The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Big boat from a much smaller boat

Yes, I know that’s technically a ship. Raised my first mainsail. Hoisted the jib. Good times.

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

FROZEN: THE PHANTOM EDIT

After spending a week hanging out with our two-year-old niece, I’ve memorized the words to “Let It Go” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” Those two songs–especially “Let It … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

The past, present and future of news

This post is like X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, except with printing presses and the web instead of Hugh Jackman. We’ll go back in time, return to the present and … Continue reading

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Quirky and Fun versus Weird for the Sake of Weird

In my sacred quest to watch Every Decent Thing on Netflix, I’ve seen a lot of quirky movies that make fun of the action and superhero genres. All good, right? … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 craziness leads to brilliant and funny music videos

Now, this fake Japanese commercial for Trump is spot-on and hilarious. But the seriousness and inevitably silliness of a campaign that started out with 20+ candidates and now has our … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The killer beside you

The first murderer I ever met was tall and awkward, with curly hair. But this was sixth grade, and we were all a bit awkward. Every one of us. This … Continue reading

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What makes bad writing bad? | Books | The Guardian

This. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/20/what-makes-bad-writing-bad-toby-litt

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment