Cover art for the novel Acceptance, featuring the word "Acceptance" printed over a pink, stylized owl.

What I’m Reading: Acceptance

Acceptance is the third and final novel in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy. The trilogy is reminiscent of a novelized version of the TV show LOST, complete …

A 10-week-old yellow Golden Retriever/Yellow Labrador puppy sleeps on his bacon pillow.

Meet Hank

Meet Hank. He’s a Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever puppy that my family and I will be raising for the next year as part …

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Hack/Doc’ing at Butler University

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Butler University has come and gone, yielding recommendations regarding adopting Moodle 3.0/3.1 and demonstrating that the new “competencies” module isn’t …

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Summer 2016 Reading List

I’ve compiled my summer reading list for 2016. As is normal for me, it’s dominated by space opera and military science fiction, …

Olaf, a black-and-tan German Shepherd, meets the Lafayette Leopard mascot

Olaf’s getting a trainer!

Olaf, the German Shepherd puppy that my family and I spent the last year raising for the Seeing Eye, has gone off …

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What I’m Reading: The Hundred Days

My slow voyage throughPatrick O’Brian’sAubrey/Maturin epic series nears its end with The Hundred Days, his 19th novel . The books are set in the …

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What I’m Reading: Sun of Suns

Sun of Suns takes place in an immense habitable Dyson sphere (or something like a Dyson sphere) inclosing the star Virga. A …