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Why I Don’t Write Anymore

by Nate St. Pierre on June 14, 2015

A friend recently asked me why I haven’t written anything lately. It’s a fair question, I suppose. From 2009 through 2014, this little blog was a reliable place to find a bit of well-written and interesting content, good discussions, and usually a way of seeing the web as a place to harness some of the […]

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Out of Time

by Nate St. Pierre on March 30, 2015

[Just a fun little 26-sentence writing prompt, using sequential letters of the alphabet to start each sentence.] Already. Barring a miracle, the ship would break up long before it reached the planet’s surface. Chronos was supposed to be the salvation of mankind, but colonizing a world with time-bending properties came with a price. “Dilation pockets” […]

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Loggers carry the swagger of having the most dangerous job in America, unless you count that one old dude sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office. A sitting American president is 15 times more likely to be killed on the job over the course of his career (5-year average) than the 2nd-place occupation on […]

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I’m frustrated today, guys. I’ve been frustrated for about six years, actually. This is because we have exactly 7,834,922 brilliant people in this country, and they have yet to build a digital storytelling platform that truly takes advantage of the dynamic nature of the web, especially for web comics. This field should be amazing us […]

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Raise Your Hand If You Know What You’re Doing

January 8, 2015
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Usually when I write a post, it’s because I have something interesting or important or worthwhile to say. Well, not this time. This time I have nothing of value to say, and that’s exactly why I’m writing this note. Because many of you seem to labor under the delusion that I know what I’m doing. […]


An Open Letter To The City Of Chicago, Regarding Jay Cutler

December 16, 2014
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Chicago, it’s time to talk. You know that I’m a Wisconsin guy through and through, and I bleed green and gold for my Packers. But for the next five minutes I’m going to put that aside and just have an honest conversation. You need to fix the Jay Cutler problem. It is literally just as […]

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The Filter Bubble, Then And Now

October 14, 2014
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In 2011, Eli Pariser, “an internet activist best known as a leading light at, a progressive online campaign group,” both coined the term and warned us of the danger of the filter bubble: “Facebook shows you updates from the friends you interact with the most, filtering out people with whom you have less in […]


Do The Work

September 17, 2014
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The lives of the most successful people in the world are no exception to The 80/20 Rule. This is what the life of a champion looks like 80% of the time: “This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill Fifteen percent concentrated power of will Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain A hundred percent reason […]

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Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Chicago Accents

September 11, 2014
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When I’m talking to someone or watching someone on TV, I spend a lot more time paying attention to their voice and the words they use than I do paying attention to their facial features. Maybe it’s because I’m face-blind, and faces hold very little data for me, or maybe it’s because I’m just more […]

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The Outrage Economy: Go Ahead, Get Angry

September 8, 2014
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I just checked the internet, and don’t worry – everyone’s still upset about everything. I sometimes wonder when we allowed this to become the norm. Outrage has become a form of cosmic radiation, the (un)natural background noise to our online existence. If you want an example, just head down to the comments section of any […]