Blog Post Takeover!

Hi there, I am T, occasionally mentioned in this blog, long-suffering author’s wife and gamer-by-marriage. It’s a Blog Takeover!  While it’s tempting to just tell you embarrassing stories about Bill, I suspect that my account would not be published here. And after all, he’s already told you that he’s a hoarder of stuff (see the […]

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Ghost of a Chance

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to join a UW student union mini-course on being a ghost hunter. It was only a few sessions long, and met once a week. Tuition for the class was cheap, so I figured “why not?” The target of our investigation would be the student union building […]

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A Bird In the Hand…

We had an unusual invitation drop in our laps last week. T posted a comment to a picture by our local zoo. The photo was of a Tawny Frogmouth – a bird native to Australia – and she remarked how it was something both of us would love to see up close some day. As […]

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DC Finally Gets It

With the runaway success of the extended Marvel Universe in film, you’d think DC would be copying everything Marvel did that was successful. They may have been slow on the uptake – or maybe they were absolutely certain that their way was better – but finally, the DC universe is starting to get a slate […]

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Fun & Games

I’ve spent a large portion of my life playing – and writing for – tabletop role-playing games. I have a few favorites to be sure, and I’d like to spend this week’s post talking about some of them – what I like about them, and why. First up is the Big Daddy of all tabletop […]

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Cryptid-a-Go-Go

Cryptids fascinate me. Having had a few supernatural experiences myself – even been on ghost hunting expeditions once or twice – the hook for High Weirdness has been set firmly in my cheek. I thought I’d spend some time talking about a few of my favorites, and I hope you’ll find one or two that […]

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Sifting Through Memories

This autumn has been declared the Season of Decluttering at our house, and I’ve been sorting through boxes and bags of stuff trying to winnow down the crap-ton of my stuff into a mere mountain’s worth. Along the way, I’ve found a few interesting artifacts – ones that triggered memories of places visited, fortunes lost, […]

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Keeping It Together

The last few months have been difficult ones for all of us. For myself, I’m doing my best to keep it together. Staying home so much is fine; I have T and the cats for company, and if I really need a change of scenery, I mask up and go out for a walk and […]

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Friends Like These

I’ve been pondering the nature of friendship lately. In these turbulent times, it seems that virtual connection is pretty much all we’re going to get without risking the health and safety of others. It’s unsatisfying, but seeing people’s faces on a computer or phone screen and chatting with them is vastly preferable to attending their […]

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Covidween Celebrations!

For a great many people I know, Hallowe’en is their favorite holiday of the year. Autumn weather, trick-or-treaters, leaves crunching under your feet and a hot beverage to chase away the chill are just some of the many delights of the season. COVID-19 has changed the way we do things, so in most municipalities trick-or-treating […]

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