The Greatest Star Wars Playset Never Sold

The Greatest Star Wars Playset Never Sold

The coolest Star Wars playset I had wasn’t the Death Star. It wasn’t the remote control Sandcrawler. It didn’t even come from Kenner. It came from the November 1978 issue of Woman’s Day Magazine. I’m talking about the Outer-Space Station....
My favorite acronym

My favorite acronym

“And why not?” Hiro raised his voice to match the team’s leader. “Bulk’s got nipple missiles.”   Val slammed a fist into the table. “That’s not what we call them and you know it! Those are the Nimbus Intercept Plasma Pulse Laser Explosive Systems!”  ...

Fascination – The Great Nation of Val Verde

The Val Verde. The nation of Val Verde. It’s down in South America nestled between… I can’t seem to find it on a map. There should be a map of Val Verde, but no one has made one. I want a giant world-domination sized map of Val Verde to hang behind me in my office. It...

Fascination – Bears

Bears are the badasses of the forest. Plain and simple. They’re big and they’ve got claws, but, more frightening, they have us all convinced that they only eat berries and stolen honey. The bear propaganda machine has us all lulled into a false sense of security....

Fascination – Einstein’s Refrigerator

Einstein invented a refrigerator. That alone is intriguing to me. I like to think that, after solving the mysteries of the universe, contributing to the downfall of the Nazis, and doing some insanely hard math, he reached for a beer and found it lukewarm. With the...


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