Super Into Taxidermy (Darrin Lunde’s “The Naturalist”)”
I, a person with ZERO training in tech, was able to get into a writer’s account because I knew the general arrangement of passwords that the CMS spits out.
This is not a post about books. (My next review is most likely going to be about Darrin Lunde’s “The Naturalist,” which is about Teddy Roosevelt and unrelated to this.) This is a post about password security and The Odyssey.
Continue reading “An Open Letter to People Who Write and Work for the Odyssey Online: Change Your Passwords NOW”
When I am being active and not running or climbing mountains, I ride bikes.
Continue reading “Schwinns”
I haven’t said anything about what happened in Orlando because I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of words I wanted to use. And then, a friend linked me to this incredibly callous and homophobic Odyssey article, and I kind of figured out something.
Continue reading ““Am I Acting How Christ Would?”: A Response to “A Christian’s Response to the Orlando Shootings””
“NOS4A2” is another one of the books I bought on sale at Barnes & Noble and put off reading for about a year (possibly longer) after buying it.
Continue reading “Christmas in July: Joe Hill’s “NOS4A2””
Frequently, I see a lot of people take umbrage with the fact that there are companies and persons out in the world who would rather pay artists for their time and effort in “exposure” rather than actual money.
Continue reading “Unpaid Writing Opportunities”
A couple of weeks ago, I saw “The Nice Guys,” and while this isn’t a review of that movie (I’ll probably write that at some point in the future), it did get me thinking about the roles of preteen girls and where they stand in movies.
Continue reading “Action Kids”