Ed Martin, RIP

At the end of last week I was dealing with a sick child and a busy work week, so I barely looked at Facebook. Thus, I missed the news that… At the end of last week I was dealing with a sick child and a busy work week, so I barely looked at Facebook. Thus, […]

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New Years Eve

I spent New Years Eve with a glass of cheap champagne reading Flash comic books and watching Georgia Tech win the Orange Bowl. It was one of the most pleasant… I spent New Years Eve with a glass of cheap champagne reading Flash comic books and watching Georgia Tech win the Orange Bowl. It was […]

Holiday Willpower

I went the entirety of the holiday season, from the middle of December to present, without eating a single sugary snack. No cookies, no brownies, no fudge. No white chocolate… I went the entirety of the holiday season, from the middle of December to present, without eating a single sugary snack. No cookies, no brownies, […]

Kubb For Xmas

So my brother and I did this over the holidays. I understand now what Garrick van Buren likes so much about the game. Also, my Kubb set received its baptism… So my brother and I did this over the holidays. I understand now what Garrick van Buren likes so much about the game. Also, my […]

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Xmas Jade

My 12 year old niece last night: “Santa owes me 12 years of milk and cookies.”  Seems like someone is bummed out about learning a certain fact. My 12 year old niece last night: “Santa owes me 12 years of milk and cookies.”  Seems like someone is bummed out about learning a certain fact.

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Even The Cookies Know

Some things you can’t keep a secret, even from Chinese restaurants in Alabama. Some things you can’t keep a secret, even from Chinese restaurants in Alabama.

Actual Conversation

This actually just happened. KMart lady: “Well, your name isn’t on the order so I really shouldn’t let you get it. I will this one time though.” Me: “You have… This actually just happened. KMart lady: “Well, your name isn’t on the order so I really shouldn’t let you get it. I will this one […]

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Santa Faced Pancake

Around Halloween, IHOP had a promotion doing “scary face pancakes.” We never did go and get one, but that excited Punkin so we made some of them at home using… Around Halloween, IHOP had a promotion doing “scary face pancakes.” We never did go and get one, but that excited Punkin so we made some […]

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Thanksgiving Observation

For the second year in a row, we got a smoked turkey from Little Pigs, a BBQ joint in Socastee. It was so tender that trying to move it from… For the second year in a row, we got a smoked turkey from Little Pigs, a BBQ joint in Socastee. It was so tender that […]

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Punkin Head Fake of the Day

I had this exchange with my daughter the other day after having been to the Dia de los Muertos event at the Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. Punkin: “Daddy, your… I had this exchange with my daughter the other day after having been to the Dia de los Muertos event at the Art Museum in […]

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Goodbye to Absent Friends

Last weekend I drove to Charlotte to attend the memorial service for the late great Patrick “PG” Holyfield. It was a nice time and I’m glad I went, as nice… Last weekend I drove to Charlotte to attend the memorial service for the late great Patrick “PG” Holyfield. It was a nice time and I’m […]

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Do What You Don’t Hate

I have mentioned on the blog and my podcast that I think the advice “follow your dreams” and “do what you love and the rest will follow” is unintentionally cruel…. I have mentioned on the blog and my podcast that I think the advice “follow your dreams” and “do what you love and the rest […]

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LetterMo 2012

I was lucky enough to have made the acquaintance of Mary Robinette Kowal at Orycon 2006, when we were on several panels together. I’ve followed her ever since and noted… I was lucky enough to have made the acquaintance of Mary Robinette Kowal at Orycon 2006, when we were on several panels together. I’ve followed […]

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Smartphone Upside

I upgraded to a smartphone (Android, not iPhone) kicking and screaming. However I will admit that being able to blog from my phone in a dark room with a sleeping… I upgraded to a smartphone (Android, not iPhone) kicking and screaming. However I will admit that being able to blog from my phone in a […]

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Decision Fatigue

I’m still catching up on the unblogged items from throughout 2011, aka “The Year Lost to A Tiny Human.” Here is one from last August that I’ve been thinking about… I’m still catching up on the unblogged items from throughout 2011, aka “The Year Lost to A Tiny Human.” Here is one from last August […]

Blog Fodder and Life

Our baby was born last January. It’s amazing how much came to a grinding halt then and has never come back. I have seen no television since then except for… Our baby was born last January. It’s amazing how much came to a grinding halt then and has never come back. I have seen no […]

First Big Surprise of Being a Dad

So I had this idea of life with a baby that went like this: Baby is born and things are really tough. The first few weeks are insane, no one… So I had this idea of life with a baby that went like this: Baby is born and things are really tough. The first few […]

Why I’m Not Blogging Lately

I’ve occasionally had blogging slowdowns here but never for as good a reason as the current one. Last month our daughter Lila was born. For the time being, what blogging… I’ve occasionally had blogging slowdowns here but never for as good a reason as the current one. Last month our daughter Lila was born. For […]

New Years Means Nothing

I’ve drifted away from the Merlin Mann hero worship, but today I saw a really good post from him about changing habits and making resolutions. This is one of the… I’ve drifted away from the Merlin Mann hero worship, but today I saw a really good post from him about changing habits and making resolutions. […]

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Peace on Earth Starts at Home

It’s true that my output on all internet fronts has slowed waaaay down. I’m blogging less, podcasting less, tweeting not at all. For a long stretch of time that bothered… It’s true that my output on all internet fronts has slowed waaaay down. I’m blogging less, podcasting less, tweeting not at all. For a long […]

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