Israel and Palestine: What Now?

Every year during the high holidays, my Rabbi gives a sermon about Israel.  Ask any Jew who attends services, and they will likely tell you something similar.  And, like any good conversation involving the Jews, opinions are diverse, passions run hot and the issue resolves itself not a single bit further. I’ve studied the Israel…

Rise Up, While You Still Can…

The summer of 2014 forever changed humanity.  It is known as The Rising.  Over the span of a few weeks, billions died.  Entire countries were lost to the infected. Sound like a familiar plot line?  In the genre that George Romero pioneered and The Walking Dead made famous, the Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant gives…

Put Down What You Are Reading… Read This Instead

Every once in a long while, I read a book that pervades my soul. This is one of them. Quite frankly, it is the most exceptional work of fantasy I have read since The Lord of the Rings. Simply put, Patrick Rothfuss is a masterful storyteller, and Kvothe, the narrator and protagonist, is as dynamic,…