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Armen's blog · 1W ago

Map Monday, Who really discovered America?

Who discovered America?  This simple three word question often elicits strong reactions.  Why?  Primarily because other than a wind-blown Chinese junk the generally accepted answers are all ...
Armen's blog · 1M ago

Map Monday, What is the best sustainability trait in each state?

Last month we disparaged states for poor environmental sustainability.  It seems only fair that we now look at where they excel.  To allow for comparisons to last month’s map this post takes...
Armen's blog · 2M ago

Map Monday, what’s the biggest environmental failure of your state?

How does each state lead the nation in environmental failure?  That’s a rather tough question for 7:29 on a Monday morning in the summer.  Ah but this blog has never shied away from taking o...
Armen's blog · 2M ago

New Review for Misaligned: The Celtic Connection

For small press and independent authors a new review is like receiving a letter back in the days before email, texting, and social media.  I know I’m showing my age, but I love getting physi...
Armen's blog · 2M ago

Book Reviews Anonymous & The Poisoned Princess

The advent of e-publishing and on demand printing has been a great boon to writers.  I’d argue its impact approaches that of the moveable type printing press or compulsory education.  Sounds...
Armen's blog · 3M ago

Release of The Necrotic Knight (Warders Book 4)

Do you suffer from abibliophobia1?  Don’t worry.  I’m happy to announce a guaranteed cure for this modern day scourge.  The Necrotic Knight, the fourth book in the Warders series, is now ava...
Armen's blog · 3M ago

Map Monday, gerrymandering US congressional districts

Gerrymandering is the art of drawing political boundaries to benefit a particular party.  The term traces its origins to early 19th century machinations of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Ge...
Armen's blog · 4M ago

Map Monday, most common surname in each European country

What is the most common surname in Europe?  As frequent readers know this blog has a deep fascination with names.  Past posts have included my ramblings about how I created fictional charact...
Armen's blog · 5M ago

Map Monday, Jobs for College Grads

For most Americans their homes represent their single largest investment, but times are changing especially for college grads.  The new challenger is a bachelors degree.  The costs to attend...
Armen's blog · 6M ago

Map Monday, unnatural ways Americans die abroad

How do Americans die abroad?  With few exceptions (baby animals, grandmothers, and cat videos come to mind) humans seem predisposed to prefer bad news.  Even the aforementioned triumvirate o...