I don’t understand it. But I accept it.

I don’t understand it. But I accept it. I find myself saying this more and more lately. It’s like a mid-life mantra. It was in my head when I was digging into Twitch and trying to understand why so many people like watching other people play video games when simple...

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Trolley Was a Punk

Scale models are cool. If you don’t believe me, just look for sci-fi models on Pinterest and see how deep that rabbit hole goes. They’re cool. And that’s why Trolley was such a punk. On Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood there were two ways into the land of Make-Believe. He...

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The New Batman

The news has been out there for some time now, I just needed time to process it.  Robert Pattinson is going to be the new Batman. The sparkly vampire from the most millennial movie of all time is the Dark Knight. Many people have come to his defense saying...

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Write with the door closed…

Stephen King said “Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” But he did an awful lot of coke and while blow and closed doors may have been fantastic for his productivity, writing with an audience has been good for mine. For the last couple of weeks I’ve...

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Those Damn Bears and Their Fancy Math

I know I'm getting screwed. Every time I have to get toilet paper, I know I’m being taken for a ride and the whole time those damn bears are just smiling at me. Much like the rest of the world, I was delighted when Charmin embraced the fact that bears do indeed shit...

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An Unfortunate Accident

We went to a couple of open houses this weekend. It’s been years since I’ve done that and I was surprised how quickly I became comfortable with walking into a stranger’s home and rooting around, judging them for their taste and questioning their design choices. While...

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How To Be A Great Boss

I’ve been my own boss for a while now and I thought I was pretty good at it. But I found myself back in a corporate environment a few times over the last few months and it reminded me exactly what makes a great leader: Halving things, animal metaphors and having hard...

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Love Death and Robots

I sat and watched the entirety of Love Death and Robots last night. Morbid curiosity got me through the first  three episodes. But I'm glad I stuck with it because I really enjoyed a lot of the stories in the series. If you're not familiar with the Netflix series,...

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Rad and the Fall of the Iron Curtain

The Color of Money. Creed. Cobra Kai. I love these shows because they give us a look at some of our favorite characters twenty or thirty years later. And with the success of Creed, I’m starting to get my hopes up for a continuation of the movie Rad. I’m sure you all,...

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Revenge and Killer Whales

Revenge of the Apocalypse is now available in audio. The book takes place in Niagara Falls so I thought I’d talk a little about my experience with the city. Growing up in Canada was a lot like that episode of G.I. Joe where Steeler, Flint, Lady Jaye and others find...

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