Category Archives: Nerd Life

“Life Itself” Recharges Viewers with Passion, Intelligence and Nostalgia

Some weeks really are just harder than others. Frustrations at work, miscommunication with loved ones, respected celebrity’s suicides, bills and barking dogs next door. I hit a low at the end of last week and then bounced back quickly after

“Life Itself” Recharges Viewers with Passion, Intelligence and Nostalgia

Some weeks really are just harder than others. Frustrations at work, miscommunication with loved ones, respected celebrity’s suicides, bills and barking dogs next door. I hit a low at the end of last week and then bounced back quickly after

My First Podcast Interview! I Give Tips on How to Help Kids Choose Books and I Share Some Favorite Titles

It was my honor to be included in a podcast with this mission statement: “In this podcast, we share conversations with librarians, educators, and readers about the children’s books that can be bridges across our cultural divides…the books that can

My First Podcast Interview! I Give Tips on How to Help Kids Choose Books and I Share Some Favorite Titles

It was my honor to be included in a podcast with this mission statement: “In this podcast, we share conversations with librarians, educators, and readers about the children’s books that can be bridges across our cultural divides…the books that can

Arty FREE Things to Do In Houston This Weekend

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts offers free monthly Family Days with hands-on art projects for the whole family. Projects are designed for ages 5 and up, and can be enjoyed by both children and adults! Our next Museum Family Day will

Arty FREE Things to Do In Houston This Weekend

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts offers free monthly Family Days with hands-on art projects for the whole family. Projects are designed for ages 5 and up, and can be enjoyed by both children and adults! Our next Museum Family Day will

Textured Treasures From a Texas Shoreline

Untouched iPhone pics from a day at the Pocket Park on Galveston Island, TX, April 2018.

Textured Treasures From a Texas Shoreline

Untouched iPhone pics from a day at the Pocket Park on Galveston Island, TX, April 2018.

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5th – Nation Wide!

On Saturday, May 5th, almost every comic book store in America will be giving out free comic books, often five or more per person. This fabulous day comes once a year and is open and free for all! If you

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5th – Nation Wide!

On Saturday, May 5th, almost every comic book store in America will be giving out free comic books, often five or more per person. This fabulous day comes once a year and is open and free for all! If you

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

Update #2 on My Season of David Foster Wallace: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”

My season of David Foster Wallace continues with a dive into his collection of Essays and Arguments, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. As expected, each essay is packed with humor, philosophy, fabulous vocabulary and an undertone of

Update #2 on My Season of David Foster Wallace: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”

My season of David Foster Wallace continues with a dive into his collection of Essays and Arguments, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. As expected, each essay is packed with humor, philosophy, fabulous vocabulary and an undertone of