Interview with Dana Fredsti, author of ‘Plague Nation’

This morning I posted an interview with Dana Fredsti, author of “Plague Nation” and several other works up on Mind of the Geek. She’s hysterically funny, as her writing style would suggest, and… Continue reading

“Chicken Cock” whiskey. Seriously.

I think I may have seen everything. As a chicken owner, I receive a lot of chicken-related emails, tchotchkes, and just plain crap. (Literally and figuratively!) Nevertheless, when I see something chicken-related touted on… Continue reading

Thoughts on requiring science fiction in school reading curriculum

Amid all the Boston bombing-related news on Friday, news also broke of a West Virginia legislator who proposed legislation requiring adding science fiction content to existing compulsory middle and high school reading requirements.… Continue reading

Feeling ‘impatiens’ for summer color

Just as I was thinking it might be warm enough to plant my typical summer array of impatiens and coleus on my front porch, I discover the NY Times article discussing an outbreak of downy mildew… Continue reading

Awesome Con DC is almost here! Make your plans now!

If you’re still looking for something fun to do this weekend, don’t forget that Awesome Con is almost here! You can find out the best way to get gear for your costumes, challenge… Continue reading

Get your geek on at this weekend’s Awesome Con-DC!

Geeks and nerds in the DC-region should check out this weekend’s Awesome Con! Tear yourself away from the last of the cherry blossoms and come to the comic and pop culture festival being… Continue reading