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.
Station Breaker by Andrew
Mayne.



currently watching
The Walking Dead  (AMC)
Fear The Walking Dead
(AMC)
Luther  (BBC One)
The Expanse  (SyFy)



currently surfing
Washington Post
BBC
NPR
PA



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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July 5, 2018:  incoming storm
July 4, 2018:  hatched Alolan Grimer and Sandshrew, and...
...evolved my first Alolan Sandslash.
July 3, 2018:  "Great Friends" level achived
July 2, 2018:  today's lab needle stick via back-of-hand
July 1, 2018:  Toys R Us finally closed forever
July 7, 2018:  3-hour Articuno Day event
Four out of five Articunos caught during afternoon raids, but none
were shiny.  Now have a total of eight Articuno
(mouseover top
pic)
in my Pokedex though.
July 6, 2018:  Two Year PoGo Anniversary: straw hat Pikachus
(top pic: Niantic)
July 8, 2018:  Shiny Squirtle Community Day + Napolese
Caught 68 Squirtles in over an hour at Artspark, of which six
were shiny - 11%
(above pics).  All 20+ pokestops were lured up
which produced continuous spawns.  Squirtle Squad was also
available.  Had tasty salmon and sausage pizzas for a late lunch.
July 12, 2018:  Body Slam Snorlax #2; 5 Snorlax now
July 11, 2018:  Mewtwo EX Raid Pass
July 10, 2018:  Opti-Park, Regice, and pizza in Gracie's kitchen
July 9, 2018:  mango sherbet & real mangoes
July 15, 2018:  Alolan Geodude, Graveler, and Dugtrio
July 14, 2018:  Alolan Diglett Artspark hunt
July 13, 2018:  wild, wild west side trip & biologic restart