fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

March 24, 2020

Quarantine Recipe: Mighty Taco’s Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

As more of us are getting quarantined, sheltered in place, locked down and generally stuck inside, I’ve seen people taking on “quarantine projects.” I have a few of my own!...

March 12, 2020

Life Lessons For A COVID-19 World I Learned From Open Spaces

I recently attended (and presented at) DevOpsDays NYC. It was my third DevOpsDays event and it was a fantastic conference, as the other two had been! What I didn’t realize...

February 28, 2020

‘The Night in Question’ Raises Questions About People and Predators

Humans are herd animals. Herds meander, move in an uncoordinated way. But vampires are pack animals. Predators. And packs move with strategy and intention. That’s what makes vampires so scary....

January 23, 2020

Capturing the Flag: at CodeMash & Beyond!

A few weeks ago, I attended CodeMash 2020 and it was as big and exciting as ever! I got to see all my friends, I built my own IoT badge,...

December 28, 2019

Mystical, Magical Tarot Reviews!

I originally got into reviewing comics and games because, well, I love comics and games, and this year I was able to start reviewing something else that I’m really passionate...

November 22, 2019

Anthologies Galore!

Lately I’ve been making a conscious effort to focus more on writing creatively, and it has been a really rewarding experience so far! In fact, I’ve even been doing NaNoWriMo...

November 11, 2019

Gay Weddings & Avocados: Jamey’s Life Updates

Hello friends! I just did a bit of an update on my website for the first time in a while and I wanted to share a bit of what has...

July 25, 2019

What I Wish I Knew Before I Had Top Surgery

For anyone who’s going through a gender transition, there are certain moments that stand out.  I remember the moment five years ago when I decided to change my name to...

July 18, 2019

Jackalope’s “Cyberpunk: Night City” Made Me Cry Real (In Character) Tears

The date was May 25th, 2036. The place was Night City, an urban shithole located in Northern California. I was there to celebrate Night’s Wake—an annual raucous block party commemorating...

June 10, 2019

Questioning Chelsea Cain’s Feminist Agenda

It’s not breaking news that Chelsea Cain, author of Marvel’s Mockingbird, has seen her share of criticism lately for her new comic, Man-Eaters, published by Image Comics. Hailed by some as feminist...

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