Retro-Review of Used Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Sourced from eBay

I’ve wanted an IBM ThinkPad since I first saw my boss’ at Netlink in the fall of 1998. But, while I’ve been invested in PCs over the years tangentially, I reserved Macs as my primary desktop or laptop computing platform, which combined with the premium price on IBM and then Lenovo ThinkPads kept me inContinue reading “Retro-Review of Used Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Sourced from eBay”

In Search of a Better Backpack, Review of The North Face Electra

Despite being labeled for “Women,” I recommend The North Face Electra backpack for anyone needing a compact, EDC bag that can accommodate a 10.5″ tablet. This is my new work bag that carries the things that I need daily without incurring too much added weight. In a previous blog post, I wrote praise for theContinue reading “In Search of a Better Backpack, Review of The North Face Electra”

On Reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books

I read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books over the winter break. All of them: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), HarryContinue reading “On Reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books”

A Brief Note on Steven Lynn’s Rhetoric and Composition: An Introduction

When I asked Dr. Courtney L. Werner, a friend and colleague at Kent State University where we earned our PhDs (find her blog here and connect with her on Twitter here), what I should read that captures the theoretical breadth and historical depth of her discipline of study–Rhetoric and Composition–I dutifully wrote down what she toldContinue reading “A Brief Note on Steven Lynn’s Rhetoric and Composition: An Introduction”

Minireview: The Reconcilers Graphic Novel Volume 1

While Y and I were sitting for several hours in an airplane–on the ground, I had the pleasure of meeting the writer, actor, and director Erik Jensen. After I mentioned to him that my specific area of training is in Science Fiction, he gave me a graphic novel saying, “here’s some Science Fiction for you.” I was thankful for theContinue reading “Minireview: The Reconcilers Graphic Novel Volume 1”

Review of Donald E. Hall’s The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual, Recommended for Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Junior Faculty

Hall, Donald E. The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2002. Print. I picked up Donald E. Hall’s The Academic Self from the Georgia Tech Library after completing my teaching assignment for Spring 2013–eleven years after the book had been published. Specifically, I was looking for books and articles to help meContinue reading “Review of Donald E. Hall’s The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual, Recommended for Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Junior Faculty”

Thank You to My Friends and Readers, Looking Back at Dynamicsubspace.net Site Stats for 2011

First, I would like to thank all of my readers. I appreciate your taking the time to see what I am thinking or working on, and I am also grateful for the comments that I have received from my readers. I enjoy writing on dynamicsubspace.net, and I am thankful that my friends, colleagues, and othersContinue reading “Thank You to My Friends and Readers, Looking Back at Dynamicsubspace.net Site Stats for 2011”

Find My Review of Eric Carl Link’s Understanding Philip K. Dick in the New JFA

I received my complimentary copy of the latest Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts yesterday, because I wrote a very favorable review of Eric Carl Link’s survey of Philip K. Dick titled: Understanding Philip K. Dick. You can find my review on pages 114-116. Besides all of the other great content in this issueContinue reading “Find My Review of Eric Carl Link’s Understanding Philip K. Dick in the New JFA”

Review of Battle: Los Angeles, Are the Marines Fighting Aliens or Corporate Raiders?

Last night, Y and I capped our Spring Break with a science fiction movie: Battle: Los Angeles (B:LA). I imagine that the film was pitched as Black Hawk Down meets War of the Worlds. B:LA follows a platoon and its replacement Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz as they are called on to rescue civilians in Los AngelesContinue reading “Review of Battle: Los Angeles, Are the Marines Fighting Aliens or Corporate Raiders?”