SOPA, PIPA, and Censorship. Oh my!

  If there's one thing I hate, it's censorship.  Not the kind where parents tell their kids not to listen to explicit lyrics or that they can't watch R-rated movies.  The kind where the government or another organization attempts to stop the free-flow of ideas and creativity under the banner of doing what's right and [...]


The one thing I love more than anything about Halloween is my wife. Two years ago today, she promised to put up with me for the rest of her life. What a scary prospect, right? Guess we couldn’t have picked a better day.

Long Time, No See

Hi, there, guys.  Remember me?  I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t, to be completely honest.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve done this, you know?  I just looked at the blog’s archives for the past year, and I see that since August I've only blogged a dozen times. That's just unacceptable. I used [...]

In Defense of Pop Culture

My wife and I recently gave a presentation at that served as an introduction to pop culture studies for students who may have never thought critically about the field.  As we brainstormed ideas, gathered sources, and picked TV clips that illustrate the best parts of our chosen field, we realized that our presentation had to [...]

Religion in Science Fiction

Very often science-fiction writers treat the ideas of religion and spirituality as being quaint at best and harmful at worst.  Characters who believe in a higher power are often ridiculed for their faith, for not supplicating themselves before science as being the be-all/end-all. There are exceptions to this tendency; however, positive religious SF stories are [...]