Putting Paint on Plastic

July 27, 2020

As I was writing up the description for this Saturday’s Socially Distant Miniature Painting, I noticed myself actively avoiding a phrase that I’ve used many times in the past: “Join in with other local painters.”

I then recognized why; …

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Farewell, Greenfield

June 24, 2020

On the ranking of things I get to write, this one ranks at the bottom of the scale. I’ve been putting it off for a week or so, “waiting for more information” I’ve been telling myself, but it is time.…

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Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

Reagan famously referred to the United States as a shining city on a hill with the eyes of all people upon us.  Today, that shining city has risen up in protest because we have manifestly failed to live up to

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Sherlock Holmes Day

May 21, 2020

Tomorrow is Sherlock Holmes Day!  Mystery and deduction fans rejoice in honor of the most famous consulting detective of all time.  As a lifelong fan, here are some fun bits of trivia I’d like to share:

Sherlock’s first appearance in …

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The Barrister Bounce Back Plan

May 13, 2020

Update 30 June 2020: the sustained protests against police violence has created a natural experiment that has produced the heartening if unsurprising finding that the proper use of masks really does significantly reduce the transmission of SARS-COV-2.  While our Barrister …

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How to sew a face mask with minimal skills and materials

April 7, 2020

The first time I had to sew something by hand because I didn’t have access to a sewing machine, it felt like it was going to take an eternity.  (If you must know, it was a Captain Jack Sparrow costume,

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Buy From the Publishers, Support Board Game Barrister

March 26, 2020

We are all in this together. Many of our favorite publishers are partnering with local game stores to share part of the proceeds of each order we send their way. Below are links to and instructions on how you can …

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Friday Night Magic at Home

Join us for Friday Night Magic at Home!

These fun events take place on Magic Arena, and come with cool in-game bonuses. Every week is a new format, which will become available for play on your Arena dashboard for

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HABA Affiliate Program

March 25, 2020

Games can play a great part in the educational development of children, and HABA has a fantastic selection and has been a staple in our games section. Now, even with our doors closed due to current situation, you can still
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Barrister Personal Shopper

March 16, 2020

Barrister Personal Shopper order link

If you’re reading this, you already know that games, puzzles, and toys are great ways both to pass the time and to keep the youngsters engaged while the adults try to get some work done …

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