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Thanks for viewing my profile! I am a college administrator that currently works in housing a private university. The main purpose of my job (other than providing a safe and comfortable living environment for students) is to capatilize on the benefits of living in community living situations by challenging students to develop into citizens that … more

reviewed House of Suns. September 13, 2010
House of Suns
The amount of space outside our solar system is nearly unfathomable. When you think about the fastest traveling spacecraft humanity has ever built travels at 50,000km/hr (meaning it could travel from …
reviewed The Death of Superman. February 15, 2010
Death of Superman
In 1992 DC Comics killed off the superhero who brought comic books to their glory days. In a similar fashion, the death of Superman brought thousands upon thousands of new readers to the genre since Superman …
reviewed Convertibles in Hawaii. October 03, 2009
You can't deny a convertible in Hawaii!
I just got back from a week long trip to Oahu, Hawaii. I must say, I don't think I have ever had a better consecutive seven days in my entire life; but that is neither here nor there. The point of …
reviewed Justice League: Cry for Justice 2. January 27, 2011
Justice League: Cry for Justice 2
Justice League: Cry for Justice issue 2 continues in the same fashion of issue 1 with several stories getting some face time with little resolution or direction to the overall storyline. For the most …
reviewed Justice League: Cry for Justice 1. January 26, 2011
Justice League: Cry for Justice 1
The mini series, Cry for Justice, reflects a wonderful theme of heroics and what the obligation of heroism entails. The comic starts off with a collective meeting of super heroes including Hal Jordan, …
AmazonBasics Anti-Glare Screen Protector Film for
I've never used a screen protector before so I can't really compare to others or complain about features that may or may not be standard across all screen protectors. This review is solely the impression …
reviewed The Chopin Manuscript. March 01, 2010
The Chopin Manuscript
I always loved the game growing up where one kids started a story and then each person in the circle would continue it and take it in whatever direction he or she pleased. Such is the Chopin Manuscript, …
reviewed Death of Superman. February 15, 2010
Death of Superman
In 1992 DC Comics killed off the superhero who brought comic books to their glory days. In a similar fashion, the death of Superman brought thousands upon thousands of new readers to the genre since Superman …
reviewed Daemon. February 14, 2010
Daemon has an irresistible premise: upon the death of computer mastermind, Matthew Sobol, a computer virus type is released that wreaks havoc on the technology based world. Spread out (unknowingly) over …
reviewed Deadhouse Gates: Book Two of The Mala.... February 11, 2010
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Having been utterly amazed by the world building and utterly disappointed in the story telling of Gardens of the Moon, I started Deadhouse Gates. Had it not been for the epic world building and the positive …
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February 15, 2010
Thanks for the friend invite, I look forward in talking to you more in the future!
July 12, 2009
I have read all but...three Hugo nominees, with the execption of a James White novel back a long time ago that I have not been able to find (although I believe it was actually a novella). The three I have not read: To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer Little Big by John Crowley (own a copy) The Many Colored Land by Julian May Well, I take that back. I do have Anatham by Neal Stephenson and Little Brother by Cory Doctrow sitting on my TBR pile which are this year's nominees. Have you read Charles Stross? He is such a big hit bit I really don't care for his books.
July 12, 2009
That's incredible. Do you typically agree with the winner out of each years nominees? I always pick up ones that I find at half price books, and have a stack of them still unread...

I have not read any Charles Stross, although every time I see an entry on him at the Orbit Books blog I get interested, but not enough to go anywhere. His books sound interesting, but not grab it immediately interesting.

I haven't been reading much lately because I just adopted a puppy and he has been consuming my time where I have to constantly supervise him instead of laying on the couch reading!
July 12, 2009
I think the winner for me tends to be hit and miss. I probably disagree more than I agree with the winners, but it's probably close to even. That is funny -- I have a new puppy too that is taking up all my time!
July 12, 2009
What breed? Mine is a Labrador/Golden Retriever.
July 12, 2009
French Bulldog. If you read that really long post on my profile page comments, you'll see the travails I've been through with her.
May 19, 2009
Hey man! Glad to see you are enjoying Lunch. You've posted so many great reviews and I am STILL trying to get through them all. Have you read any from @tbrucia yet? I think you'll dig 'em!
May 19, 2009
Hey Ross - Thanks for touching base. I appreciate the feedback on my reviews. I have seen a couple of tbrucia's reviews. I'll take another look.
May 03, 2009
Hey @plantsandbooks, I just switched apartments and am living back in the midwest again, but I am still taking your recs on fruit-fly-eating plants!
May 04, 2009
Ahh... the good ole Midwest. My wife and I are looking to move out of the Midwest this summer (not that we don't love it, because we do!). You should check out these plants for easy to grow, fruit fly devouring plants: Drosera adelae and Drosera capensis. If you are looking to purchase them cheap, you can visit FlyTrap Shop. I should do a review of that vendor one of these days because his shipping is excellent, as is the price and quality of plants.

Good growing!
May 18, 2009
You're moving out of the midwest? But why? I used to live in Topeka, KS and now am in Chicago. Ahh, like an old shoe. Thanks for the site rec. I will check it out for sure.
May 23, 2009
I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, so we might have been neighbors at one point! I now live in Kansas City (on the Missouri side by five miles). I hope you were (and still are) a Jayhawk fan! Actually now it seems we will probably be staying for another year.
May 25, 2009
I'm sure we must've been neighbors; I lived in Topeka for a good six years back in the late '90s. Although sorry, I know absolutely nothing about sports. All my high school friends are KU fans, though. Well, if you're ever in Chicago, I can recommend lots of great restaurants for you and your wife.
May 25, 2009
I will take you up on that! My aunt lives in Lewisville or Lewisberg... Can't remember, but it is a suburb outside of Chicago. She used to live in Dayton (I think!).
April 15, 2009
sllllooooowly making my way through all your reviews! Awesome contributions!
April 15, 2009
Ha! Thanks for the kind words. I was backposting a lot of reviews over the weekend from Amazon. There are plenty more that will be coming in the next few weeks. I'll try and stagger them out just for you!
April 15, 2009
LOL I appreciate it... especially since I **just** made it back to #1 for the week and you're closing in on me!!!
April 15, 2009
lol. As they say in the big leagues: "Game on!"
April 15, 2009
Also- Wayne's World.
April 15, 2009
Haha. Touché
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