Review of Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

horror, fiction

Why I Chose this Book I was looking for a new audiobook listen. Stephen King is pretty good. Gerald’s Game was available on Overdrive.com. Gerald’s Game This book is about a woman who ends up in a precarious situation and must overcome present and past obstacles with little help. Gerald and Jessie Burlingame are a … Continue reading Review of Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

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Battle: Send for the Horses by Kevin MacLeod

bloody face, battlefield, woman fighter

I hadn’t listened to or made any music videos using Kevin MacLeod’s music in a while. So, I decided to check out his new music. Among his new pieces was a slow and enchanting, yet almost haunting song. It had a somber ambiance with very few moving parts except for an oral portion. The singing … Continue reading Battle: Send for the Horses by Kevin MacLeod

8-Bit Adventure: Adventure Meme by Kevin MacLeod

2D animation

This is a music video for Kevin MacLeod’s song Adventure Meme. Sometime before I made this video I searched for 8-bit music. Every now and then, I get an appetite for old Nintendo, the original NES, game music. If I remember correctly, I listened to some music on YouTube like music from Ninja Gaiden III; … Continue reading 8-Bit Adventure: Adventure Meme by Kevin MacLeod

Factors That Affect I.Q.

intelligence quotient,

I made a video based on a review article discussing some factors that influence I.Q. and what I.Q. tests actually measure. Below are links to the videos and a transcript. https://youtu.be/x2q92E3Hf9g   https://vimeo.com/229406771 IQ which stands for “intelligence quotient” is a score used to quantify a person’s level of intelligence based on standardized tests. Two … Continue reading Factors That Affect I.Q.

What is MECP2 Duplication Syndrome?

playground, genetic disorder, Autism Spectrum disorder

I made a video discussing what MECP2 duplication syndrome is. Below are links to the video as well as a transcript of the video. https://youtu.be/QUyJnqmIOpk https://vimeo.com/228488126 What is MECP2 Duplication Syndrome? MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is a genetic disorder primarily seen in males that causes several symptoms such as autism, intellectual disability, motor dysfunction, delayed growth, … Continue reading What is MECP2 Duplication Syndrome?

How Do You Reduce the Racial Inequality Gap?

school integration, racism,

I was listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast Revisionist History Season 2 episode 3, Miss Buchanan's Period Of Adjustment, which is about school integration, when a few thoughts stuck with me. Who were the people that objected to their schools becoming integrated? Who were those people in those black and white photos standing outside of schools … Continue reading How Do You Reduce the Racial Inequality Gap?

Review of The Original I Ching: An Authentic Translation of the Book of Changes by Margaret Pearson

margaret pearson, the book of changes

Why I Chose this Book I once searched for the most influential books of all time. I figured that would be a good list to check off some books. At the top or one of the top books was The I Ching. Sometime later, I went to the library. Among the religion section or Ancient … Continue reading Review of The Original I Ching: An Authentic Translation of the Book of Changes by Margaret Pearson

Exercise Contributes Little to Weight Loss

beach, aerobic walking, cardiovascular exercise

Have you ever gained a few extra pounds and attempted to shed those pounds by hitting the gym? Did it work? No? Yes? Well, the truth is that for a while now, research has been telling us that that workout won’t get rid of that muffin top. In Herman Pontzer’s article The Exercise Paradox in … Continue reading Exercise Contributes Little to Weight Loss

Review of Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

Why I Chose this Book Relatively recently, I realized or admitted that I think science fiction and fantasy maybe some of my favorite genres, for both film and books. A few months ago, I finally started watching the show Game of Thrones and binge watched it as much as I could. It really is a … Continue reading Review of Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

In Defense of Daydreaming

daydream, thinking, wondering

Mind wandering frees our mind to make new connections, have fresh ideas, and even solve problems that the focused mind has difficulty doing. Scientists such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton revered the capability of the wandering mind. The researcher Felicity Mellon criticizes the current atmosphere of collaborative research believing it doesn't value the importance of … Continue reading In Defense of Daydreaming