Kick-Ass definitely delivers

There was a lot of hype coming behind the superhero movie Kick-Ass, about a young kid who decides he wants to be a real-life superhero. This concerned me that maybe the hype might be overdone, but I can honestly say that the movie was well worth the viewing. Unlike a lot of other superhero movies that generally don’t take themselves … Read More

duaneKick-Ass definitely delivers

Ongoing thoughts on Stargate Universe

Okay, I’ll admit that my personal jury is still out on this show. Most of the first part of the season was pretty crappy in my opinion, but I was giving it the benefit of the doubt because I figured they had to build some kind of backstory and character development. But it really felt like it was just treading … Read More

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The First Rule of Teaching and Writing: Have a Lesson or a Story to Tell

Years ago, when I was 7 years old, I used to belong to the Santa Monica Boys’ Club, which used to sponsor all sorts of educational junkets. It was the place where I first joined a football team, a choir, a field hockey league, and all sorts of other activities. So, one day, I was signed up to join an … Read More

duaneThe First Rule of Teaching and Writing: Have a Lesson or a Story to Tell

The US Government’s Problem with the Census

There was another article today about how the Census is trying to target students to fill out their census cards because of the “need”. Every time there is an article of this nature, there is this commentary on how the census is necessary because without it our areas lose funding for roads, schools and all that. But here’s the problem … Read More

duaneThe US Government’s Problem with the Census

Writing is SO Easy that ANYBODY can do it…apparently

Turns out that reality (not so much of a) star Heidi Montag has announced that she is “writing a movie”. Really? It’s that easy? Does she even know how to read? This is one of those things that really bugs me about people who don’t write. They seem to believe it’s SO easy. For those of us who are actually … Read More

duaneWriting is SO Easy that ANYBODY can do it…apparently

The media still doesn’t understand “nice guys”

Well, instead of asking those “nice guys” where to find a nice guy, look right at them right now. There they are. They’re right in front of you.

duaneThe media still doesn’t understand “nice guys”

Building Worlds as a Part of the Writing Process

The point is that it is not just enough to write about a place and call that a “world”. There is so much more to the process than that.

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Why the Kindle never took over the world

But Amazon could have won the war right from the start if they would have done one thing, and that’s license other companies to sell their Kindles.

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Launching new site

For those just reading the blog, it won’t mean anything will really change for you. But new things will be popping up, like a lot more adventures of Stickman. Also, I’ll be focusing more on writing content, as that seems to be the most important thing in my life these days.

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