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 […]

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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 […]

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My Favorite Vampires

‘Tis the season, and all that. A great deal of my published writing has involved vampires in one way or another so it seems only fitting that I share a few of my favorite vampire films during this most festive of seasons. I realize there are TONS of vampire films out there, and nearly as […]

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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 […]

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Oatmeal is My Salvation

Those of you who follow me on Facebook may already be aware that I’m currently suffering from an itchy, all body rash. It started at the beginning of the month in a modest fashion, and seemed to be under control for a while, but has blossomed into a living nightmare. I catch an hour or […]

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Turning Play Into Work

(First Time in Decades, part Two) When I started out running a D&D-based game for friends a few months ago, I was thinking about converting the adventure into something I could publish. I talked about that game back in March, in this blog post: http://billbodden.com/2019/02/11/first-time-in-decades-part-one/ Since then, several things have transpired. First, the game came […]

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Blood

I used to be a regular blood donor. By used to, I mean I hit the 20-gallon donation plateau, and donated regularly for years via apheresis. Apheresis is the process by which your blood is removed, spun through a centrifuge, and separated into its component parts. Because of this, a single donation can help as […]

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A Personal Horror Story

(Cockroach Stories v. 2) Colleague Patrick Tomlinson writes up a highly amusing story about bugs and Living in Florida. You can find it Here: https://twitter.com/stealthygeek/status/1170128466722852876 Anyway, that story reminded me of my own personal bug epic, one that played out in my apartment one evening during the summer of 1993 when I lived in Austin, […]

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End of Life

T and I have been discussing for years what to do if one of us dies before the other. It’s really a question of “when” more than “if” honestly, though we could both be killed in a car crash or a freak zamboni accident. We discussed this back and forth for more than decade after […]

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