Status Updates

In addition to my main blog, where you might find posts that take over ten minutes to read, I also have a microblog where I post shorter updates and share links, pictures, and videos.

Was Saruman a Cunning Linguist?

We’ll never know what Galadriel thought of Saruman’s silver tongue, because what happens in Lothlorien stays in Lothlorien.

Technology Didn't Make You Lonely

If people would rather hide behind screens than interact with you, the screens might not be the problem. Blame yourself first.

Sometimes a Joke Can Kill

You might think it’s just a joke, but sometimes jokes take on lives of their own and become deadly serious.

X-men comics panel

Colossus on discrimination (X-Men: Years of Future Past #1)

Like a pie in the face, the joke is never as funny when the joke’s on you.

A Taste of Bitter Memories

When I was a kid, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a punishment food, something you got stuck eating if you came to school without lunch money or a bagged lunch – or had them stolen from you. Any kid seen eating PB&J at school when I was growing up was fair game for bullying.

I would go hungry at school rather than admit I didn’t have lunch or money to buy lunch, but I don’t mind eating PB&J sandwiches now because they’re cheap and filling. They’d taste better without the memories, though.

Test Micro-Blog Post

This is a test micro-blog post that should get rendered with Jekyll on my status page and syndicated using an Atom feed. With any luck it will be compatible with the project that Manton Reece is pushing on Kickstarter.