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Museum Visit: Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama

Okay, this one’s kind of cheating. I volunteer here several times a month, so it’s not like I’m going in as a newbie. However, it’s a pretty cool place and it’s worth a visit if you’re interested in the area or any of the topics it covers. The museum focuses on 19th century iron making…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama

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Museum Visit: Disability Rights and Resources

Woohoo, new series! As a future museum studies/public history student and professional, I figured it behooved me to go out and spend some time soaking up some museums. I’m already studying and volunteering, but I’m interested in seeing the different exhibits both for my own enjoyment/education and to see how they’re being done. I’m hoping to do…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Disability Rights and Resources

Adult Fiction · Comics · Other Stuff

All My Batman Loot

Jeremy Defatta asked for pictures/descriptions of people’s Batman collections. So, I hauled out all my stuff and took a bunch of pictures, because that’s the kind of thing I do at 11:00 pm. I have a problem. (But seriously though, I didn’t go out and buy most of this stuff, it’s a venerable tradition to…… Continue reading All My Batman Loot

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Review: The Great Divorce On Stage

I’m a huge C.S. Lewis fan, and I’ve loved Max McLean’s stage productions of his stuff. I’ve driven three hours each way to Atlanta to see his The Screwtape Letters – twice. Tickets to The Great Divorce were part of a Christmas present from my mom and I’ve been looking forward to it for literal…… Continue reading Review: The Great Divorce On Stage

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Semester Review: History of Modern Japan

This course was a lightning-fast survey of basically the entire history of Japan, from a cursory tour of the islands’ prehistory up until the modern day. I learned a lot I didn’t know, not only about Japan but about the whole region. Things are different and strange, but not completely opaque — human motivations are…… Continue reading Semester Review: History of Modern Japan

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Semester Review: Science Fiction and Politics

This was a political science elective, taught by one of my favorite professors. (Among other things, we once had a three-hour car ride in the middle of the night and spent the whole time talking about Star Trek). The class basically consisted of watching a bunch of TV episodes and reading five books. We also…… Continue reading Semester Review: Science Fiction and Politics

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Semester Review: Fall 2013

I have to take exactly four classes every semester for financial aid reasons, and this time they were: Intro to Computers, American National Government, Science Fiction and Politics, and History of Modern Japan. Computers and Government were pretty basic and unremarkable. Sci-fi and Japan were quite interesting, longer posts will follow on those. It was…… Continue reading Semester Review: Fall 2013