Category Archives: Etc

The Universal Truth of Ellen Page

Twenty-five years ago it was “Be excellent to each other.” Forty-five years ago it was “All you need is love.” Guess it was time for another reminder. Tucked within Ellen Page’s speech was a universal truth: “You’re here because you’ve … Continue reading

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Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining linguistics

Language is alive. Language evolves. Words gain different contexts, alternate meanings, new layers of subtlety. But just so we’re clear: “Gay,” when used in a negative judgmental context, is still something to avoid. Saying something undesirable is “gay” still draws … Continue reading

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Kickstarter, I shop you

As I have mentioned before, I like Kickstarter. I regularly say that I shop on Kickstarter. According to a recent blog from the team at Kickstarter, I am wrong. It’s hard to know how many people feel like they’re shopping … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays, and I mean it

I have always been a Christmas guy. I grew up in the suburbs where most houses strung lights across the roof, and I loved going around at night to see them. My parents used to take us for drives in … Continue reading

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The origins of #GratefulWed

I was sick a fair amount as a kid — I always had a bug. And I remember one day thinking, “Man, I will be so happy when this is gone.” And I held myself to that — I realized … Continue reading

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OK, LA isn’t THAT bad

I’ve moved since the last post and the new place has improved my state of mind considerably. I am one of those people who is not happy unless I am happy in my physical space. The new digs are much … Continue reading

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LA sucks

So, 10 months in, the new gig is working out. Activision has my back and has given me incredible freedom and autonomy. I’m almost my own boss. I am seeing what I do have a positive effect, internally and externally, … Continue reading

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Zazzle, round two

This time they told me I don’t own something I created. Please envision this FUCK YOU in much larger letters, possibly blinking.

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I am blogging

Just not here so much at the moment. I am mixing business and pleasure over at OneOfSwords. So if you’re not reading that…read that. 🙂

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Radio Free Amrich

LA is nice but we miss our old morning radio show from SF. The LA DJs are all aging fratboys making fart jokes and talking about sports and Elvis. I miss the sardonic whinings of Sarah & Vinnie. Kat found … Continue reading

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