Daniel Verastiqui

Thursday Roundup 7/30

This week we're talking disappointing books, slow-moving WIPs, brutal murder simulators, old problematic sitcoms, catchy show tunes, and some dope custom swag to give away to your readers.

Thirty Days of Distance

March 12th was a Thursday, and I had taken a half-day from work to go see Megan about a new tattoo. While there, we discussed the only news story that mattered: the corona virus. How would it affect business...

40 For 40: Day 1

It's Corona Days on Planet Earth right now, and everyone with a birthday in the last two weeks or upcoming twelve months is lamenting how they won't get to celebrate their big bash. Normally, I wouldn't add my...

Category - General

30 for 30: Day 21

Baby's comin' home tomorrow. Ain't that news? Man, ain't that news? Today's 3F3 is from the day my life shifted into high gear and never slowed down. It's not every day that your dreams come true, so I'm glad Dom had...

30 for 30: Day 20

Generally speaking, I try not to cry in public unless the situation demands it. Thanks, gender-based expectations. If I do cry, I try not to do it in front of women. Thanks, machismo. And if I do cry in front of a...

30 for 30: Day 19

I published Xronixle in 2007, and I still get questions about how to pronounce the title and what the hell it means. This has led me to take greater care in the selection of titles, especially when it came to Por Vida...

30 for 30: Day 18

We usually don't host NYE parties. For one, the pressure is too great. For two, you have to stay up until midnight! Today's 3F3 is from the time I pleaded, bargained, and begged Dom to let us have a NYE get-together...

30 for 30: Day 17

Today's rather boring 3F3 is of the shelves I built in my garage. Though they don't look like much, I'm really proud of them, not only for their construction, but for having the guts to put holes in my walls. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 16

The socks are clearly marked so you don't put them on the wrong feet. Close inspection reveals no functional difference between the two socks except the letter and its placement. Today's 3F3 is from that time I got into...

30 for 30: Day 15

The bigger the family gets, the smaller the house feels. Today's 3F3 is from that time we decided that our little house on Colinton just wasn't big enough for two humans and two canines. And, since Dom and I had been...

30 for 30: Day 14

Exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. It's easier said than done when your 50 pound dog climbs onto the couch next to you and wants to snuggle. Today's 3F3 is a photo of Jetson, a Swiss German Shepherd we...

30 for 30: Day 13

Write, publish, and market books long enough, and you'll find yourself doing all sorts of crazy stuff to show people how much you appreciate their support. That's how I found myself in the backyard one day recording yet...

30 for 30: Day 12

Murmurs of conversation. Rustle of the breeze. Suddenly, a gunshot. In the dying echoes, Katy Perry begins to sing. Evidently, I'm going to hear her roar. Today's 3F3 is another classic "glad we didn't drink the night...