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SIX OF THE BEST… streaming originals I watched this year

With the advent of streaming services, and the increasing budgets that are going toward original content for them, I've found myself watching more and more shows that just don't exist on traditional TV. Usually because [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… Star Trek: the Next Generation episodes so bad that I couldn’t let my daughter watch them

Star Trek: The Next Generation was, in general, a really good show. However, there were a few episodes that I just cannot condone showing to my daughter. Here's six of the worst of them. [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Star Trek: The Next Generation season seven episodes, according to my daughter

My daughter and I recently finished watching Star Trek: The Next Generation (my wife joined us for a good chunk of it too), and I figured I would squeeze a couple of columns out of [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… changes my wife thinks the NFL should make to their rules

I'm a huge NFL fan (although it gets harder every day with all the crap going on in and out of the league). My wife wasn't, at first -- still isn't, as a matter of [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… ways to support your writer friends when they publish a new book

We're now two days out from the release of my new novel, After the Apocalypse. I'm pretty excited about it. I've been working on it for six years -- well, actually, I had it done [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… times the hero and the villain teamed up

Let me caveat this right now by saying that I cannot possibly name all the hero-villain team-ups that have ever happened. That's literally impossible. And I'm sure that some of your favorites will get left [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… Halloween costume choices I’ve made

I enjoy Halloween. I like candy, and I like not having to do work because of Halloween-related activities. I think my costume this year was pretty good (check my social media to see photos). But [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… rules for naming your characters

With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I'm sure many of the writers in the crowd are working up their outlines and prepping for the marathon task of writing at least 1667 words per day through [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about Planet Builders

Back in the late 80s, several SF authors got together to write a series of YA sci-fi (really I would consider it middle-grade, not YA) about some teenagers who live on a newly-colonized planet about [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things The Orville did better than Star Trek: Discovery

I am, as you know by now, an enormous Star Trek fan. When I heard that Bryan Fuller was attached to a new Trek series, I had hopes. And then the studios ground up and [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|2 Comments