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Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Cassandra Cain (aka Batgirl aka Black Bat aka Orphan)

Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...not yet, at least. But when Batgirl goes missing from Gotham, can Cassandra defy her destiny and take on a heroic mantle of her very own?Cassandra Cain is the daughter of super-villains and a living weapon trained from birth to be the ultimate assassin. But that doesn't mean… Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Cassandra Cain (aka Batgirl aka Black Bat aka Orphan)

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Throwback Thursday: “May You Find Your Way As Pleasant”: Captain Pike’s Disability and Cure in Star Trek’s “The Menagerie”

“May You Find Your Way As Pleasant”: Captain Pike’s Disability and Cure in Star Trek’s “The Menagerie” The Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) episode “The Menagerie” (1966), a two-part episode, reintroduces viewers to the character of Captain Christopher Pike, who had not been featured since his debut in the original pilot episode “The Cage”. It… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: “May You Find Your Way As Pleasant”: Captain Pike’s Disability and Cure in Star Trek’s “The Menagerie”

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Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Damian Wayne (aka Robin)

In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Hugo Award-winner Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series gives us hope for the future.It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth… Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Damian Wayne (aka Robin)

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Throwback Thursday: Urbanization and Medicine in Mid-18th to Mid-19th Century Britain

Throwback Thursday, where, essentially I post old writing samples, essays and short stories that I dig up from my pile of hoarded papers and school assignments or from the depths of my computer. So everyone can see how my writing has changed/improved over the years. Urbanization and Medicine in Mid-18th to Mid-19th Century Britain This… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Urbanization and Medicine in Mid-18th to Mid-19th Century Britain

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Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Stephanie Brown (aka Robin aka Spoiler)

Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder.Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco's most beloved superheroine. She's great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss's epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants.Unfortunately, she's not nearly… Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Stephanie Brown (aka Robin aka Spoiler)

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Throwback Thursday: All About Ageism: The Interplay of Sexism and Ageism in All About Eve

All About Ageism: The Interplay of  Sexism and Ageism in All About Eve Abstract: The film All About Eve (1950) follows aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) as she idolizes, and attempts to usurp, aging actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Margo is pressured into conformity of traditional femininity through marriage and homemaking when she begins… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: All About Ageism: The Interplay of Sexism and Ageism in All About Eve

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Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Tim Drake (aka Robin aka Red Robin)

My name is Dylan Taylor, human incarnation of the burning dumpster gif, and this is my life.I always wanted to be an X-Man. Except people and me never got along, and apparently you need social skills to run a successful team. Cue Emma Hall's party. One hot make out session with the host herself, and… Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Tim Drake (aka Robin aka Red Robin)

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Throwback Thursday: The Barrier to Translating Faith in “Jesus Shaves” by David Sedaris

The Barrier to Translating Faith in “Jesus Shaves” by David Sedaris The main reason the students in “Jesus Shaves” by David Sedaris have trouble explaining the concept of Easter to a Moroccan classmate in their shared French class seems to be that none of them have enough French vocabulary to explain the concept. While the… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Barrier to Translating Faith in “Jesus Shaves” by David Sedaris

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Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Jason Todd (aka Robin aka Red Hood)

Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail - for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he's released, he's greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade ago.As one of… Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Batman Kid: Jason Todd (aka Robin aka Red Hood)

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Throwback Thursday: “This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin As A Nursery Rhyme

“This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin As A Nursery Rhyme The poem “This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin offers, at its surface, a cynical view of the world, where the only way to escape the perpetuation of cycles of pain and misery is to simply stop trying for the good things, like having… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: “This Be The Verse” by Philip Larkin As A Nursery Rhyme