Category Archives: nonfiction

SIX OF THE BEST… abandoned column ideas

Every writer puts their half-written things on a shelf, ostensibly to be worked on later but really just abandoned. Here are some of mine.

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SIX OF THE BEST… lessons learned from Super Mario Run

I’ve been playing a lot of┬áSuper Mario Run lately. The game has a surprising amount of life lessons in it.

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SIX OF THE BEST… Tickets to Ride

Come on, ride that train. Choo choo. Ride it. Whoo whoo. I bet the Quad City DJs never thought their lyrics would be used to talk about board games.

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SIX OF THE WORST… problems with grounding your nerdy child

My kid got in trouble this week and got seriously grounded for the first time. But as my wife and I learned, it’s not easy when your child is nerdy.

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SIX OF THE BEST… things about writing by hand

I wrote 20,000 words of fiction in the last two weeks. My secret? I’m doing it by hand.

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SIX OF THE BEST… things about Chuck Tingle

I’m proving love in this week’s column.┬áSensitive buckaroos take note: this one contains adult language.

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SIX OF THE BEST… updates Disney could make to Beauty and the Beast

I’m seeing the movie tomorrow. Here’s some of what I’d like to happen.

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