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Sledding in Switzerland

Posted on March 27, 2015 - Filed Under Article | Leave a Comment

In which Heath survives another descent from a mountain. Where I grew up is an 8a as far as the USDA hardiness zones are concerned. Meaning that it doesn’t snow every winter. But what I liked about this is that when it did snow, it was very very special. If it snowed like a foot [...]

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How I Read

Posted on February 27, 2015 - Filed Under Article | 2 Comments

Comedy Option: Page by Page I just changed up the method by which I choose the next book that I read. Sometimes it seems like all I do is read, so I thought I’d let you know all about what and how I read. The first thing to know is that I am never just [...]

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Adventures in Math Land

Posted on January 23, 2015 - Filed Under Article | 1 Comment

In which Heath reviews Algebra, 3 months before his 30th birthday. As you may or may not know, I am currently enrolled in a master’s program for Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich. It’s a lot of fun. I’m already a semester in, and Mrs. Heathgordon.com has already pointed out that I’ve learned an [...]

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What I Read In 2014

Posted on January 16, 2015 - Filed Under Book Review | Leave a Comment

I didn’t really read as much as I’d like this year, however, here’s what I managed to get through. Enjoy! The Psychopath Test Jon Ronson Blah blah blah, there are psychopaths all around us, some of them are smart. And many of them are problems of Rumsfeldian proportians: The very fact that they don’t seem [...]

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The Hyperion Tale

Posted on June 23, 2014 - Filed Under Book Review | Leave a Comment

How not to reference the contemporary world in Science Fiction. Full disclosure, I listened to “Hyperion,” by Dan Simmons. I was going on some pretty long vacations, where I’d be staring out the window, looking at countryside, so an audiobook seemed perfect. And, in terms of production values, I’d recommend Hyperion. This is anything but [...]

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On Drinking a Lot of Coffee, Stopping a While, and then Drinking it Again

Posted on April 28, 2014 - Filed Under Article | 1 Comment

For the past 8 years, I would consider my consumption of coffee to be relatively high. When I was freelancing, it was pretty normal for me to go through a pot of coffee a day, a big one. I never really used it to wake up; I’m a good waker-upper. In fact, in the heady [...]

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So I Read All the Hugo Award Nominees

Posted on December 9, 2013 - Filed Under Book Review | Leave a Comment

And I wasn’t so impressed. Earlier this year, I found out that for $50, you can become a voting member for the Hugo Awards (Nebula uses a panel of judges). For that money, you get an (electric) copy of everything. And that includes the novellas, magazines and all that jazz. But I just ponied up [...]

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14 Things I’ve Learned about Running in 3ish years

Posted on August 6, 2013 - Filed Under Article | Leave a Comment

In the past 3 years, I’ve raced in 4 5k races and have set personal records in each of them. Heading into a race in October, here’s some stuff I’ve learned. 1) It’s 90% mental. It’s mental strength that gets you up in the morning, to go for a run. It’s mental strength that keeps [...]

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Hey Read This… I Am A Doctor, I Have Brought A Banana

Posted on January 7, 2013 - Filed Under Book Review | Leave a Comment

And other such nonsense from an accomplished ESL student. Speak, Memory. By Vladamir Nabokov. Quick, name the only author who has a book in both the fiction (two here, actually) and non-fiction lists of the Modern Family Best 100 Books? Stumped? The answer would be none other than Vladamir Nabokov. “Speak, Memory” follows his first [...]

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Video Games Are Definitely Real

Posted on November 19, 2012 - Filed Under Book Review | Leave a Comment

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card 15 Years Later Sorry 12 year old Heath. I haven’t taken over the world. I’m not a supercommander in charge of Space Forces. I’m not a robust leader of angry men. But I did just re-read your favorite book, “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. It’s kind of sad [...]

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