Lego Star Wars – Archived review

I know this one would probably be considered simple to the more dedicated console gamers. For me, it just about fits my abilities as a gamer: The puzzles are not too tough, the combat is usually forgiving, and most of the platforming is not more than I can handle. The game actually gets easier as you go…

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Argothald: The Missing Manual

It's official: I now have a chance to resurrect my old Argothald campaign. I've hit a snag. It's a big one. I can't find my old Argothald notebook. For me, this is no small matter. This notebook contained some key game notes. It contained the maps of the main "dungeon" (Ironmaw Mountain), the nearby town, and other…

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Today I received a letter from one of the servicemen to whom I sent books. It was my first confirmation that the packages I sent arrived at their destinations. It was a nice letter. It went over the categories of books I sent him, explaining how he appreciated each one. I was impressed; I hope he has…

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“When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high…”

After I finished writing my previous blog post, I went to bed. I took off my socks, took off the foot dressing... and discovered another opening in the skin. Oh joy, oh bliss, oh crepes suzette. I'm going to make an emergency appointment with my podiatrist. Although none of this has been serious yet, the situation is…

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I needed a feel-good moment

About four months ago, a small cut on my foot turned into a skin ulcer; I’ve already described the circumstances. Since then, I haven’t been able to do much in the way of effective exercise.

Last week, my podiatrist told me: Give it one more week to all the wound to develop another layer or two of skin, and you can start your long walks again. This was great news! I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. (This is a lie, but Joyce is booked.)


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Advantages and disadvantages

I'm reorganizing my apartment. I bought three new book cases, donating those books I no longer need, and moving the remaining books to different shelves.  This has its advantages. For one thing, all my Wicca-, pagan-, and magic-related books are in one place my students can access easily, in case they have to reference something. It also…

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