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some days, you find yourself in the Mirror Universe

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:00:35 +0000

Have you ever walked into a meeting, and found yourself extremely confused, firmly entrenched in the Mirror Universe? Yeah. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, hoo-boy. Thank Spock I already have facial hair…

RIP, Ursula K. Le Guin

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:00:14 +0000

Crap. I haven’t read nearly as much of her work as I’d have liked, and that’s something I look forward to rectifying soonly. I’ve never had the chance to meet her at a con, but very eloquent folks who knew her have said wonderful things in remembrance. Of particular note: John Scalzi’s remembrance in the … Continue reading RIP, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Laddie Wha Lived

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:00:19 +0000

It has been making the rounds that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been translated into Scots, but I feel compelled to share here as well given how excellent this development is. I mean, seriously, BEHOLD: New translation of Harry Potter into Scots One could read it aloud in a think, Scottish brogue (as … Continue reading The Laddie Wha Lived

Zika of late

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:00:14 +0000

I had the pleasure of giving a Grand Rounds presentation to Sinai’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology yesterday on the Zika virus, focusing on what we’ve learned about it since it’s emergence in this hemisphere in 2016, things of importance that we haven’t figured out yet, and what lies ahead for Zika as a threat … Continue reading Zika of late

Amon Amarth: Mobile Video Game

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:00:30 +0000

So, there now exists a reasonably solid, if short, mobile 8-bit platformer app that is essentially an excuse to give your eyes and hands something to do while your ears bask in the audio glory of 13 of Amon Amarth‘s best songs converted to delicious chiptunes. Brilliant. So good, you guys. So good.

the conference roll for 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:00:34 +0000

The roll call of conferences and conventions I intend to attend in 2018, either whole or in part: New York Toy Fair ~ New York City ~ February 17-20 GAMA Trade Show ~ Reno, NV ~ March 12-16 Academic Internal Medicine Week ~ San Antonio, TX ~ March 18-21 Origins Game Fair ~ Columbus, OH … Continue reading the conference roll for 2018

The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:00:45 +0000

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. AGAIN. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a … Continue reading The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin

Hey, You Guys, We Totally Own A Game Store

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:00:08 +0000

Last year, Laura and I joined as business partners in the Family Game Store, located in the Historic Savage Mill in Savage, MD! As board game enthusiasts, we have been shopping there for a number of years, and decided to take the plunge into the fascinating, and sometimes tumultuous, world of board-gaming small business. It’s been, … Continue reading Hey, You Guys, We Totally Own A Game Store

Cmar is also… Cancer Management and Research

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:00:02 +0000

In which I will continue to note all things “cmar”… the journal Cancer Management and Research describes itself thusly: An international, peer reviewed, open access journal focusing on cancer research and the optimal use of preventative and integrated treatment interventions to achieve improved outcomes, enhanced survival and quality of life for the cancer patient. That … Continue reading Cmar is also… Cancer Management and Research

On Roughly Speaking 340: The Rise Of Superbugs

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:00:38 +0000

Dan hosted me on Roughly Speaking to give my Top 5 list of the germs to watch in the coming year, many of which (I hope) will not cause much excitement: 5. Influenza 4. Zika 3. Ebola 2. Multi-drug resistant bacteria 1. ? the next big plague we don’t know about yet? Bonus: HIV Listen … Continue reading On Roughly Speaking 340: The Rise Of Superbugs