Category Archives: Crazy Cool Stuff I’ve Learned

Why Emoticons Are The New Punctuation ;)

Let’s start with a sentence. “I think that’s really great.” Punctuation, traditionally, has been what changes the intended tone of the sentence. “I think that’s really great!” I think that’s really great?” “I think that’s really great…” Let’s change to … Continue reading

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Write What You Feel

I used to get really irritated whenever I read a writing book that told me to write what I know. I’m a fantasy writer, who occasionally slips into sci-fi, and I mocked it endlessly. The only people who write only … Continue reading

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Three Christmas Carols With Uncomfortably Creepy Undertones

I love Christmas music, to be perfectly honest with you. I know all of the lyrics to Sleigh Ride and Taylor Swift’s version of Last Christmas, and I’m struggling with learning the lyrics to The Bells (You know, the one … Continue reading

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How To Make Friends Using Science.

Friends are good things to have around, in general. Humans are social creatures, and we need people to talk to who aren’t related to us and who don’t know far too much about our sleeping habits and how long we … Continue reading

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The Common Sense Guide To Party Throwing.

***This post is inspired by the utterly pathetic showing at the Old Town Christmas Parade. I am ashamed of you, guys. A parade is supposed to be a party, not a bunch of elementary schoolers walking with glowsticks, with a … Continue reading

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How to take great photos—even on your cell phone

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Taking great photos isn’t just about having a nice camera. I’m a firm believer that good photography comes from smart photographers who think creatively and know how to make the most of what they’ve got—whether…

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Net For Hope Foundation

It’s almost Thanksgiving, that time of year when we Americans stuff ourselves with turkey and pie and get the creeping guilty feeling that there is probably someone out there who is not as lucky as we are. The time of … Continue reading

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