Tag Archives: science

Ghostbusters, The Atlantic, paranormal civil liberties, and remembering Harold Ramis

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Like many comedy fans—or even anyone with a passing awareness of the past four decades of popular culture—I was saddened to learn of the passing of actor, writer and director Harold Ramis. I love Caddyshack, SCTV, and Groundhog Day, and I was fortunate to be steeped in all of the brilliance he had a hand […]

20 momentous events, happenings, releases and occasions from 2012

Because what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t offer up some kind of year-end list? These are the events, happenings, releases and occasions that left a significant mark on me in 2012: Oikos University. Aurora. Sikh Temple. Sandy Hook Elementary. A bunch of heroic nerds landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars. This […]

Princess Riot, or: Everything you always wanted to know about princesses (but were afraid to ask)

My three-year-old step-daughter wants to be a princess for Halloween despite her having already gone as one last year. We bluffed, “Okay, but you were a princess already. You can’t be the same thing two years in a row…” (Even though I was a widow’s-peaked blood-sucker like, 400 years in a row when I was […]