Expired Goods

Truth be told, we’re all dying. It just happens to be that my wife has been dying faster than I have for the past several years. In some ways, after speaking with doctors and nurses in those first horribly confusing and frightening weeks, it felt like she suddenly had a “best if used by” sticker […]

The «book by it’s cover» lesson

Disclaimer: This is not a review of Belle of the Ball. It’s a whole-hearted recommendation that you go buy it. It’s also a small look at how putting it on my table is affecting my children’s perspective. Back in August of last year, I backed a game on Kickstarter called Belle of the Ball [BGG]. […]

These are my jam

I realize the phrase is supposed to be, “this is my jam“, but there are three songs I can’t quit listening to on Rdio. Becoming the Archetype owns my ears when I hear one of these songs come on. I especially love the transition/build from gorgeous, yet mournful piano to the powerful, pounding warcry-esque conclusion […]

Scorpion Hunting

While it’s not unusual to encounter scorpions in the southwestern states, within the last two weeks, we’ve had two scorpions inside the house. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of “discovering” one with any part of your body, you’ll completely understand why I’ve started hunting – and pulverizing – them at night. Last night only […]