The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Golden eagle: the honey badger of birds

The shocking video of a giant flipping golden eagle, soaring in like some kind of pterodactyl, which I can’t even spell, to snatch a toddler — well, that thing may … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dogs driving cars, I kid you not

This isn’t one of those joke photos where somebody puts Spot on their lap as they’re cruising down I-5. This is a BBC news report from New Zealand, where they’re … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

SAME LOVE by Macklemore

My friend Max (short for Maxima, though if it were short for Maximus that would also be cool in a GLADIATOR way) has introduced me to Macklemore. He’s a Seattle … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

C.C. Humphreys: author, actor, fight choreographer

If you live in the Seattle, or the Kirkland — or even Denver, Portland and Instanbul  — there’s an author on tour you should meet. (See when and where below.) … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 7 Comments

The Series of Tubes is not a strategy

It pains me to see folks place all their faith in the Series of Tubes, whether they’re trying to sell books about Men in Kilts, punk rock songs with three … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · 9 Comments

Seattle superheroes challenged by supervillain Rex Velvet

Hokay, so around here , we don’t just watch caped crusaders and masked Avengers on the Imax while munching the Largest Bowls of Popcorn Known to Man. Up in Metropolis, … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 6 Comments