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Christian Benito
Worked at Powell's Books
Attended Cabrillo College
Lives in Portland, OR
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I've been blogging about Lego! Today I posted a little something about how Pinterest can be cool for Lego fans.
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In an era of standardized testing, it appears that creativity is on the decline. Lets do something about that.
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An interesting introduction to color in Lego.
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An interesting new piece of bullshit rolling down of the mountain of white male geek privilege.
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This is a great book for Lego enthusiasts of nearly any age!
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As a kid I would have loved to be able to visit a store and buy individual Legos. It's just as cool as an adult!
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It might be a first-world problem, but keeping active and fit can be hard. I decided to get myself a little help in the form of a Fitbit.
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A selection of awesome mantis photos.
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Employment
  • Powell's Books
    New Book Buyer, 2006 - 2013
  • Cabrillo College
    Text Book Buyer
  • Dragon Hobby Games
    Manager
  • Game Alot
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Portland, OR
Previously
Santa Cruz, CA - Iruma City, Japan - Boulder Creek, CA
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Introduction
I run and hike. I run and hike. I like to play games and learn new things.
Bragging rights
I bake an excellent cake or two.
Education
  • Cabrillo College
    1990 - 1992
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Gender
Male
Birthday
August 4, 1972
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Can Playing With Lego Make You More Creative?
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Creativity is in decline around the world. But a new school built by the toy block company that focuses on play might unlock the secret to a

A Brush With Color
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Humans are good at making things complicated; it's a defining characteristic. Sure, a few animals can use simple tools, but do they have 17

Attack of the LEGO Clones
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Can you spot the clones? If you can, you've probably wasted too much of your life on LEGO :) An eBay order came in the mail today. Sadly, a

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects
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The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues he

MacGyvering
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Today was a busy day. I think that I have finally started to cast off the shroud of fatigue left over from my life as a working stiff and st

REI Flash 22
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For years I have been using an extra backpack that I had laying around for all my day hiking. It's a sturdy old Timbuk2 bag and works fine,

Burnt Lake
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I've been out for a number of hikes this year, but I've been rather lazy when it comes to writing about them. In fact, as I look back over m

Changes
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Yesterday I gave notice at my day job. I've been flipping books there for seven years and I have a lot of great memories and I now know far

The Underserved Population Of Readers
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You’re going to go right now and read Kameron Hurley’s ‘We Have Always Fought:’ Challenging The ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative.’” No,

Visual Storytelling
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How do you all feel about comics as a medium? I think they can be an amazing way to tell a story, but I know not everyone agrees. There are

10 Best Recent Dinosaur Discoveries | Wired Science | Wired.com
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Dinosaurs aren't all big and scaly. The more fossils they find, and the closer they examine them, the more scientists realize how diverse th

The Grand Adventure To Find Your Voice
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I completed a really cool interview over at 52Reviews, and there I answered a question about voice, and the answer, I think, may be of some

Dialogue Tags
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There has been a lot of talk, and online writing, about dialogue in fiction this past week. The issue seemed to be divided between two disti

Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess
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Toyota has just unveiled the new ME.WE electric concept, which is described as a pick-up, convertible, off-roader and small city car in one.

25 Things Writers Should Know About Traveling
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1. What They Mean When They Say, “Write What You Know” Note the lack of the word only in the old writerly chestnut, write what you know. It

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