Category Archives: Slice of Life

A sense of place

Saw this post from a great writer on Twitter, who has written several novels over the past few years, usually set in various parts of Mexico. It got me thinking about the sense of place in fiction, about the places … Continue reading

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Boys Will Be Aziz Ansari

I see a great many people in my social sphere sharing links and talking about the recent Babe article about a date with comedian Aziz Ansari. There have been some truly egregious, tone-deaf and worse-than-pointless opinion pieces in the media … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays, Los Angeles

­čś│The scene in California is straight out of a Roland Emmerich film Posted by Barstool Sports on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 I awoke this morning to find this seemingly impossible video on my news feed. Every time I see something … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Suck

A word about the healing power of sucking at something. I went to karaoke tonight with the full intention of singing less than perfectly. I deliberately picked out a few songs I loved, but had never tried to sing outside … Continue reading

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Norwescon – April 16, 2017

My 1:00 pm panel today was on Video Game Art. But it was Easter Sunday, and only 3 people showed! So we decided to rebel a little. Veteran artist Brian Snoddy and I invited the audience up to our table, … Continue reading

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Norwescon – April 15, 2017

People are continuing to playtest┬áour new board games at Norwescon 40. ­čśÇ Great gamers, great feedback. Many thanks to everyone who turned out to play The Pit and Control! Started my day at a rollicking Video Game panel with Donna … Continue reading

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Standing Up To The Mob

Summary Notes from the Standing Up to the Mob panel.┬á┬áThis was a discussion at Norwescon 40, with┬áCat Rambo, the current President of the Science Fiction Writers of America,┬áMichelle Mickey Schulz, the Editor/Publisher of Geek Girls Rule!, veteran cosplayer Torrey Stenmark … Continue reading

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Norwescon – April 14, 2017

Woot! My team is at Norwescon this weekend play-testing our new board games, The Pit and Control! Come on up to Maxxi’s or down to Evergreen 1 & 2 to throw some dice and kill some monsters. You know you … Continue reading

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Norwescon 40 – April 13, 2017

Just finished my first panel of the convention, “Let’s Design A Monster”, and it was really a gas. Ogre Whiteside and Dylan Templar and I worked with a fantastic audience and whipped up four really horrifying monster concepts. I liked … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories of Mister Bear

Mr. Bear walks into the room while I am putting on Christmas clothes for a Christmas party. MB: “I don’t think that Christmas movies are really trying.” ME: “In what sense?” MB: “I just searched through the Netflix Christmas movie … Continue reading

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