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SIX OF THE WORST… self-promotion fails

If you follow me on any social media and don't live under a rock, you know that I wrote a new novelette and released it last month. Let me pause for a moment while you [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about social media (for writers)

If you're a writer, having a social media presence is pretty damn important. After all, where are your readers going to go to learn more about you, your books, what's happening, and what you're working [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… pop-up Twitter accounts

When Pope Benedict XVI was poped* in 2005, I was a member of TotalFark, the unfiltered firehose of user-submitted stories that eventually might make it to the free frontpage of Fark.com. I was watching the [...]

By |February 10th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… new words and symbols we (unfortunately) need

I usually try to keep these columns lighthearted and funny, but I wrote this one the day after the Louisiana theater shooting. I've been working in the media industry since 1999. I did spot news [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… things about being Mark Oshiro (part 2 of 2)

You may remember last week (part 1) when I introduced you to Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads/Watches, a man who is literally living the dream: his full-time job is watching TV and reading books, and [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… problems that are CNN’s fault

I'm writing this column at the same time as the missing Malaysian Airlines flight news coverage fiasco is going on. Not to belittle the tragedy that is the (probable) death of hundreds of people, but [...]

By |April 16th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things to bring on a long car trip

When I was a kid, my family would regularly take four-hour drives from our home in south Florida up to Orlando to visit Disney. Then, when I went to college in Orlando, it was about [...]

By |March 19th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

Finding Happiness via HTTPS

As I write this post, it's March 14, 2014 -- Pi Day, and the day the Veronica Mars movie releases to the world*. I just watched video of Mark Oshiro, one of this century's greatest [...]

By |March 17th, 2014|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments

Forgotten Sagas of the 13th Age – Session 27: Moving on in Baldann

We kick off the new year with the aftermath of a very personal fight for Bryn. His sister lies dead, having betrayed kith and kin to escape the pressures of Dwarven society and her place [...]

By |January 9th, 2014|Gaming Addicts Anonymous|0 Comments

Live Long And Stick It To The Man!

There are many ways to stick it to the Man, but doing it in Klingon takes flair. We’re not talking about a simple Klingon insult, spat out in fury when that damn moron at Mickey [...]

By |January 4th, 2014|Nerdery Publications|1 Comment