Our latest project: Stuffing 3 games into one deck of cards

My son Joe and I have a small, boutique, self-publishing game company, Ghoulash Games, through which we make and market our game GHOULASH: The Game of Pen & Paper Peril. This game, played entirely on paper using specially designed charts, is a two-player dungeon crawl where each player is the Dungeon Master of the other, much like a fancy version of Battleship, with each player hiding obstacles from the other. Continue reading “Our latest project: Stuffing 3 games into one deck of cards”

This holiday debate just needs to die, hard

This entry is a modification of a comment I made recently on a social media post about the classic 1988 action movie “Die Hard.”

Specifically the post was a link to a Buzzfeed sort-of article that sought to end the debate, once and for all, over whether “Die Hard” is a “Christmas movie.” The headline, in fact, was “Cut The Bullshit, ‘Die Hard’ Is Absolutely A Christmas Movie.” That Buzzfeed post was a rebuttal to another Buzzfeed post (don’t these people talk to each other at work?) that took people to task for claiming that “Die Hard” was their favorite Christmas movie. Continue reading “This holiday debate just needs to die, hard”

Never lose your Sense of Humor

Back in the ’90s I had the idea for a little visual pun that, if I do say so myself, is still quite clever to this day. The idea was to create a small, physical representation of someone’s sense of humor, so that when someone felt down and gloomy and odds were stacked against them, they could hold up the object and say, “Well, at least I still have my Sense of Humor.” Continue reading “Never lose your Sense of Humor”

My ‘Yellow Submarine’ Story; or, A Fight For Daycare Justice

Seeing the recent announcement of the LEGO Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Kit, complete with mini Beatles and mini Jeremy Hillary Boob, compelled me to tell my “Yellow Submarine” story:

Years ago, when my kids were pre-school age, we took them to a daycare center based in a downtown church. Kids were allowed to bring VHS movies to watch during the occasional TV time, so we sent our two with “Yellow Submarine,” which had just been released. Our kids loved it. Continue reading “My ‘Yellow Submarine’ Story; or, A Fight For Daycare Justice”