Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Finding transgender acceptance in the workplace – a thank you to my former boss

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Finding transgender acceptance in the workplace – a thank you to my former boss

“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things.” Most notably, the future, my employment, and opportunities to complete transition. I believe I’ve reached a turning point in my life where certain truths must be dealt with – truths about my anatomy and my appearance that have made it impossible for me […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: A ‘hoverboard’ isn’t a hoverboard if it doesn’t actually hover!

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: A ‘hoverboard’ isn’t a hoverboard if it doesn’t actually hover!

I saw a report one morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that there is a chance that “hoverboards” can overheat and catch fire during charging. That’s actually all the details I know, I’m afraid, as I totally blissed-out at the onset of the report. The headline made me really excited… actually, let me rephrase that. […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Black Friday is absolutely meaningless anymore

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Black Friday is absolutely meaningless anymore

Thanksgiving Day is about families and friends coming together and giving thanks for what we have – the love, friendship, and kinship we share with one another. Yes, there may be some binge eating, libations, naps, and gathering around television sets to watch football and/or parades, but all of that is done surrounded by loved […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The Battle(front) over pricey multiplayer, DLC, and other Forced costs

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The Battle(front) over pricey multiplayer, DLC, and other Forced costs

“Star Wars: Battlefront,” developed by EA and DICE, has been one of the most anticipated games since its first teaser trailer was shown at E3 in 2013. It is a massive, squad-based first-person shooter set in a galaxy far, far away, and it’s understandable why so many gamers were absolutely frothing at the mouth for […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: You’ll never guess what has this guy Wildly Frustrated now

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: You’ll never guess what has this guy Wildly Frustrated now

There is a war going on out in the vastness of the Interwebs, and it isn’t pretty! There are countless websites battling each other for attention and readership and, for smaller sites, it is difficult to attract those views. After all, if any website hopes to have some kind of revenue coming in, they need […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA NERD: Stop treating fake trends like #BoycottStarWarsVII like real news

NEPA NERD: Stop treating fake trends like #BoycottStarWarsVII like real news

You know that feeling when one of your Facebook friends shares a fake or completely inaccurate article, along with their very real reaction, and you question why you’re even friends with this gullible dope in the first place? As a journalist, that feeling is a million times worse, especially when those articles are written by […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The seduction of Donald Trump

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The seduction of Donald Trump

The aroma of pumpkin spice is filling your Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and local coffee shops. Oktoberfest beer kegs are being tapped left and right. Children are learning their “three Rs.” Pundits are on our television screens while politicians are traversing the country. Not only is it autumn, it must be campaign season again and, just […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA NERD: Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli is a real-life supervillain

NEPA NERD: Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli is a real-life supervillain

In fiction, it’s usually pretty easy to spot the villain. Even if he’s not wearing black or sneering behind a nasty scar across his face, he’s almost always found on the direct opposite side of the protagonist, the physical embodiment of whatever evil our hero is fighting against. At his most cliché, he’s arrogant, cunning, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA NERD: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ didn’t earn its killer ratings

NEPA NERD: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ didn’t earn its killer ratings

In almost every zombie apocalypse story I’ve watched or read, we follow a main character or two who meets up with other survivors during his or her travels. They learn to trust each other and work together as best they can, and the story focuses on this new “family,” even as they lose members here […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: When masculinity becomes toxic, misogyny – and violence – follows

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: When masculinity becomes toxic, misogyny – and violence – follows

Suffice it to say, I’ve been a bit busy the last few weeks. There was NEPA BlogCon, then a trip to Pittsburgh for the TransPride Pittsburgh Conference, and then telling my story at the Big Gay StorySlam for the Scranton Fringe Festival… and I’m not done! This Saturday, I’m marching alongside Daye Lily Pope, transgender […]