Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Space News from TMRO Today!

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The vidcast TMRO is the ideal way for a space geek to stay caught up on the latest news on government and private efforts to bring humanity to the stars. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

The Digits: STEM WebTV for Kids

The Digits

The Digits is a STEM focused web TV program for kids ages three to six. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Matthew Mather and the Emerging New Path in Publishing

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Matthew Mather has had tremendous success as in indie author in the last year. The means to his success may represent a new normal in publishing. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Great Geek Debates: Disney Princesses vs. Hayao Miyazaki

Chihiro from Spirited Away By Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s female leads offer a far more complex picture of what it means to be a person. They often have agency outside of their relationships to men. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

PAX Geek Parenting Panel Covers a Lot of Ground

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Last Saturday geek parents and geek kids got together at PAX to talk about raising the next generation of geeks. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

An Interview with Always by My Side author Susan Kerner

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Author Susan Kerner has written a book to empower children whose father is not able to be with them. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

GeekMom/GeekDad PAX Scavenger Hunt Begins NOW!

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This year’s PAX Prime panel includes a photo scavenger hunt. Happy hunting! Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

GeekDads and GeekMoms Are Coming to PAX Prime!

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PAX Prime is coming Labor Day Weekend and the GeekDads and GeekMoms are back with a panel and a new photo scavenger hunt… Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Why the Kindle Is the Most Disruptive Invention of Our Time

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The Kindle is now the dominant device in ebook publishing, leaving many to worry about Amazon’s dominance. But if your competitors behave stupidly is it your fault if you win the race? Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Portland/Vancouver Teens Meet GeekDad Staff at Animania

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Portland and Vancouver, WA, area teens are invited to Animania, this Saturday at the Vancouver Community Library. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Amputee Prosthetic Leg Made With Lego Bricks

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The video speaks for itself. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Cyberbullying: “I Learned It by Watching You”

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Parents lose credibility with their teens on cyberbullying when they do what is in essence the same thing. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

ISS Crew Preparing for an Emergency Spacewalk

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For anyone interested in space and our space program, there is a little drama going on aboard the International Space Station. While the station’s astronauts are not in any danger, a coolant leak in one of the solar arrays has managers at NASA scrambling to reroute power to the other seven arrays and preparing for possible emergency spacewalk on Saturday. The leak is expected to force the shutdown of that solar array sometime this morning. The decision on doing a spacewalk will be made sometime late tonight. NASA TV has been covering these events on and off already, and if there is a spacewalk you will be able to watch it live. You can check in on their live stream here at GeekDad. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Doing Science Education the Right Way

Students From Roosevelt Elementary at Burnt Bridge Creek

The Clark County Watershed Monitoring Network provides kids with an opportunity to do hands on science with tangible results on the environment and in the surrounding community. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Standard Action: It’s like Knights of the Dinner Table on Youtube

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Standard action represents all that’s good about geek web series. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

10 Things Parents Should Know About Oblivion

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Oblivion offers a solid science fiction effort with a great world, top-notch talent, and some great action sequences. Continue reading

Erik Wecks

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, as well as a contributor to LitReactor.com, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the author of the science fiction novel Aetna Adrift and the best selling personal finance book How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any . You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.