“Quotidian” is a highly unusual word that means “everyday” or “ordinary.” Which I think is ironic. I’m not claiming that the following are original words of wisdom at all. However, I think each one offers wise advice, and since I can’t find out the original author for any of them, they might as well belong […]Read more "10-List: Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s List of Everyday Wisdom)"
Satan is a popular character. After watching the most recent seasons of Lucifer and Supernatural, it occurred to me that the Devil has been a character in many works of fiction. For the record—hand to God here—I’m not including the Holy Bible, or any filmed works based on […]Read more "10-List: The Devil You Say: Lucifer on Film and TV"
After I watched Captain Marvel (great movie: you should check it out), I had completed all of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In point of fact, I had watched every MCU motion picture released to date. That’s a lot of movies, over a lot of years. 23 movies, in fact, over 11 years. […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Top 10 MCU Movies"
Okay. Maybe the word “essential” is overused. But, this is a more efficient title than “Firewater’s Personal Recommendations of Books for Writers, Limited to 10 of His Nonfictional Favorites.” As with any list of things, your personal mileage may vary. Although I haven’t read every book about writing or every reference book ever published, I […]Read more "10-List: Essential Books for Writers"
This is one I’ve been thinking about, just for fun. I mean, what’s more fun than thinking about ways to die? I can tell you. Thinking about ways I probably will not die. This stems from a conversation—several such conversations, truthfully—that I had with Sharon, my wife. It concerned one of the many tragedies we […]Read more "10-List: 10 Ways That I Will Not Die"
Sometimes, the most difficult thing to do is to follow the rules you’ve set for yourself. I have ground rules for these things. A 10-List has ten entries only. No matter what. It’s not always the “Top 10.” Sometimes it’s the ten most essential items, or the ten things that best represent whatever it is […]Read more "10-List: All-Time Favorite Television Series"
I’ve watched every episode of Trek, to save you from having to do so. No one needs to watch all of the episodes of TOS. In fact, most of Season 3 can be safely skipped. If you’re a Cliffs Notes type of person and just want to get the essence of the series, I’d recommend […]Read more "10-LIST: Essential Star Trek Original Series Episodes"