So I just read this book – Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer and my initial thought was that it “Makes me long to find my dice and get a campaign up and running…”
This got me thinking about D&D and role-playing and creative endeavors and all that stuff.
So here’s the deal. I’m a university professor, and I think I’m a pretty good one. Most of my students like me, I like what I do, and in the end everyone learns something.
I owe a huge chunk of that to this women here. So if you think I’m good at what I do, you should read this article and learn about the source!
Source: UNLV’s longest-serving faculty member talks about her life in, out of classroom | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Snicket Blake, to whom I am somehow related, has directed a new film. Her last one, was pretty good, too.
Happy Father’s Day!! As this is my last year of NOT being a father, we decided to take a little time and seek some advice from the best father I know – mine!
This short interview is a condensed form of a conversation we had (and I assume we will continue to have).
Thanks, Pop! You mean the world to me!
And hey, since the world of print is limiting, here’s a couple of bonus shots of us from when I was a wee one:
So… as you may (or may not, no judgement on my part) know, I like magic. Now, to be specific, I like magic with a “c” not magik, with a “k.” There’s nothing wrong with the latter, but the spiritual side, the part that says magik is a mystical, real thing just doesn’t interest my skeptical mind nearly as much as the art of prestidigitation.
Well, it happened.
After all the trouble we went through to get all the proper paperwork and everything, on Saturday the 23rd of April, we pulled it off and we are now, officially, hitched. Continue reading
One of the great things about living centrally located in Europe is that nothing is very far away – and generally not that expensive to get to. If you’re like Monika, you can find amazing deals (she boasts about a roundtrip from Sweden to Italy, via Frankfurt, for a little more than a euro each way). But even if you don’t have her luck, you can get some pretty amazing deals which allow you to see new countries or revisit old ones. Continue reading
Categories: Adventure, Art, Cities, Friends, Monki, Personal, Speck, Theater, Travel
Tags: alice in wonderland, catherine tate, Ian Rowland, Jonathan Kearns, lewis carroll, Miss atomic Bomb, natural history museum, Speck, v&a
Thanks to the Andertoons Cartoon Blog for this bunch of super hero inspired Valentines cards (you can find all sorts of greeting cards on his Flickr site as well):
Belgian timing is not my strong suit. It really doesn’t take long to get from city to city in this small country. So while I got up early and took time to actually take advantage of the free breakfast at Hostel Uppelink and didn’t rush to get the train, I was still in Brugge before 10 am which is when everything actually opens. Okay, not exactly true. The central square was packed with the weekly Wednesday market and some of the souvenir shops, restaurants and their version of a Belfry were open, but the tourist information office, not so much. Continue reading
Categories: Adventure, Cities, Europe, Friends, Travel
Tags: beer, Belgium 2016, brugge, brugse zot, brussels, friends, Gentse strop