Archive for November 2019

The computer room

The computer room
The Living Room is the main¬†showcase piece of any house. Your best chairs, best couch. Living rooms give off the impression that your family comes home, turns on Mozart, and reads from the great Russian novels. No spills, no swears, not even a bad thought has ever taken place¬†in the Living Room. And so when... Read more »

Smash Mouth's "All-Star" turns 20-years-old

Smash Mouth's "All-Star" turns 20-years-old
It was the summer of 1999. I was headed to summer camp at Barstow Woods. The camp was two miles away from my elementary school, but felt like an entirely different world. Barstow Woods introduced kids from all across Midland. You had Parkdale. Plymouth. The Catholic kids from Blessed Sacrament. There was an elementary school... Read more »

30 book ideas for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

30 book ideas for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
November marks the start of the annual “National Novel Writing Month.” It’s a chance for people all around the world to join a writing community and commit to completing a rough draft in 30 days. One of the communities in the Chicago area is ChiWriMo. I’d heard of NaNoWriMo before, but I had no idea... Read more »
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