April 17

NYC Culture Shock

Now that I’ve spent a month in New York City, specifically Brooklyn, I’ve adjusted enough to process the biggest mundane shocks for me. Everyone jaywalks. In Seattle, I’ve seen multiple people being stopped by bicycle cops and given tickets for jaywalking where there are absolutely no cars around. Here in NYC, if you’re able to […]

April 12

Chewie, We’re…. Home?

It has almost been one month since I moved to New York City.

August 27

A H&S Expert’s Verdict on the Death Star, the TARDIS, and Other Fictional Workplaces

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there is an engineer scratching his head over a potentially big problem. He explains to his employer that somewhere on the surface of the enormous battle-station he’s been hired to help build, there is an uncovered exhaust port. The port is no bigger than a […]

August 25

Dungeons & Dragons Live from PAX

Every year at PAX West, RPG fans crowd into a room to watch people play Dungeons & Dragons – as per tradition. Dungeon Master Chris Perkins is known for taking his victims, errr…I mean adventurers, on crazy journeys, keeping the players and viewers entertained and enthralled. But, this year is special! Because now, even if […]

July 15

Ghostbusters Is The Movie Of The Summer

The fact that Hollywood was producing a Ghostbusters reboot has been driving film fans and the internet in general wild for over a year now. In part, this is because director Paul Fieg and Co. made the bold and progressive decision to recast the main roles with comic actresses. It’s also in part because the […]

July 12

Son of Geek

By: Terra Clarke Olsen [This article original appeared in Seattle Weekly.] I wrote this article ages ago (…okay, not ages, but it feels like a lifetime ago), but sadly, I still find it relevant. Far too often, really. I wanted to share it on my blog with those who have been on this geektastic journey […]

September 14

Small Victories (Part 1)

By: Meg Humphrey   I spend too much time focusing on my big and grand long term goals that sometimes (okay, most of the time) I don’t appreciate the small things that happen that are just as worthwhile and satisfying as hitting 220 pounds on the deadlift. Here are some of those small victory moments. […]