On the Nature of Achievements

My wife and I were talking this morning, about various goings-on in the world, news, the Olympics. It got me thinking about the achievements we humans pursue, and why we pursue them.  I’ll preface the rest of this entry with an open invitation to live your live the way you want to live it; that’s […]

Character Survey – Personality

Role Models Do you, or did you, have any role models? Do you have any heroes or idols, either contemporary or from legend? If so, have you ever met them? Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances? Career Aspirations When did you decide to […]

A Great Start by a Young Author

There’s this guy I don’t know who runs a blog about his family, life, preparedness, and other sundry topics.  He has six daughters, and I have seven sons, so even though we’ve never met, I feel some level of connection to the guy.  This morning I had a chance to read his latest post, which […]

Serious Games for Serious Times

Hello dear reader – this post is going to be a little jumbled.  You have been warned. There are a lot of serious problems in the world today, wouldn’t you agree?  We might choose to agree or disagree on the causes of those serious problems, or even whether or not some of them are actually […]

New Beginnings

Well, it’s been an eventful week.  You probably came here looking for the character survey, a series of questions that this site has kept watch over for well over a decade.  It’s no longer here, mostly because my role-playing days are long behind me, and the amount of effort it would have taken to restore […]