Category Archives: Nerd Life

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

NASA @ My Library: Thursday, February 20, 2018 at Aldine Public Library 4-6 PM

Have you heard of the NASA @ My Library program? The Harris County Library System won a grant that allows for several libraries through the system to hold programs with materials from NASA. Each branch will have slightly different events.

NASA @ My Library: Thursday, February 20, 2018 at Aldine Public Library 4-6 PM

Have you heard of the NASA @ My Library program? The Harris County Library System won a grant that allows for several libraries through the system to hold programs with materials from NASA. Each branch will have slightly different events.

Valentine’s Day’s Darker Side: Vinegar Valentine’s

As long as there has been love there has been jealousy, regret, contempt, and frustration. What better time to express these emotions that overtake you than on Valentine’s Day? Since 1840 a sprinkling of these negative messages can be found

Valentine’s Day’s Darker Side: Vinegar Valentine’s

As long as there has been love there has been jealousy, regret, contempt, and frustration. What better time to express these emotions that overtake you than on Valentine’s Day? Since 1840 a sprinkling of these negative messages can be found

What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Jason Reynolds and Glen Weldon

As a long time fan of Jason Reynolds, it has been a sheer delight to watch his star rise over the past year. My first introduction to Jason was with his book My Name is Jason. Mine Too. It’s a

What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Jason Reynolds and Glen Weldon

As a long time fan of Jason Reynolds, it has been a sheer delight to watch his star rise over the past year. My first introduction to Jason was with his book My Name is Jason. Mine Too. It’s a

Current Musical Obsession: Bad Bad Hats

Bad Bad Hats have one EP, which came out a few years ago one full-length album, Psychic Reader but I didn’t hear them or about them until I had the opportunity to see them live as the opening band for

Current Musical Obsession: Bad Bad Hats

Bad Bad Hats have one EP, which came out a few years ago one full-length album, Psychic Reader but I didn’t hear them or about them until I had the opportunity to see them live as the opening band for