#FenCon: A few places to get started on modern Japanese history/culture

Once again I want to apologize to everyone who attended the¬†Tao and Again panel at FenCon. I had no idea I was going to be moderator and thus was woefully unprepared. (And it didn’t help there were only two of us on the panel, so I didn’t even have a big group of other panelists ...

Welcome to Silent Hill, PA 2

It’s May 3, 2012. Ten hours to go until the US premiere of Avengers¬†and I’m in central Pennsylvania with a group of friends specifically to see that movie. How to pass the time? Well, the native of Pennsylvania (my dear friend Rynn) mentions that we’re maybe an hour away from Centralia. If you’re not a ...

65 years ago today 6

65 years ago today, the United States of America dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, directly killing 80,000 civilians and indirectly killing up to 60,000 more of the following years. It’s a moment that’s left an indelible scar on the psyche of the world, with the image of a mushroom cloud as a symbol of ...