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This Is Not the World I'm Looking For

17th of Feb 2015

This seems a thinking week. Or a cynical, complaining one. The two may very well be the same thing. I was reading about video game addiction, and thinking that it might explain much of the strangeness around tabletop gaming as well. Especially the idea that video game addiction is an addiction to feeling powerful, important.

The +5 Cranky Pants of Introspection

16th of Feb 2015

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you've may have gotten the justifiable impression that I'm not always in a good mood. Part of that is the book I'm writing. It's a first person POV with a bitter, cynical protagonist and it can be hard to keep that from bleeding over.

Poisoned by These Fairy Tales

26th of Jan 2015

I've been having trouble sleeping lately, The End of the Innocence has been stuck in my head for the last five days and revising hasn't been happening. I did push myself too hard exercising, which doesn't help, but this degree of block usually means something else is bothering me. As with other irksome ineffables, I probably won't have any clue what it is until it's passed.



4th of Jan 2015

In my short span upon this world I have striven to accumulate what might, in a nobler time and place, as well as a nobler man, be considered wisdom. In that time, if I have discovered but one poetic truth worthy of passing along, it is this:

There will always be new and interesting ways to be a jackass.
Most of those ways are free.
Thus human society.

Dutch Oven of Love

20th of Dec 2014

This week at work, the conversation turned toward poetry. Angie mentioned a poem by James L. Dickey called "Falling". I tried to read it. It did not go well.