The Blarg!

January 26, 2015

 Today's blog, more than most, is an exercise in futility.  I want to communicate an idea to you, an endeavor that is doomed before I begin.


In today's world, communication can happen quicker than ever before in human history.  I type my words here and press "Post...

January 19, 2015

They say a magician NEVER reveals the secret.


Magicians love secrets, especially knowing them.  We love thinking we're smarter than everyone else in the room.  We giggle to ourselves about it, in fact.  We love to smirk when people say, "How did you DO that?"  We...

December 15, 2014

When I show my writings, my drawings, or even my magic to people they will (I hope) admire it, and then they'll often say something like:


"Gee, I wish I was creative."


The assumption they make is that creativity is a binary state, a condition that either exist...

December 8, 2014

I told a lie.


On a recent episode of The JuiceCast, the podcast I co-host, the question arose: What commitments do you have the hardest time keeping?  I replied that I have the hardest time keeping commitments I make to my wife just before I go to sleep, because I...

November 7, 2014

I’ve started coming up with game ideas for my role-playing group.  The following conversation is adapted from the notes I write as I think through the possibilities.  Annotations are in italics.  Jon, Brian, Doug—warning, spoilers ahead!  Everyone else--geek alert!...

November 3, 2014

Mission Control, this is Ticonderoga 2;  we are go for creative launch.  Commencing countdown at T minus 4…


4...) FUEL PUMPS ARE GO.  Everyone knows that without fuel, a rocket just sits on the launch pad like a high-tech grain silo.  The same is true for cre...

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