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Gary Gygax Remembered

He was the man with the name that stood out in a crowd and in grade school, high school and early college he was a kind of Jerry Garcia to me and those interested in role-playing games. I always wanted to meet him, but never had the chance and in 2008 I learned I never would. Hearing of his passing that...

Charlie Talks Comics

I simply can’t explain it. After a writing drought (with a few intermittent articles here on the Charlie Tonic site) over the last few months, I felt like my pen to digital paper muscles were getting a bit thin. I can’t say what happened but on February 4th everything suddenly changed. On that...

Charlie On More Films

I can’t promise this will be a regular Friday tradition (because I simply don’t see enough movies to keep it going), but I’m back for a second round of “rapid fire” movie reviews. If you were watching the site last week, I discussed nine films in the previous story and this...

Charlie Talks Film

On next week’s episode of the Charlie Tonic Hour (#58), one segment will revolve around a discussion of the movie Life of Pi. This film impressed me both with its visual nature and deeper messages. Ginny Tonic has read the novel, but I was experiencing the story for the first time in the theater....

Charlie’s Slip Points

Yesterday, I blogged about finding a reason to blog and the slight inner conflict that had been keeping me from posting more here on the Charlie Tonic site. After finishing that post it hit me that I really am writing quite a bit these days. It’s just that the project is one that no one is currently...

Accept No Other Definition of Your Life

Morning friends. I know, I know…  It’s been a while.  Aside from publishing the show this week, I post here about as regularly as I Twitter these days.  Funny that.  Much to my surprise I started tweeting again unexpectedly a month or so back via @charlierambles but find myself drifting away from there more...

It’s About Faith

It’s been awhile since I posted here to Charlie Tonic. The show itself has been solid and some of our more recent episodes feel like they may be the strongest shows we’ve done to date. I’m very proud of what we’ve built here and the audience has been growing nicely over the last three months. That said my...

Why Do I Blog?

It’s funny how things you write in the past prove just as relevant today. I wrote this entry for an old blog I used to maintain at Comic Related. As I was looking for something worthwhile to say as I cruised past my birthday, I decided to take a look at this entry (originally penned on January 13th, 2008),...

Charting Unexpected Change

Life is full of surprises sometimes. Today, I decided to sit down at the laptop and get back into the old Charlie Tonic groove as it’s been far too long since I posted. As I write this, I’m feeling a bit more direct, a bit more honest and I find myself wanting to blog about my life a little....

Weekend Plans?

Charlie here this week sharing with you a rundown of some of the best things to consider in and around Cincinnati (and this week Atlanta) this weekend! This weekend there is one things we want to highlight first and foremost. That would be the official house hand of the Charlie Tonic Hour, Doctor Bombay and...

Almost Famous

So there is a movie that I absolutely love and I plan to watch it, once again, before this day is done. The move is Almost Famous and for me it is a film that holds a mix of personal and emotional connections to this day. Let me paint a picture that just may bring you to the reason why I love this movie so...

Print vs. Digital

So, I have this crazy notion that paper will be sidelined for digital within the next five years. I tend to shock people by saying that “paper will be dead within five years”. Once that grabs the attention, I like to add that that is “dead” with an asterisk. What is the asterisk? By...

Weekend Recommendations

Wait a moment, where’s Ginny Tonic? Isn’t she the one who knows best when it comes to a fun weekend? Well, that is true, but this week you are going to have to settle for old Charlie. Ginny is all tied up with a mix of things like solving world peace, ending war and famine in our time and even...

What’s In A Name?

I was tooling around Proust (a site which we’ve discussed previously a couple of times now) once again this evening and stumbled across a question it just made sense for me to answer. What is in a name? Do you have any nicknames? How did you get them? I’ve only had one nickname my entire life...

Sing Out Loud

Recently, Ginny Tonic mentioned a “fun little website called Proust that helps you build your own autobiography by asking interesting questions and letting you answer, add pictures and share with friends”. I thought today it might be fun to accept that same challenge and answer a random...
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