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Six of the Best/Worst lists

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

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