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
Anathem by Neal Stephen-
Quicksilver by Neal  
Crusing Attitude by Heather
Ready Player One by Ernest
Station Breaker by Andrew

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

currently surfing
USA Today

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

my almae matres
Indiana University
        (B.A., Political Science)
Ball State University
        (M.A., Political Science)
Kent State University
        (Ph.D. ABD, Political Science)
If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency.
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February 17, 2017:  Day 1 Gen 2 captures (so far)...
...including a Kingdra evolved using the new Dragon Scale item
only available randomly off pokestops.
February 16, 2017:  Toys R Us, Costco, and...
...and later tried out with Gracie all three Big Mac variations
(below): Mac Jr., Big Mac, and Grand Mac.
February 20, 2017:  Two-menu place & PoGo hunting twice
The Asian menu and the "regular" menu IYKWIM (above right).
Caught more Gen 2 earlier
(below middle), then later met up
with Sam at Broad Ripple Park.  Finally put my own Gyarados in
a Valor gym
(bottom pics) while Sam put in his new Scyther.
February 19, 2017:  Vulpix nest and new books
A fortunate happenstance that Holliday Park became a Vulpix
nest so that I could finally evolve a (Gen 1) Ninetails
.  Also added nine new Gen 2 to my Pokedex today (below
.  Later, Sydney and Gracie picked out their new books
from the bookstore
(bottom pics).
February 18, 2017:  New-Book-and-a-Toy Day again
Actually found a baseball cap that can fit my giant head at Think-
Geek.  It also had a cool embroidered Captain America-Hydra
logo on it.  Gracie picked out a Gravity Falls cap while Sam got
the elusive Chica.  Also tried Chocolate Shamrock Shakes.
February 21, 2017:  Omron Evolv & six new Gen 2 catches
February 25, 2017:  Mexican breakfast & evolved #181
February 24, 2017:  10km egg hatch, gym, and hat cage
February 23, 2017:  Teddiursa hunt & 3 new evolves
February 22, 2017:  weird nature preserve but only 2 captures
February 26, 2017:  Artspark + Johto Region catch & evolve