Seeing as it is time to vote here in the U.S. I thought I’d make the obligatory political post. However, I’m doing something different this year. I’m not necessarily plugging any side, party or position. Rather I am making  a plea for people to actively engage with the “other”.

Below is a pretty solid left analysis from the Black Agenda Report. (I’ll note that it is extremely self-critical of the left’s recent performance, especially in regards to foreign policy.) Pair that with a recent episode of The Fifth Column, to offer up a perspective from the Conservative/Libertarian spectrum. (Pay specific attention around the 45 min mark.) Wherever you are on the wider political spectrum you should really try to engage with the opposite perspective here. We can’t get anywhere if all we do is scream at each other across the void.

Saw the new Venom movie this afternoon with the kids. Fun enough, kids really liked it. I think I may just be done with super hero origin stories at this point. Nothing really new.

Testing this out. As a subscriber to Micro blog all my posts should cross post to Twitter, so here goes…

Recently finished Paul Tremblay’s Disappearance at Devil’s Rock and absolutely loved it. Definitely goes down as one of this year’s favorites. It was the combination of horror, family drama and slight supernatural undertones that made this such a good read. Highly recommend.