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A Reflection on Dawson’s Creek (Inspired by the Nerdist Writer’s Panel)

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I remember people criticizing the dialogue of the show: “Nobody talks like that.” But me and my friends did. We were pop culture sponges and fiction devourers, fully loaded with catchphrases, quotes, and a zealot’s appreciation for lyrical vocabulary words. Dawson’s Creek tapped a nerve, with a voice that felt both fresh and honest, and undeniably familiar as well.

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Protecting Artist Alley

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I recently provided this article for Nerd For A Living: Back in 2012, comics news sites, blogs and forums had their collective heads on fire about Marvel’s legal dealings with …

Midwestern Hospitality?

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After some day-after-National-Hangover-day laziness (the joyful indolence of those who did not have the Hangover to begin with), @WendyBuske and I reluctantly ventured out into the world of commerce. Boy, was that an ill-thought plan.
Fairview Heights is the primary center of commerce for the Illinois-side of the St. Louis metro area. During the holiday season it becomes a national disaster, as Christmas shoppers dog pile on sale racks and litter Highway 64 with fender benders. You’d expect the pandemonium to slow down a bit…

Another Flooding

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It’s been a rainy Fall here in the midwest, and when the St. Louis metro gets saturated, basements start flooding. Ours is no exception. Friday night, we returned from work …

Kindness and Generosity at Red Robin

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This afternoon, my wife (@wendybuske) and I were dining with my sister, Cathy, and her husband, Jack, at the Red Robin restaurant in Edwardsville, IL. We don’t often get a …