Month: September 2022

Phoenix Resale Proves You Can Make a Living Reselling Video Games Online

Just make it clear that your YouTube channel and game reselling business need to be treated as such and don’t give the haters more fuel than they need. Yet another of my favorite gaming YouTube Channels I discovered through Retro Rick’s 10 Dollar Game Collection challenge is Phoenix Resale. Caleb is a former pool boy […]

Never Stop Learning: The Pursuit of Knowledge Must Continue

No matter how advanced our species becomes, there will always be something more to learn, discover, and improve upon. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur or business leader to stay on top of new developments within your field. The pursuit of knowledge must continue if you want to grow as a human being. But, […]

Pokemon Red vs Pokemon Blue – Google Trends Deep Dives

In our Google Trends Deep Dives series, we will be looking at popular VS arguments and seeing what the free data analytics website can tell us about the search trends for each opposing topic over time. Perhaps the one argument I’ve never gotten around to actually writing about is figuring out which of Pokemon Red […]

Is Pawmi Good? – New Scarlet and Violet Pokemon

At first glance, Pawmi would appear to be Scarlet and Violet’s token Electric Mouse Pokemon. Even in the Generation 9 pocket monster games, it seems that this is a trend that can’t help but continue. But, could Pawmi end up having an evolution with a secondary typing to make it stand out from Pokemon’s other […]

4 Things I Learned From Just the First Few Chapters of Lifehacker Third Edition

In my first in a long series of “What I’m Reading” weblog posts, I’d like to share what I’ve been learning from the book Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better, 3rd Edition, by Adam Pash and Gina Trapani. This edition was written in June 2011, so there are many life hacks which, […]

Photophile Musings – The Sparkle Barn

The Sparkle Barn in Wallingford, Vermont is a great shop with tons of artistic handcrafted gifts nested inside an 1800’s dairy barn. My favorite products there are the wide selection of both softbound and hardbound journals. I bought just one today, but there’s little doubt I’ll be returning soon for more! You can also shop […]

How Was Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl the Best Selling Video Game in Japan for 2022?

While I’m certainly not as down on Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (aka BDSP) as it seems so much of the Pocket Monster fandom is, I’m rather surprised that the 2021 titles combined to win two Japan Game Awards. Not only was the duo the best selling video game in Japan for the past […]

How to Put the All-Time Record Sale for the Mickey Mantle Baseball Card in Perspective

On August 28th, 2022, ESPN broke the story of the all-time record sale of a sports item at auction to that point. A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, graded 9.5 Gem Mint by SGC, sold for $12.6 million, a sum which includes a buyer’s premium. Here is the actual auction page on Heritage Auctions for […]

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