currently playing
Minecraft (PC & iOS)
Pokemon GO



currently reading
Cloud Atlas: A Novel by
David Mitchell.   
World War Z: An Oral
History of the Zombie War  
by Max Brooks.
Big Red Son by David Foster
Wallace.
Anathem by Neal Stephen-
son.  
Quicksilver by Neal  
Stephenson.
Crusing Attitude by Heather
Poole.
Ready Player One by Ernest
Cline.
Station Breaker by Andrew
Mayne.



currently watching
The Walking Dead  (AMC)
House of Cards  (Netflix)
Luther  (BBC One)
Daredevil  (Netflix)
Luke Cage  (Netflix)



currently surfing
USA Today
BBC
NPR



other interests
political psychology
British politics & culture
intelligence studies
temporal anomalies
quantum entanglements
many-worlds interpretation
logic & epistemology
scientific methodology
postmodernism
skepticism (not cynicism)
mobile computing
FPS games
Minecraft
nonsense (not foolishness)
bookstores
toys & gadgets
Lego
superstructures
Googie architecture
novelty architecture
steampunk conversions
off-world technologies
dogs
dark chocolate
sushi
tea



my almae matres
Indiana University
        (B.A., Political Science)
Ball State University
        (M.A., Political Science)
Kent State University
        (Ph.D. ABD, Political Science)
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May 19, 2017:  Porygon2 & Kabutops; 220 in my Pokedex now
May 16, 2017: Naked Chicken Chips & another spinner arrived
May 18, 2017:  Alien: Covenant premiere & Youmi smoothies
May 17, 2017:  Chikorita longboarding & biologic injection
May 20, 2017:  Alien: Covenant and Alien Japanese art
top pic: @CHMcConnell; mouseover top: Fox; above pic: Qi Baishi)
May 22, 2017:  walked 41 km for my Togetic; Pokedex #221
May 21, 2017:  Found the new Jolly Rancher(!) Pop-Tarts...
...with Frosted Cherry tasting a lot like Cherry Jolly Ranchers.  
Frosted Green Apple was tart whereas Frosted Watermelon
tasted just like the usual Pop-Tarts Watermelon.  Other apple
flavors that we've tried include
Caramel Apple and Apple Strudel
(mouseover above).
May 23, 2017:  800 km in PoGo & a Wienermobile spotted
May 24, 2017:  Long John's fish fillets then chirashizushi later
May 27, 2017:  4 months since Chewie went to doggie heaven
May 26, 2017:  rheumatology day & Wienermobile's still here
May 25, 2017:  MCL cafeteria today & back in 1967
(vintage postcard: Les Anderson)