Spell Canceller – An Old School YuGiOh Card Review
One of the cooler ultra rare YuGiOh cards from Magician’s Force was a card called Spell Canceller. This level 5 monster prevents the activation of Spell cards and negates the effects of any Spell cards already in play. Basically, he’s an Imperial Order – a card banned in tournament play for much of its existence […]
The Origins of The Phoenix Desertsong
The reason that The Phoenix Desertsong exists as a website is that it was a declaration to the world that this is who I am now.
Hardball 6 – A Nostalgic Look Back at My First Favorite PC Baseball Game
Hardball 6 wasn’t the best PC baseball video game ever, but despite its flaws, it remains among my all time favorites.
The Inevitability of Human Entropy
Many believe that humanity was an accidental byproduct of directionless evolution. I don’t believe this at all. But, I do believe in entropy.
8 Ideas to Keep Your Mind Creative
We’ve all had moments when we’re sitting at our desk, staring at a blank screen, and wondering how we’re going to come up with that next great idea. Some people turn to their trusted friends, while others head straight to the internet in search of inspiration. Still others grab their sketchbooks and start brainstorming away, […]
Why Editors Are Not Failed Writers
It’s likely that you may have heard the saying “most editors are failed writers,” and this sentiment is not only untrue, but quite insulting.
Finding Joy in Losing
Why Playing the Game is More Important Than Winning One of my favorite ongoing series I enjoy watching on YouTube is called DORKTOWN, run by Jon Bois and Alex Rubenstein of Secret Base, part of the massive fan-based sports community known as SBNation. Their November 2022 video about the worst season in NBA basketball history, […]
How the Most Confident People Deal With Self-Doubt
Have you ever experienced self-doubt? If so, you’re not alone. The most confident people feel it, too, but they deal with it differently than others. Confidence often gets labeled as arrogance and sometimes self-assurance is confused with conceit. But, in order to push yourself forward, you’ve got to be confident about yourself and your abilities. […]
The Art of the Essay
The art of the essay is a practice much like medicine and law. There are no predefined rules besides conventions of grammar holding together your thoughtforms, what we call words.
Tommy Pham – Every Red Sox Player Ever
Considering that Tommy Pham hit for a lousy .234 batting average in only 234 at-bats, it’s pretty safe to say he won’t be returning to the Red Sox for 2023.