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text 2019-04-01 03:42
PSA: Blog Name Change

I'm trying on a new blog name and avatar. I talked about doing this months ago, and today I decided I've been Darth Pony for long enough. Time for a change. So it's out with the Pony and in with the Pedant and a new avatar to match.


Thanks for everything, My Little Pony Dressed as Vader picture! I'll always love you, but I'm embracing my love of porgs and obsession with details now. XOXO


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review 2018-08-06 12:41
So You Created a Wormhole by Phil Hornshaw & Nick Hurwitch
So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel - Nick Hurwitch,Phil Hornshaw

TITLE:  So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel

AUTHOR:   Phil Hornshaw & Nick Hurwitch




FORMAT: ebook


ISBN-13:  9781101561560



This is a humorous and silly time travel "field guide" dealing with the science (very briefly) behind time travel, numerous science-fiction film and book references and instructions on what to do if you end up in some other time or place.  At the end it was just a bit too much spoof to be anything other than just an ok read.

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text 2018-03-25 07:10
Life with a Non-Bookworm

Hubby: How are you going with those Jim Henson books?


Me: I finished them.


Hubby: What? ALL of them?


Me: Yeah. All three.


Hubby: Holy crap, you need a hobby!




Hubby: . . . Oh. I guess that is a hobby. Never mind.

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text 2017-11-06 21:00
Love and Shenanigans By Zara Keane Free!
Love and Shenanigans (Ballybeg, Book 1) (Volume 1) by Zara Keane (2014-05-17) - Zara Keane

Falling for the groom…

Three days before leaving Ireland on the adventure of a lifetime, Fiona Byrne returns to her hometown to attend the family wedding from hell. When she discovers the drunken vows she exchanged with the groom during a wild Las Vegas trip eight years previously mean they're legally married, her future plans ricochet out of control.

Gavin Maguire's life is low on drama, high on stability, and free of pets. But Gavin hadn't reckoned on Fiona blasting back into his life and crashing his wedding. In the space of twenty-four hours, he loses a fiancée and a job, and gains a wife and a puppy. Can he salvage his bland-but-stable life? More importantly, can he resist losing his heart to Fiona all over again?

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review 2017-07-06 09:06
25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment by Daniel B. Botkin
25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment: What Many Environmentalists Believe and Why They Are Wrong - Daniel B. Botkin,Alfred Runte

TITLE:   25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment: What Many Environmentalists Believe and Why They Are Wrong


AUTHOR:  Daniel B. Botkin




FORMAT:  Paperback


ISBN-13:  978-1-4422-4492-4



25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment is a book about ecology, the environment, nature and misleading information (myths) about these topics that circulate in both ecological and political discussions.  These myths often drive policy and opinion, and thus funding.  What may seem to be an environmentally conscious action on the one hand may very well be bringing about the unnatural destruction of habitats and ecosystems.  Daniel B. Botkin takes a look at these myths and explains why they are incorrect or misleading.  

The author takes a look at what has gone wrong with the environmental sciences.  He states that "much valuable and helpful research has been and continues to be done in the environmental sciences, but citizens need to be able to distinguish the good (and important) from the bad".  Botkin shows that the myths are alive, active and dominant in determining laws, policies, and action, and that they still form the basis of many major research projects.

The author's stated goal is to share with the reader what be believes we need to do, how we should think about the environment with people in it, and how to avoid the many pitfalls that plague attempts to solve environmental problems.  I believe that the author has achieved most of his stated goals with this book.  The book certainly provides food for thought and all politicians, policy makers, students (i.e. future policy makers and environmentalists) and the general public should read it.

Each chapter is dedicated to one myth, with a section at the end of each chapter that summaries what difference it make if we believe that particular myth.  The introductory chapter discusses why people are so attached to these myths.  This interesting book is easy to read and has numerous coloured photographs or diagrams for each chapter.



"Nature isn't just something out there that you visit in a park or zoo; it is what we live within.  We are not separate from nature; we are within it, and would not survive if we weren't."
-Daniel B.Botkin  [25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment, 2017, pg 4].

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