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Six Four Book Review

‘Six Four’ Book Review

Six Four is more of an interesting look into Japanese culture than a gripping thriller. Reading a well-conceived mystery that takes place in another culture can make a great book into a sensation. When I started reading Six Four, by Hideo Yokoyoma, I was reminded of some of those great books, Gorky Park set in the Soviet […]


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Crouch Family Tragedy

Reading the Harry Potter series of books to my children at bedtime has been an immense joy for me. My son was a tiny infant when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released. Just like Harry arrived on the doorstep of the Dursleys, my copy arrived on my doorstep on an early, misty […]


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How to Set Up Alexa on Your Echo Device

After I wrote a couple of blog posts about getting the most out of Amazon’s Alexa, several people emailed me to ask how to set up Alexa on an Echo device. I just assumed people knew how easy it is to set up. Well, you know the saying about people who assume things… So! I […]


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This Plot Hole in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ Drives Me Crazy

There’s a plot hole in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that drives me to distraction, if I think about it too much. I don’t usually look for plot holes. I have an incredible talent for suspending my disbelief, which is a requirement for any story. Some entertainment junkies are like me, willing to go along […]


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‘Unlucky Seven’ by J.P. Bidula – REVIEW

I was walking through the local comic con recently (Steel City Con). I wasn’t cosplaying that particular day, but Oliver and James Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) were guests so, supportive geek that I am, I wore a Slytherin Quidditch t-shirt. Strolling through the artist’s alley and browsing various booths, someone called out to me, […]


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