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SIX OF THE BEST… things I’m looking forward to in my new house

I bought a house last week. Or, more accurately, I bought the right to pay the bank for a house that I will be occupying for a long time. Maybe forever. There are a lot [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… lessons learned from the things in my cubicle

I work in a cubicle. It's an open cubicle, so I'm not isolated or anything, but it's still a cubicle. I sit here for about nine hours a day, minus meetings. So of course I'm [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… ways to stay unhappy

Americans are not happy people. This is not a political statement (although it certainly could be, especially with the news that's been coming out about the president over the past week, or month, or quarter). [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about One-Punch Man

Recently Netflix recommended to me a show called One-Punch Man. Here is the description: The most powerful superhero in the world can kill anyone with one blow. But nothing can challenge him, so he struggles [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… abandoned column ideas

I've been writing this column for more than three years now. I'm actually kind of amazed that I haven't stopped doing it. But that's beside the point. What I'm actually saying right now is that, [...]

By |April 26th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… lessons learned from Super Mario Run

I've been playing a lot of Super Mario Run lately -- it's just the sort of mindless hedonic treadmill that I need to keep my brain from engaging too much in all the horrible things [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Tickets to Ride

My daughter is on her spring break right now, and is spending it with her mother, but before she left we spent an entire weekend playing board games -- mostly Ticket to Ride*. So, before [...]

SIX OF THE WORST… problems with grounding your nerdy child

I'm rather proud of the fact that my daughter is kind of a nerd. Oh, she won't admit it, but she loves Star Trek, board games, Minecraft, and technology in general. And I'm also proud [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

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