Tag Archive | the past catching up

This could have been me…

Had I made a few choices differently, but only a very few. Don’t walk, but RUN to see this. It is hilarious and fascinating. Advertisements

Childhood, Kung Fu and Epiphany

On a whim, I began netflixing the old TV series “Kung Fu” with David Carradine. As I’ve been ticking off the seasons and the episodes, they all had this feeling of familiarity. Then it dawned on me that I used to watch it all the time when I was like 7 or 8. As Kwai […]

Old Poetry

The ForgeAnd in it’s dreamsIt heard a roarA bellows beckoningThe roar of a forgeAnd when at dawnIt did awakeIt saw the seaThe sea forging stone. Its full of starsLooking upwardSeeing sky awashWith starsAwe and possibilityDancing in the blacknessBetween scattered sparklesThen eyes dropBack to earthA gaze acrossStill watersThere againA depth of starsThe reflection deepensSomething hintsWhat is […]

A Tribute to Gary Gygax: Father of Dungeons and Dragons

It was 1982 when I was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons at Camp Longhorn when I was in Boy Scouts. My friend Brian was my first Dungeonmaster (this was a year before I learned what BDSM was from Oui magazine). The game was a revelation for a pubescent boy. It was a world where you […]

When online quizzes get it right.

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Druid (6th Level) Ability Scores: Strength-15 Dexterity-15 Constitution-15 Intelligence-15 Wisdom-16 Charisma-15 Alignment:Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the […]

On being a Jet-setter.

So Monday I drove up to Toronto to see the Catch 23 show (competitive improv with three teams that get 23 minutes over 4 rounds).  I stopped at Niagara Falls for a quick lunch.  I arrived at Kurt Smeaton’s place where Taz VanRassell was hanging out and Kevin Gillese soon arrived.  Kurt runs Catch23.  I […]

Cowboy Limbo

So I was stuck in Pendleton, OR (Home of the “Round Up”, the world’s fourth largest rodeo) over the 4th of July.  It’s about 200 miles east of Portland up in the high desert.  There’s a short in the wiring of my truck somewhere that won’t let me get more than 30 miles from anywhere.  […]