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Last night I read Harry, A History by Melissa Anelli and I don’t think that it is possible for me to express just how awesome it was. I seriously could not put it down, and I haven’t stayed up all night to read a book since the night Deathly Hallows was released. Melissa made me remember why I fell in love with the Potter books and their surrounding fandom. She made me remember why I dressed up as wizard with my mom for an all night book release party, why I squealed when the cover art for Deathly Hallows was unveiled and why I drove four hours to Iowa to see Harry and the Potters.

I had forgotton how much I loved being part of the madness that is the Harry Potter fandom. I feel the need to go to a wizard rock show now and dance with reckless abandon.

This book made me realize that just because the Harry Potter series is now over, the fandom is not dead.

If you don’t already know, Melissa is webmistress of The Leaky Cauldron and co-hosts the podcast, Pottercast. You should also check out Melissa’s blog.
 

Ps. And to Melissa, in case you ever read this:
I couldn’t thank you enough.

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Does this mean we finally get to get rid of him? I mean, seriously, every time the guy gets mentioned I can’t help but say “He’s still in office? Why?!” What’s the deal, Illinios, we can put a decent guy in the White House, but we can’t get a decent governor?

For those who hadn’t heard yet, Illinois’ goveror Rod Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell Obama’s recently vacated Senate seat (among other things). Here’s a link to one of the many articles that provide the details.

Oh, and by the way, he’s back at work today.
He’s like a cockroach, he just won’t die.

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On Atheism

I honestly don’t understand how someone can see all the beauty in the world, the intricacy of nature, and not believe that there is something behind that.

This isn’t some angry rant or anything, I just truly, honestly, do not understand how that is possible.

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I just think that not believing in any kind of deity seems like a rather bleak view on life. I’ve heard atheists descibe believing in God (or god[s]) as being a delusion, but even if it was some kind of delusion, I think that history has shown us that it is important for us as humans to believe in something beyond us. Every culture has some religious belief and I think that says something about us. We need that assurance that there is something else out there. (Besides the aliens)

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