Because I Never Throw Anything Away I Can Share With You The Crappy Card Game I Made 24 Years Ago

BREAKING: I'm a nerd. I know. To many of my friends and family that admission will come as a total shock, but there it is. And, the horrible truth of it is, I've always been a nerd. Heaven help my sons, let us all hope they take after their mother. Being a colossal nerd I've been into colossally nerdy things, often well before being a nerd about said things was cool (See: comic books, role...

“Why Wasn’t I Consulted?”

“Why wasn't I consulted,” which I abbreviate as WWIC, is the fundamental question of the web. It is the rule from which other rules are derived. Humans have a fundamental need to be consulted, engaged, to exercise their knowledge (and thus power), and no other medium that came before has been able to tap into that as effectively. Paul Ford - "The Web Is a Customer Service Medium" Paul Ford's...

On Fatherhood

A little late with the 2018 introspection considering it's already day two of 2019 but I'm killing time late at night (or early in the morning) while kiddo #2 is passed out on my shoulder. Which is one of the best moments to have, warm lump content with the world snuggled in and all. This time next year we probably won't have these moments anymore, certainly not as often. At a certain point...

1993 Was The Greatest Year In Music But I’m Just Going To Write About Nirvana

Teenage angst has paid off well Now I’m bored and old “Serve the Servants” – Nirvana (In Utero) I’ve been on a nostalgia kick lately and I’ve dragged my kids along thanks to a curated Nirvana station on Pandora. My oldest, Sammy, routinely requests “Peaches” by Presidents of the United States of America, though it’s usually because he wants to fight like the ninjas at the end...

There Is Humor In Grief

Over at Karigee is an interesting highlight from a Q&A of Sarah Anne Johnson interviewing Amy Bloom in Conversations with American Women Writers (how's that for old school blogging link credit!): Q: You often use humor to diffuse an emotionally intense situation, and at the same time to create pathos, or a sense of the real sadness underlying the attempt at humor and the need for humor in a...