That was the magic comment number on yesterday’s Fuzzy Nation giveaway contest. And this is the fellow whose comment was at that number. Congratulations to him, and thank you everyone for playing. Don’t worry — I’ll give away… Read More

My Wife’s New Toy

We got the new mower a week ago, but fate (and rain) kept it and my wife apart. No longer! Here she is, happily ensconced in its chair, subjecting the lawn to its first whirring slice-ination of the… Read More

And Now: Bees!

Because it’s that time of year. Nope, didn’t get stung. I’m not a flower, and they have work to do.

Obama’s Deficit Reduction Speech

Since I know some of you will want to discuss it (politely), here’s the place to do it. For those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the text. I normally point to the New York Times for stuff… Read More

Guess the Alpha Pet in This Relationship

Go on, guess! Mind you, the cat has a history of dog bed appropriation. When your name is Zeus, I guess you just think it’s your due.

Multiple Revenue Streams, Revisited

Yesterday I rather cryptically announced on Twitter that at that moment someone was using me as an example of something; that person was Cory Doctorow, in a Twitter discussion with author David Hewson about writer career models. Hewson… Read More

Athena and the Pre-CGI Effects Films of Death!

My FilmCritic.com column is back on its regular schedule, and this week my daughter (seen above, scowling dramatically) passes judgement on all effects-laden films prior to Jurassic Park and finds them completely unacceptable. Why does she do this… Read More