Book Clubbing

Alexandru over at The Dacian has a cunning plan.  Every two weeks he will pick a short story worthy of discussion and give the stalwart Old Guard fans a chance to read and discuss across blogs.  In his own words, he hopes to: foster an environment rich in community...

Pascal’s Quarantine

With apologies to the original artist, whose work makes a great point. Many of the people who are layering up in multiple redundant methods of protection against Bat Soup Revenge are at the same time convinced any questioning of the Official CNN Approved Narrative stems from the mind of...

Consulting With “Experts”

In the next week or two we can expect to enjoy a glut of governors racing to get ahead of the population. In some states, the populace has openly and loudly rebelled against government overreach related to the Big Wuhan Hoopty.  In nearly all states, the populace has quietly...

Station Myself on the Ramparts

The Amish are great people.  Growing up close enough to a large community of Old Order Amish was a blessing, and among my most treasured purchases – a comfort at a time of great sorrow – was a small and simple… let us call it a treasure chest… crafted...

The Island, No Not That One *Updated*

We’re not talking about the 2005 Michael Bay clone escape film of the same name, we’re talking about a quiet little Russian flick that is pretty much the exact opposite. Although, this The Island isn’t without a good explosion and gunfight. Apparently I’m not the only one fleeing the...

Jack Vance!

huge fan of the man, the myth, the legend who helped inspire the tabletop RPG phenomenon. Learning the master of words had penned the story of his own life drove me to get my hands on the man’s autobiography. And it was fine.  Easily the worst thing of his...

Happy Lei Day

One of the nice things about life in Hawaii – when not suffering under the jackbooted heel of a governor licking his chops at the excuse to ratchet up control of the plebs in his state – is that May First is a celebration of the unique and ephemeral...

Saint Brigid’s Moneggstery

With the world losing its collective mind, the wife has decided that one thing she will never run short of is eggs. We already had a trio of the little layers, but decided to add a few more ladies to the flock. After a bit of research, I settled...

Rogue Planet

For you wargamer types, I’ve posted a Rogue Planet battle report over at War In A Box, the place where I stash my other hobby interests. It’s the start of what I hope will prove to be a short mini-campaign I’m running for my daughter. I am not planning to...

The Great Divide Game

A blog called The Dark Herald has been one of my daily reads for some time.  Insightful analysis of these modren times and a keen wit keep me coming back for more.  The author has released (or is it re-released) a very different sort of zombie novel called The...