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Armen's blog · 1w 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 · 3W 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 · 3W 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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...
Armen's blog · 5M ago

Map Monday, lactose intolerance around the world

When I was younger I never heard of lactose intolerance.  In recent years it has become almost common place.  Grocery store aisles are filled with “safe” dairy products and aids for digestin...
Armen's blog · 6M ago

Map Monday, speed limits across the globe

Speed limits seem to be the universal constraint to modern life.  Despite medical advances that have extended life into an eighth decade in the most developed countries there’s never enough ...