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I write stuff…

With the hiatus from travel, I’m actually getting some things done around here, including blogging! I wrote a piece for Discovery Space News on hidden black holes and shared my experience as a skeptic on a ghost hunt over on…

A Toast to Hitchens

I woke up to the news that Christopher Hitchens has died. Well, that sucks. Controversial and ornery though he could be, he was also a superb writer, thinker, and pusher-of-boundaries. So, in his honor, I’ve dug up an old post…

“Dragon*Con is my Christmas…”

… says Derek Colanduno, director of the massive sci-fi/fantasy/geek convention’s Skeptic Track. “It’s other people’s Halloween,” quips biologist and evolution defender Eugenie Scott. Frankly, it’s a little bit of both. Not enough candy, mind you, unless you really enjoy Tuaca…

See you in Atlanta!

Hello, dear astronomy enthusiasts and friends and followers and encirclers… This month has been heavy on GET STUFF DONE, but I’m taking a much needed break this weekend for Dragon*Con in Atlanta. This is the East Coast’s biggest sci-fi, fantasy,…

Entertaining Skeptically

Brief paper-writing break to showcase my two favorite videos this week. First, Tim Minchin’s STORM has been animated and is finally available on YouTube! Seriously, let the whole thing upload, then watch high-def full screen. It is so awesome. I…