So, we have Disney+, I don't know for how long. I assume forever. Who knows? I am rewatching the Star Wars prequels. I was in high school when these came out, and in an act of uncharacteristic trust and dispensation, my mother let me go with friends to the midnight premiere of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the … Continue reading The Redemption of Count Dooku
It's interesting how much we are creatures of habit, and how to change habit, one must be consistently vigilant until that vigilance becomes ingrained. This isn't vague posting--at least, I don't think it is. This is not passive-aggressively avoiding yet targeting a specific person or institution or idea. I realized in the last few days … Continue reading Those Damned Rabbit Holes
A few years ago, I decided I was going to read a biography of every former U.S. President. I did so, and though I ordered the books somewhat randomly (so as to not deal with the ongoing saga of... Thomas Hart Benton, for example. (He came up a lot, and he was very interesting, but … Continue reading Read More
I suppose I should start this with a true and necessary disclaimer--I don't care about other people's bodies. No, that's not true: I care about other people's bodies in that I want them to be safe, nourished, and cared for; I don't care what they look like, or what shape they are or are not … Continue reading Weight? Weight. Don’t Tell Me.
I started playing Dungeons and Dragons years ago, with friends from seminary who would come together every other Sunday night (with alarming irregularity) and play via Skype. I was a complete neophyte, but I'd play in person with Colin, who would walk me through the basics on mute as the rest of the group deliberated … Continue reading Adventures in Dungeon Mastery
I haven't posted anything in a week, and I am trying to build good habits. So I'll take what I can get. Someday, there will even be pictures on this blog. I feel kind of dumb restarting it in 2020. Since I bought this domain (approximately one thousand) years ago, we've shifted, socially, from text … Continue reading Someday, there will even be pictures
I like New Year's Resolutions. Am I wrong in this? The older I get (or the more cynical my friends become, who knows?), more and more of my folks argue against making New Year's Resolutions. "There's no point," I've heard. "You'll just break them anyway." Well, sure. They're non-binding resolutions, not law set in concrete. … Continue reading Another Round of Resolutions