## The Five Levels of Cube Mastery

After finding a vintage Rubik’s Cube in a charity shop three weeks ago for my neighbor’s son, I’ve been playing with my Rubik’s Cube a little bit more. It really became my fidget toy during the pandemic, and it’s simple enough to pick one up off my desk (at home or at work) and drillContinue reading “The Five Levels of Cube Mastery”

## Cubers Are a Cowardly and Superstitious Lot

I was in the office yesterday, and I had two boxes of product waiting for me. There was some interesting stuff in those boxes, like Thor #750 and Dayton Ward’s just-released Jurassic World cookbook. There was also… A toy. Yes, a toy. That toy? Bandai’s Batman Rubik’s Charaction Cube, part chibi collectible figure, part Rubik’sContinue reading “Cubers Are a Cowardly and Superstitious Lot”

## Vintage Cubes

My neighbor’s autistic son, the one who a few months ago challenged me to solve a Rubik’s Cube by solving one side and then an adjacent side, which I didn’t think could be done but now I do all the time, broke his Rubik’s Cube a few months ago. I never asked how. It doesn’tContinue reading “Vintage Cubes”

## Experimenting with the Rubik’s Cube

When I was a kid, I could not solve a Rubik’s Cube. I could solve one side, but where to go from there? Solving an adjacent side seemed like the right approach. It is, in fact, the wrong approach. One method is to solve it by layers, which I learned to do a few yearsContinue reading “Experimenting with the Rubik’s Cube”

## Learning to Solve the Cube

I keep a Rubik’s Cube on my desk at the office. It’s something I can fiddle with when I’m thinking. Sometimes I’ll even take it into meetings. A couple of turns here, a couple of turns there, and if I mess it up, there’s an online solution — You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube —Continue reading “Learning to Solve the Cube”

## Solution Time

Until today I had never solved a Rubik’s Cube. Now I’ve done it twice. Solving a Rubik’s Cube was something that I never learned how to do. Or, never figured out how to do. I had Rubik’s Cubes, several of them, actually, and I’d twist them and turn them. The best I could do wasContinue reading “Solution Time”