From the Town Records of Shadow River

From the public records of the town of Shadow River Public Meeting Township of Shadow River Date: June 21, 2018 Mayor Rodney Blueburn's first post-disaster regroup Nature of meeting: Hail storm Blueburn: Fellow citizens, we have made it through something of a disaster.  Trees, toppled. Rivers, runeth over. Local bars, stinkier than usual. But beyond that, … Continue reading From the Town Records of Shadow River

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Best Ways to Make a Boring Meeting Less So

This June, I'm going to refocus the content provided on good ol' Shawn Writes Stuff to be more helpful in the tasks I assume my readers may endure.  I don't actually know anything the good ol' readers of this blog as I don't collect that data (which is weird since I'm a big ol' data … Continue reading Best Ways to Make a Boring Meeting Less So

Summer Plans

It was 90*F today.  My car's AC was maxed out. Rolling down a window would have meant mosquitos hitting me at 65mph. Summer has come early. Or this is the new normal and we are way too late to solve climate change.  One or the other, right? With very warm weather hitting like a prizefighter … Continue reading Summer Plans

From the Town Records of Shadow River

From the public records of the town of Shadow River. Public Meeting Township of Shadow RIver Date: April 28, 2018 Mayor Rodney Blueburn's first public meeting Nature of meeting: 99 Friends Group Mayor Rodney Blueburn: Hello and welcome to this first of what I plan to be many public meetings.  Like ol' FDR's fireside chats, but … Continue reading From the Town Records of Shadow River

Old Stories

We're traveling back in time this evening.  I started a new post about the incredibly dark themes of the old school screen saver program "After Dark" before really starting to think of how messed up the early years of home computers were. In those interactive screensavers, you could mow over cats.  This program was available … Continue reading Old Stories

Office Class

Follow me on this completely unoriginal idea, but one I will certainly pursue beyond the point of amusing. Tabletop RPG. Pick your class and navigate the social and political workings of the modern office without actually having to deal with one.  Use your key phrase, know your strengths, avoid your weaknesses and emerge from the work … Continue reading Office Class

Date Night Ideas

Date night ideas for the partnerships looking for something new.   Build a submarine. Recreate the Bond movies. Go to a sign store, print a number of signs that read "Stage A" and "Stage B" and put them on doors throughout a strip mall.  One sign placed four miles away reads "Egg Jugglers Wanted" with … Continue reading Date Night Ideas