Category Archives: makin’ cool s*** out of junk

One of my favorite stores is Goodwill. The sleazier, the better (that’s where all the good treasure is). Here are some ideas for taking stuff nobody else wants and making it work for you in a brand new way.

Scoop: Dagorhir Slices Up Fun at Blackburn Park

Did you miss me? Aw, that’s sweet. I’m around, but I’ve been busy working on the sequel to Temp and contributing to my alma mater’s alumni blog. If you’re a Mayer fan, then bless you. Enjoy this post about the … Continue reading

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More Great Last Minute Halloween Costumes

This year’s Halloween costuming has been a bit of a saga, starting this past summer with a boxed-in promise to deliver a great idea to all you Halloween lovers who are also major planners. Two weeks ago, I cooked up … Continue reading

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Turns Out Invasive Species Aren’t That Hard to Kill

Before you jump into this week’s literary hill of beans, make sure you read last week’s post to get caught up on the action. (Lights come up) So there I was, sitting at my desk, knowing there was a captivating stranger … Continue reading

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Best Homemade Halloween Costume: Phew, I’m Still Original

In my last post, I said that as far as I knew, I was original. Which is true. As far as I knew. Over the summer, I promised to deliver the planet’s most unique idea for a homemade Halloween costume, … Continue reading

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Glass Marbles: More Complicated than Existentialism

I recently decided that I wanted some marbles. Why, you wonder? Who knows. Sometimes you just get a thing into your head and there’s nothing to be done about it except get what you want. With an objective as easy … Continue reading

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Best Homemade Halloween Costume: Don Your Red Jackets for a Box Hunt

Note to readers: The long-promised “Best Homemade Halloween Costume” update post is now live and can be read here. As I take a break from working on author photos (and holy mackerel, your suggestions blew me away), I’d like to … Continue reading

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Poor Mississippi

The other day I was at one of my favorite Goodwills, and it left me feeling sorry for the state of Mississippi. Not for the classic reasons including floods, other miscellaneous natural disasters, or the fact that, when criticized, surrounding … Continue reading

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