Category Archives: inspirational

How NOT to Use a Knife! | Road Trip Blade FAIL

Sometimes … I’m just an idiot. You know those times in life where you “do it wrong”?  Well, here’s such a time for me that happened on a recent road trip to the Sierra Nevadas. Needless to say I’m very grateful that the accident wasn’t worse than it was.  I’m thankful it didn’t cut deeper, or cut anything off.  It… Read more »

My History with Ultimate Frisbee| Disc Vlog #1

Not many people know this, but Tezi and I met while playing ultimate frisbee, and that was almost four years ago. On that day, back in 2012, I was as new to the sport as Tezi was. Though the same perhaps can’t be said for Tezi, I fell in love with the sport. Up to and including now, it’s fair to… Read more »

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray | Discussion & Review!

MathomBooks reviews an excellent new Star Wars novel: BLOODLINE by Claudia Gray. It focuses on Princess Leia and her efforts in the years leading up to the events in The Force Awakens! It offers some interesting back-story to Episode VII and was well-written overall. In this review we get into a number of topics, modern and otherwise, on writing, and… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 4 | The Trickery of Saruman & More!

Tezi & I discuss some fun questions from The Fellowship of the Ring. We talk about Saruman and how he was able to avoid being discovered as “evil” for so long. We also talk about the fun “gift giving” scene when Galadriel gives each of the members of the Fellowship a gift, most especially Gimli’s request and the history behind… Read more »

Fellowship of the Ring Book Talk 2 | Tolkien & Memory

Tezi and I are introducing the beginning of a series of videos on The Lord of the Rings in which we hope to discuss various topics that either interest us or in some way bring about a discussion between the two of us. We hope that you find the discussions informative. if not entertaining. We encourage you to read The… Read more »

Hopeless Wanderer | Carpool Karaoke! | Road Trip, Spring 2016!

“Nooo doon’t dooo itttttt!!” – Therese Brown.  “But it’s so fun!!!!” – Jeremy Stock. On our last road trip, Tezi and I had many hours of driving as we headed to the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Yosemite, south of Tahoe. One of our favorite pastimes was singing along to some of our favorite songs. Here we share with you… Read more »

Cold Water Jumping in Donner Lake, CA! (It’s cold!)

Tezi and I spent last week camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in an area north of Yosemite and about an hour and a half south of Lake Tahoe.  Our new secret place, as we like to call it, was basically devoid of any humans besides ourselves, but we did venture out a couple of times into more populated areas.  One… Read more »

Fellowship of the Ring | Book Talk, Car Talk!

On our most recent camping trip Tezi and I began reading The Lord of the Rings.  Here we are reading it by the fire on one of the nights out under the stars: It’s been an engrossing experience for me and quite an enjoyable experience for Tezi.  As I’ve noted before on this blog, I have read The Lord of… Read more »

Jer & Tez Review The Aeronaut’s Windlass | Bk 1 of a new Steampunk Series!

Tezi & I have completed our first audio book together and we’re excited to summarize and review it for you here!  We thoroughly enjoyed Jim Butcher’s book one of the Cinder Spires series: The Aeronaut’s Windlass! This is my first time reading steam punk and Tezi’s first audio book ever!  So it was a few firsts for us, and we… Read more »

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice (Reviewed)

Another important read in the all-too-real world of wrongful conviction. Benforado takes an approach that I haven’t come across yet. He spends a lot of time bringing forward psychological studies and applies them to our criminal justice system. The science behind why our system fails us so often is very closely tied to our human tendency to believe with full… Read more »