A Shortage of Spoons

People with chronic illnesses have a clever saying: that they are “out of spoons” meaning they have no energy to do whatever is being discussed. Some tasks/activities require more spoons than others, and I’ve found myself not leaving the house much lately. Besides being sick quite a bit, I’ve also had a couple of major…

Hope and Heartbreak

November has proven to be a month of extremes for me this year. Incredible lows and a few very nice highs have competed for brain space, leaving me tired and cranky and out of sorts, and looking forward to the new month and a fresh start. Followers of this blog may remember me writing about…

New Fiction Available!

Some good news for a change: an anthology for which I’ve written a story has officially been published and is now available. Darkened Streets is a collection of stories from White Wolf Publishing’s World of Darkness line of tabletop RPG settings. This anthology comprises stories about being on the road – in one way or…

Convention Season Wrap-Up

Wrapped up GameHoleCon https://gameholecon.com/ last weekend. My games went well. I was a little rusty running Pugmire, but my players had fun. My Scarred Lands D&D games went very well too, and of 24 seats sold, 20 people showed up which, considering the nasty weather we had on Thursday, is a highly respectable turnout. Then…

Between a Rock and a Facebook

We’ve probably all heard by now about how Mark Zuckerberg, founder and head of Facebook, admitted to a US Congressional committee that Facebook will not fact-check political ads, opening the floodgates for smear campaigns that will stagger the imagination. It is a decision born of greed, and – dare I say it? – evil. Couple…

Crossing the Streams

I’ve had occasion to look in on a few streaming presentations over the last few months, and it’s really opened my eyes to streaming’s potential. For those not in the know. streaming is where people hook up cameras to their computers and broadcast a variety of things using various streaming platforms like Twitch. Twitch is…

Health and Other Updates

Last week I wrote about problems stemming from a rash. There are a few things to update about that situation, plus a few other notes to point out about other things. Bear with me, please. After more than a month of trial and error, my rash is improving. I’m currently part-way through a course of…