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SIX OF THE BEST… things about writing by hand

I've written over 20,000 words of fiction in the past two weeks. I hadn't written that much fiction in the past six months. What's my secret? I'm doing it by hand. Here are six of [...]

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

SIX OF THE BEST… things about Chuck Tingle

In the nerdy, writerly corner of the internet, the legend of Dr. Chuck Tingle has grown by leaps and bounds. Though he had been writing for some time, it wasn't until the Sad and Rabid [...]

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

SIX OF THE BEST… updates Disney could make to Beauty and the Beast

I bought my tickets to see the live-action Beauty and the Beast last week. The animated version is my wife's favorite movie, and since we have a busy weekend ahead we figured we'd make a [...]

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

SIX OF THE BEST… methods of faster-than-light travel

Depending upon what your favorite sci-fi universe is, you probably have a different mental picture of what faster-than-light travel looks like. I've read and seen a lot of sci-fi over the years, so I think [...]

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

SIX OF THE WORST… things about conference calls

Many of us nerds are forced to sit through interminable conference calls -- and most often more of them than we really need to be a part of. If you're a technical person, you just [...]

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

SIX OF THE BEST… movies from 2016 not nominated for Best Picture

The 2017 best picture nominees (and their release dates) are Arrival (11/1), Hacksaw Ridge (11/2) , Hidden Figures (12/25 -- limited release only), Lion (11/25), Moonlight (10/21), Fences (12/25), Hell or High Water (8/12), La [...]

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

SIX OF THE BEST… ways to save money on coffee

Coffee is a big business. Millions of people across the US drink it every day -- sometimes many times a day -- and while some people are content with the average office coffee machine's output, [...]

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

SIX OF THE BEST… “if video games have taught me anything” lessons

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most people reading this column have played at least one video game in their lives. But probably more. We've all learned lessons from video [...]

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

SIX OF THE WORST… Enterprise design problems

Matt Jefferies should be a household name to Star Trek fans. As art director of the Original Series, he's the one who came up with the general look of the USS Enterprise -- and that [...]

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

SIX OF THE BEST… Cardassian philosophies

Cardassians started out as reptilian bad guys on Star Trek: the Next Generation. All we knew about them was that they had no honor (per Worf) and that there had been a long conflict between [...]

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