• Cheyenne Saturday - Richard Jessup
  • The Bloody Medallion - Richard Jessup writing as Richard Telfair
  • Chuka - Richard Jessup
  • The Cincinnati Kid - Richard Jessup
  • The Branch Will Not Break - James Wright
  • Roadmap Through Bullying: Effective Bully Prevention for Educators - Julie Nicolai
  • The Definitive Brother Juniper - Father Justin 'Fred' McCarthy
  • Portrait of an Artist with 26 Horses: Empty-Grave Vanilla Edition - William Eastlake
  • The Tales of Yot - Adam Nicolai
  • The Shaggy Man of Oz - Jack Snow
  • The Magical Mimics in Oz - Jack Snow
  • The Silver Princess in Oz - Ruth Plumly Thompson
  • Armchair Locomotion - Jen May
  • Grin and Bear It - George Lichty
  • The Strange World of Mr. Mum - Irving Phillips
  • Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Brother Juniper at Work and Play - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Brother Juniper Strikes Again - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Battle Cry - Jen May
  • Inside Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • More Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • Well Done, Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • The Whimsical World of Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy
  • The Ecumenical Brother Juniper - Fr Justin McCarthy


Squatters in Support of Commuter Inaction

January 22, 2017

I had an epiphany. On the toilet. For some reason, the gods of enlightenment prefer to strike when I’m taking a dump. I think they just like watching me try to scribble manifestos out on toilet-paper. At least it’s two-ply. So I’m sitting there—squatting there actually (Squatty Potty FTW). Part of me is thinking about […]

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Terraria Tip: Automated Gold Farming by Selling Chests (Archived–No Longer Works)

April 12, 2013

**This bug has been patched on all platforms as of May 2014. This post is now for non-patched games and archival purposes only.** I watched a Youtube video about farming gold chests with active blocks. I also watched a video about farming dead goldfish with a crab-statue trigger. This is what happens when you combine […]

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Profiling the Private Gun Sale

February 16, 2013

I read Joe Nocera’s article “Notes from a Gun Buyback” in the New York Times today regarding a gun buyback and amnesty program in Newark that essentially put into action a plan I outlined in my earlier post “Let’s Complicate the Killing Spree–Buy the Killers’ Guns.”  Nocera writes that critics of the buyback plan claim […]

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Zero Dark Thirty: A sub-par Hollywood cliche hiding behind the badge of being “based on true events.”

January 13, 2013

One day, Not-A-Good-Movie strolled into a costume shop and flipped through the racks looking for something to wear. There, nestled in between The-Vietnam-War and The-Holocaust, it found a cute little number that fit perfectly—9/11. At the checkout register, Not-A-Good-Movie stumbled on the pièce de résistance for its new costume—a golden plastic badge imprinted with the […]

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Let’s Complicate the Killing Spree—Buy the Killers’ Guns

December 18, 2012

What will happen to the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle that was used to murder twenty kindergartners in Newtown, Connecticut? How about the 10mm Glock the shooter used to absolve himself of responsibility? I imagine they will be locked away in an evidence locker—stored until storage space is at such a premium they wind up going […]

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Diablo 3: How Blizzard and its ‘Real Money’ Auctions Prevent Cheaters, Dupers, and Botters from Saving the Game

August 16, 2012

This article was initially going to be an in-depth analysis of why Blizzard created a Real Money Auction House (RMAH), all the steps they took to protect and nurture it, and how those steps destroy Diablo 3, but it was turning into a dissertation about virtual economies and black markets, ignorant company executives, and what […]

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So I Saw: Radiohead 6/10/2012 @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheater, Tinley Park, IL

June 17, 2012

Though I have been a Radiohead fan for thirteen years, since 1999, I have never been to a Radiohead show before, something I had always sought to remedy, I wouldn’t miss this for anything, even the long drive, and the fact that my next day begins at 5:00am. Radiohead: June 10, 2012 setlist. (You can […]

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Movie Review: Prometheus – Ridley Scott. Even Shrinky Dinks and hard nipples couldn’t save this one.

June 17, 2012

**If it’s possible to spoil something already rotten then I suppose I should warn you that this review contains spoilers.** Why? That one word is the theme of Ridley Scott’s summer lackluster, Prometheus. It’s a great question too—one I have been asking myself all afternoon. Why didn’t I follow suit when the kid from Powder—who […]

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A Review and Application of: THE ART OF FICTION: Notes on Craft for Young Writers, by John Gardner

June 13, 2012

Everyone who writes likes to know how he or she is doing.  As you start out, no matter how well you think you are writing; chances are good you still harbor the dreaded trappings of what John Gardner calls—The Amateur. Before reading The Art of Fiction, I did not consider the “READER” as a factor […]

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Review and Problem Solutions: Toys R Us 18″ Avigo BMX Bicycle Model 81806 (016751818061)

April 23, 2012

NOTE: Scroll down if you are just looking for solutions to problems with this bike. NOTE: This bike does not come with a kickstand. Google “adjustable kickstand” and pick one up. They are $7 at Target. Empty-Grave Review My sons (4 & 6) are eager to be on two wheels so we went shopping for […]

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