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August 3, 2012

(A post from the archives)


In 2008, when I decided to move to Iowa, I got a lot of strange looks from people. "Iowa?" they asked. "What's in Iowa?" For me, it was one of two grad schools where I was accepted, the other being Colorado-Boulder. The Linguistics department...

May 12, 2012

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Today, May 12, 2012, marks my last day of military service obligation. Eight years ago, I became a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. [Actually, it wasn't until May of 2014 that I was formally discharged.]

Growing up, I alw...

April 1, 2012

(A post from the archives)


I learned this week that a friend of mine from college died. He was an F-15E pilot deployed overseas. His name was Dee Imlay.

I've been pretty affected by this loss. All week, in times of quiet or meditation, my thoughts would wander to Dee,...

March 16, 2012

(A post from the archives - the first in a 10-post series)

(3.5 hours under the needle)

On Wednesday, Mere and I headed back to Crossroads for my first session with Steve. I've written about my first big tattoo, so this is really the continuation of that. I cannot belie...

March 7, 2012

(A post from the archives)


My current comic book renaissance began in March of 2011. It's midterm week again, and I remember reading Essential Punisher 1 while giving out midterms last year. Since then, I've read a lot of comic books.

Aliens Omnibus 1, 2
Aliens v...

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