On Building a Random Quote Generator in Cycle.js

I’ve used Angular (v.2+) fairly extensively over the last year and a half. I have some misgivings about the framework, but I really like that their team embraced observables. Any time I hit a point in Angular where I can just program with the RxJS library, it feels like a “moment of clarity.”

The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan Is a Very Good Book, Stranger

I first heard of Scott McClanahan several years ago when someone posted a book trailer he made on a blog I followed. I’m not sure I had ever watched a book trailer before. I don’t think I knew what book the trailer was tied to, even after watching it. I do remember that I rewatched the video many times and that I sent it to a friend who also liked reading novels, but that my friend didn’t seem so enthralled by it.

Megan Phelps-Roper on the Joe Rogan Experience

On the 974th episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Megan Phelps-Roper appeared as a guest. Megan is a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church (the church, among other notable things, owns the domain “” and has a 1.4 star rating on Google reviews). Her grandfather is Fred Phelps, the founder and pastor.