A Geeky Holiday

Today, July 27, happens to be a monumental day in the geeky calendar. July 27 is the birthday of Gary Gygax, who would have been 82 today. It may seem a bit random – or possibly overblown – to celebrate the creator of a game, but let me explain why this is so important to […]

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Earworms

I was thinking the other day about songs and jingles that crawl into your head and usually don’t leave until forced out. There are so many it’s overwhelming. It doesn’t matter if the song is good or not – what matters is how catchy it is for your brain to remember. I’ve included a few […]

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Killing Time

With the likelihood of a nationwide quarantine being reinstated, a lot of people will be looking for things to do to pass the time. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately: there are now so many options for interesting things to do online that don’t require leaving the house that it’s embarrassing! That being […]

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Paper to Screen

In their search for new ideas to plunder, Hollywood has adapted numerous books into film treatments. Some of them work well, while others fell with a rather loud thud. Perhaps one of my favorite adaptations is the recent Good Omens, based on the novel of the same title by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett. […]

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A Great Escape

We all need an escape from real life- especially now – from time to time. Something to recharge the batteries, revitalize the spirit: something fun. With that in mind, here’s my list of a few films/TV series to lift the spirits and bring a few laughs. First on my list: the hilarious mockumentary What We […]

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A Little Glam

Going through boxes of stuff, trying to cull the crapton of paper I’ve saved over the years. I’ve found some amazing things – receipts from my trip to the UK and Germany by myself in the 1980s, fanzines from the 1990s, and assorted oddball collectibles I somehow acquired and, more bafflingly, kept for years. I […]

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Turning Down Work

As a freelancer, there are times when one has to make choices: choices about which companies to work for, which products lines to apply for work on, and which creators to work with to name but a few. There are even times when, if one is blessed, one has to make choices about which jobs […]

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Silence

Nothing I can write about here will be better or more eloquent than what has already been said. In fact, I’ve been wondering these last few weeks why adding my two cent’s worth would possible matter to anyone. Here’s what I’ve learned: when people of privilege (such as me) don’t speak up, change rarely happens. […]

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How We Get Through This

Something like 30% of the population here in the United States is out of work. Those that still have jobs are mostly in the service industries – jobs that pay poorly, offer little or nothing by way of benefits, and force those so employed to risk their lives on a daily – perhaps even hourly […]

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