Ken Is Speaking Blog

On gerrymandering

The Washington Post recently wrote about an algorithm that can “solve” gerrymandering, the practice of drawing districts to favor the current incumbent party at the expense of voter intent. This particularly problematic in countries...

Nerdy political games

I have always been a bit of a nerd. My first short story, when I was 9, was about some bears who were anthropomorphized by some high-tech paint gun. That was several years before...

The Mike Adams “Universe”

When I first wrote my meta-novel Reunion at University Avenue, whose plot was about the backlash against the satire I was not funny enough to actually write, I did not think of it as...

Goals for 2016

2015 was a surprisingly good year for me. I banished my student loans, I got to see London and Las Vegas for the first times ever, reconnected with some family, and released a short...

2015 Retrospective

All in all, 2015 was quite eventful for me, and very little of it was bad. Since this is the time of year where all of humanity takes a moment to be a bit...

Shaken, Not Stirred

“Spectre,” the latest entry in the Bond film franchise, is an overly-long series of somewhat random acts and set pieces and mostly a disappointment. I won’t spoil the plot too much here, but here’s...

Election 2015: Voting & Endorsements

I just voted in Alexandria. Here are my ballot choices: State Senate – Saslaw State House – Herring Mayor – Silberberg City Council (6) – Chapman, Lovain, Smedberg, Wilson, Ann Poe (write in), Kenneth...