Author: Bart Carroll

D&D: The Unconventional Challenge

My article, published on the D&D website: Every season on Project Runway, one episode is devoted to “the unconventional challenge.” This is a process whereby the designers are taken to some random location—a dollar...

Top 10 Suggested NFL Rules Changes

When the day finally comes (finally) where I’m decreed king of the world, following are the Top 10 rule changes I plan to institute across the NFL. For now the CFL remains exempt, but...

Parent Island: Invasion

From adventures in new parenting: The Little Lord grows ever more paranoid against invasion. I have observed him whenever an aeroplane of any sort passes overhead—he will excitedly call it out, alerting his defense...

Parent Island: The Red Devil

From adventures in new parenting: It has become apparent that while the Little Lord is supreme ruler here on Parent Island (some might further qualify his title as tyrant, dictator, or perhaps even mad...

Parent Island: Bathing

From adventures in new parenting: A brief update, concerning the Little Lord’s ablutions. The Little Lord, as I have seen, not only rules the island but physically adorns himself with grubby fistfuls of the...

Parent Island: Bellies

From adventures in new parenting: It has been some time since last issuing a field report from Mysterious Parent Island. Regrettably, this has been largely due to my confinement here and subsequent forced labor...

Parent Island: Television

From adventures in new parenting: Parent Island, however otherwise primitive seeming, does also boast its share of technologies. No doubt these materials came to the island by gift, or by capture, or possibly as...

Halloween: In Cartoons

For Halloween this year, Quinn wore the a dragon/dinosaur costume. Jared von Hindman then recreated this image in the following cartoon (down to the football-shaped candy basket), and all I can say is awesome!...

Monster Ecology: Snake Eyes

Tip of the hat to the Hack & Slash blog, covering Dungeons & Dragons and gaming. In particular, I’ve been looking back through their monster ecology series, with great delight for their crowdsourced “rumors...

Review: Aliens

I have an image, of a young, scholarly Quinn (my son) entering his Middle School science fair… where he has been prodded into covering the life cycle of insects. Why? Really so that I...