All posts tagged: science fiction

Blood Orange Lemonade

There aren’t many fruits that I look forward to being in season during the winter, but blood oranges are definitely one of them. In season roughly November through May in the US,depending on where they are grown, they usually show up at my grocery store around mid January, but I start keeping an eye out for them in December. One of my favorite things to make with them is a flavored lemonade. It’s a little work, but more then worth it. I top mine with Blavod vodka for an extra kick (and macabre color), but it’s refreshing on its own as well. Blood Orange Lemonade: 1 cup blood orange juice – squeezed from about about four oranges 1 cup lemon juice- squeezed from about ten small lemons 1/4 cup orange juice- squeezed from one orange 3 cups water 3/4 cup simple syrup One blood orange sliced One lemon sliced Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and let sit for at least an hour. Top with vodka for an extra kick.

Strange Happenings in July

Each month I look for TV shows, movies, and events to look forward to.  July 2nd Peter Tremblay’s collection of short horror stories Growing Things and Other Stories debuts. July 3rd The new horror movie Midsomer, written and directed by  Ari Aster (Hereditary), is released in theaters. The film follows a couple as their visit to a small town in Sweden turns from relaxing to increasingly more disturbing.  July 4 Season Three of  Stranger Things is available for streaming on Netflix. It’s summer in Hawkings, Indiana, and danger still looms over the town. The show’s characters will grapple with both impending adulthood and evolving evil. July 9th WGN debuts drama series The Disappearance. Originally aired in Canada in 2017, the show centers around the abrupt disappeared of a 10 year old boy, and the unexpected impact it has on the rest of the family. July 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day is always celebrated on July 13th. Whether your knowledge in and enthusiasm for is math or comics, show it off with pride today! July 16 Full …

Consider Making a New Year’s Resolution

Every year around this time I read blog posts, Facebook updates, and Instagram feeds that fall in either one of two categories: looking forward to the New Year with a resolution to achieve, or a pessimism laden rant on why resolutions don’t work. If you fall into the later category, I challenge you to read the article that inspired me to start this blog as my New Year’s resolution two years ago, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person. Originally written in 2012 by David Wong and published on, it provoked such a strong response that they keep reposting it every year. It it’s some of the best advice I’ve ever read. In short, it challenges readers to ask themselves, “What do I do?” versus “What am I like?” and then focus on developing new skills while killing all the excuses that keep people from doing that. To come up with my own New Year’s resolutions, I think of a big goal I want to achieve, and then a short list of the main actions I need to …