Made of Honor and Hollow and Twisted Romance

Tonight, I took a short study break that turned into a rest of the night study break because I turned on a movie- one that I had never seen before in its entirety- Made of Honor. It was interesting and entertaining, but it left me thoroughly unsatisfied, and hopefully this will explain why. The first … Continue reading Made of Honor and Hollow and Twisted Romance

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Percy Jackson and Returning to a Simpler Time

If you’re familiar with the Percy Jackson series (either the original 5 or the Heroes of Olympus), I would hope that you recognize their ingenuity. It’s rare to find a book that reimagines an older story both so directly and so originally. While the target audience is certainly more towards middle and high school, I … Continue reading Percy Jackson and Returning to a Simpler Time

The Benefits of Manual Labor: Doing My Own Brakes

My dad has a saying that any sufficiently advanced form of technology is basically indistinguishable from magic, and I think that this is particularly true of cars. Many people, particularly women, have the notion that any tinkering with such a magical chariot must be left to the professionals. How does anything in there run? I … Continue reading The Benefits of Manual Labor: Doing My Own Brakes