Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

This Super geek isn’t down with Supergirl

I love Superman. My love affair with the superhero began in 1993, with the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher vehicle, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Look at him. Can you blame me? My adolescent heart was smitten. This was probably the spark that ignited my nerdy fire. I learned […]


I like big books and I cannot lie

This week marks what I consider to be one of the most important issues in our country. Yep, it’s Banned Books Week. It astounds me that in 2015, this still needs to be a thing. It disappoints me that there are people who are willing to literally rip books from […]

Shane Burcaw portrait

RevUesday: Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

In the course of judging a book by its cover, it would be easy to feel sorry for Shane Burcaw. His withered muscles, caused by spinal muscular atrophy, just look sad. The fact of his utter dependence upon his family and friends for everything – including maneuvering his junk in […]

The Secret History of Woman cover

The Secret History of Wonder Woman – A Review

Even though this book is titled The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman is a relatively small part of the story, which stretches from the suffrage movement in the early 20th century through the character’s resurgence in the 1970s. William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator, was an odd duck, […]

The Duggars

Is your Quiverfull or empty? 3

I have never shied away from my distaste of the Duggar clan. I feel that they, and families like theirs that reproduce without limits, without intelligent forethought, are irresponsible and a drain on resources. In today’s society and economy, it is cruel to bring child after child into the world, […]

Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson

Accidents of Nature: A Review

The first thing to note about this book is that it is set in 1970, on the cusp of the Disability Rights Movement, when words like “crippled” and “retarded” were thrown around with abandon. It is now, of course, the 21st century, and these words have rightfully gone the way […]