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Fact-checking: Assuring validity, relevance, and credibility

For good reason, such as the Amelia Bedelia Wikipedia hoax, professional writers (or writers’ editors) are required to fact-check sources. There are “good” and “bad” sources, and different ways to check validity, relevance, and credibility. An easy online indicator that the … Continue reading

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How to write a basic cover letter

I have gone through a lot of version of my cover letter since December 2012 when I was laid off. One thing I wish I could have taken in college but did not have time for was the resume writing … Continue reading

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Customizing NPC base classes into playable characters

I have a Player who is just smarter than me, and at first level managed to get 5k from his Tibbit family. I learned a few lessons, since I am still looking to resurrect my DM skillz. Be sure that … Continue reading

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My New Cooking Blog

Hey! Check out Rook’s Bad Cookbook to see my recipes all in one place. The theme of my cooking may have come across before now, but I feel like a very amateur cook exploring the wide realm of cooking possibilities … Continue reading

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Dark, Part 5 (Fin)

The following is the last of what I wrote of Darq. It was one of my favorite projects. I just wish it hadn’t seemed like such a ripoff. I can only think that I somehow remembered it subconsciously. Or something. … Continue reading

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Keeping it classy (making fun of brain cancer)

What’s fantastic? SELF magazine made fun of a cancer survivor’s tutu (article by Greg Bledsoe, 5 NBC Chicago). Likely an accident, but one born of judging another for an innocuous thing. After reading the article, I was somewhere between “Wow, what moron … Continue reading

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Darq, Part 4

* * * Since it was so dim, a small window letting in a sparse rectangle of light told me it was now night. Can’t believe they had the audacity to get me in plain view of day. Can’t believe I got … Continue reading

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