All in Nerd Stuff

Death

Two weeks ago, we shared some classic storytelling from Rizzo. It only seems far that I share some of things I've written long ago. I recently came across the 1993-1994 Sterling Middle School Literary Magazine. It contains lots of work from many of my friends, which I'm happy to share. For now, take a look at this awful poem from me with art assistance from my friend Coby Toland.

Creation vs Consumption

As you probably didn't notice, it's been quite some time since I've posted a blog. It isn't writer's block, although I'm sure that has a part in the process. At least some could call it a form of writer's block. It is more just a matter of changes in my life resulting in less time for writing and the desire to consume instead of create. Let me give some details.

Electoral College, Part III

By the end of this week Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. The discussion has, appropriately, moved away from the results of the election to how the country will be run under President Trump. As was to be expected, the discussion around the Electoral College has dissipated to the point of being nearly forgotten. I believe this is a terrible mistake. As the old saying goes, and I’m paraphrasing and putting my own spin on the sentiment, those who forget history are bound to repeat it.

Electoral College, Part II

Not long after the Presidential election on November 8, 2016, there was much discussion in the news and on social media about the Electoral College. I have been an advocate to abolish the Electoral College long before this election and continue to support that opinion. However, just like with most stories in this fast-paced world, something that is a hot topic one day is completely forgotten about the next. So, in this, Part 2 of this series on the Electoral College, I wanted to share some information and some interaction I had to keep this important issue on top of your mind.

Voting(?) for President

Now the the popular vote for President of the United States has concluded I can reveal to the world, hopefully without repercussion, something that will likely upset a large portion of my readers. I did not vote for President. “But Wes,” you say, “I know I saw the terrible cliche voting booth selfie on your Instagram account showing you were in the voting booth.” That’s true, you did see that picture. I did vote. I always vote. I just never vote for President and I won’t vote in a Presidential election until the Constitution is amended to remove the concept of the Electoral College.

Fathers of daughters

I'm nothing else if I'm not a nerd. I like nerdy things. The TV shows I watch all the time are Marvel's Agents of Shield, Marvel's Agent Carter, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and The FlashAll of these shows are, for sure, about comic books and comic book characters. They are full of action that is, literally, out of this world. They are pure escapism that I love. But sometimes they will, as the kids say, get you in the feels (I feel like such a tool typing that statement that way but it's true).