Must Haves – Road Trip Games

The road trip. Once a cherished tradition is now mostly a carbon creating guilt trip full of poor LTE coverage and plenty of downloaded movies. However, when you have to be somewhere and you don't have to fly, hopping into a car and hitting the highway is pretty nice. I remember games of slugbug and … Continue reading Must Haves – Road Trip Games


Criteria – A Crucial Update for the Modern World

Sites like Yelp need more review criteria. Rating based on five stars for the overall experience? That's not detailed enough. We live in the age of data, the age of analysis, the age of the algorithm. We need as much detail as possible in these reviews. I don't want to see what Bobby from Pueblo … Continue reading Criteria – A Crucial Update for the Modern World

Snowball Fight! A 3D Printer Dexterity Game

Snowball Fight! I made a game for the ol' 3D printer. Players flick a token around a map they get to build and design themselves. Trees, huts, houses and snow bunkers keep players hidden from zipping snowballs.  The goal can be to hit others to eliminate them or run to their starting bunker and take … Continue reading Snowball Fight! A 3D Printer Dexterity Game

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

Highly Unlikely Situation

I write about Nic Cage much too often for an adult with actual responsibilities.  It is a problem I am totally fine with.  Nic Cage movies were a big part of my early cinema experience.  The mid-90s were anything but Cage leaving in 60 seconds. The movies were all basically the same.  Cage's character was … Continue reading Highly Unlikely Situation

Blogs You Should Know About

If, like me, you need something to read this weekend that doesn't require a 600 page commitment since the kiddos start school in, like, thirtEEN MINUTES!!!AHHH! How did this happen?! Pencils, we need pencils! Here are some blogs to help you out. First up, a brand new blogger comes out swinging.  He's a childhood friend/neighbor/witness … Continue reading Blogs You Should Know About

Myth Battles 

The firstborn is really, really into Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.  Thank goodness, because that is one very good series of books, and the little human's interest in history (godly or not) is picking up.  Win win situation. As this is the current "it" item in our home, we're pretty inundated with … Continue reading Myth Battles