published Friday, December 7th, 2012

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THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK

EDITOR'S NOTE: Barry Courter has a 23-year-old son who graduated from college last year and an 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.

Q: Dad, you've written these questions and the answers for more than two years. Is there a running theme or themes?

A: I guess it would be learn from your mistakes and from the mistakes of others. Read everything you can. Get out in front of your problems and don't be shy or too proud to ask for help or advice. Basically, there is no point in reinventing the wheel, but the best way to learn is by doing it yourself.

— Barry Courter

TOP 10 GAMES

Game Informer Magazine ranks the top Wii U games for December.

1. "New Super Mario Bros. U"

2. "Mass Effect 3"

3. "Assassin's Creed III"

4. "Batman: Arkham City -- Armored Edition"

5. "Call of Duty: Black Ops II"

6. "Trine II: Director's Cut"

7. "Darksiders II"

8. "Scribblenauts Unlimited"

9. "Tekken Tag Tournament 2"

10. "Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed"

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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