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Armen's blog · 1W ago

Map Monday, how much snow to cancel school?

How much snow does it take to cancel school?  Astronomically we’re only half-way through autumn, but flakes are already flying in some parts of the country.  As I write this post blizzard-li...
Armen's blog · 4W ago

Announcing the paperback edition of The Necrotic Knight (Warders Book 4)

Now available for immediate purchase– the paperback edition of The Necrotic Knight (Warders Book 4). Brief Description: A desperate assassin bargains with the Mistress of Death for the power...
Armen's blog · 1M ago

Map Monday, Per capita oddities for each US state

Map Monday continues the popular (by my admittedly subjective standard) series of ‘what each state leads in‘ with a look at per capita oddities.  I’m often asked how I find the maps featured...
Armen's blog · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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 · 4M 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 · 4M 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 · 5M 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 · 5M 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...