SIX OF THE BEST… reasons not to watch The Defenders

I really wanted to like The Defenders. At least, I wanted to like it more than I actually did. This column contains spoilers.

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SIX OF THE BEST… little annoyances on TV shows (that I just can’t ignore)

Journalism careers do not work the way they do on most TV shows. It drives me crazy. So I wrote a column about how it bugs me, and how other things on TV bug me.

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SIX OF THE BEST… Haven troubles

The “troubles” are supernatural afflictions affecting the townspeople of Haven, Maine, on a show called Haven that originally aired on SyFy. The show is now on Netflix, and I figured I should finish watching it after only making it through two seasons during first-run. So I did, and then I made a list of the troubles. Well, some of them. Six, to be exact.

And yes, there’s a reason I put Shatner in this post.

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“Digging Up Doug” by Ron Riekki

In episode 289 of Tales to Terrify, you can hear me perform “Digging Up Doug” by Ron Riekki. It’s short horror, with no explicit, gory, or sexual language or activities… but that doesn’t make it any less horrific.

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SIX OF THE BEST… weird dreams I keep having

I’m posting this late today because I fell asleep and I dreamed. A lot. But not about any of these six things, interestingly.

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SIX OF THE WORST… things your company can do if you have anxiety

My company has been on a “get to know how everyone works together” kick, which is a great idea. But it terrifies people who suffer from anxiety. Not that that’s going to stop them, despite the fact that about 18% of people deal with some form of mental illness, and anxiety is a big percentage of that.

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“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”

In 2013 at the Taos Toolbox writing workshop, I wrote a short-story about a man who’s never been to a cemetery. When he finally goes to one, after his partner dies, he makes a new friend… who died several years ago. It’s a quiet little ghost story that I’m quite proud of. I hope you like it too.

“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, out now in Storyteller Magazine, volume 1, issue 5, for August 2017.

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