Nerd Galaxy

Turning to humor to defeat pain

Ever since I was a kid humor has been my safety valve when I get hurt.  My classic example comes from when I was around 8 and I thought it would be a good idea to hang upside down from... Continue Reading →


Meeting Carrie Fisher

In 2009 I had the opportunity to see Carrie Fisher's one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, and thanks to my wife's theater connections we had front row center seats on opening night in Seattle.  I'll admit I didn't know much about her... Continue Reading →

Getting in the (Nerdy) Holiday Spirit

Some years are harder than others to get into the holiday spirit.  Sometimes you need a lift from your family and friends, and sometimes you need a little bit more, like driving through a Christmas-lit neighborhood and discovering a Flying... Continue Reading →

Jyn Erso gets a force makeover?

How to make someone fall in love with Star Trek The Next Generation

When I met my wife eight years ago (oh my god how has it been that long) she was a certified, card-carrying Star Trek virgin.  She knew about Captain Kirk and Spock and maybe Captain Picard but to my knowledge... Continue Reading →

Level up your life

If you're like me, at some point during your childhood (or maybe still!) you thought about how fricking awesome it would be to get paid to play video games all day. But hey, while I do have a pretty good... Continue Reading →

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