My Bookish 2016

As it turns out, 2016 was an exceptionally bookish year for me. According to my Goodreads stats, I read more books in 2016 than any year since I’ve started keeping track (though, not more pages – 2013 has 2016 beat by about 350 pages). But my year in books page only tells part of the book story. Sure, you … [Read more…]

Accuracy, Honesty, and Political Fact Checking

pants on fire

A couple articles have recently been making the rounds about which politicians are the most honest. Using data acquired from PolitiFact — the political fact-checking institute owned by the Tampa Bay Times – American News X has now run two opinion pieces by Charlie Barrel on the topic, and they have both gone semi-viral among the … [Read more…]

Spoiler-Free Star Wars VII review

I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday with a theater full of fellow fanatics, and it was pretty awesome. Over the last few days, I’ve been thinking about it and talking with people. As quite a few people still haven’t seen it yet, I’ve had to tailor my conversations somewhat so as not to provide … [Read more…]