Musical Introversion

Jeff Scheetz Band - Behind The Mask (Front)

One of the blessings in my life is to have friends who are part of the local music scene. These guys have real talent, more so than a lot of national acts, in my opinion. Folks, if you haven’t already, please check out the Musical Blades, the Jolly Rogers, Love Pump, and the Jeff Scheetz Band. Read More

Back In the Saddle Again!

Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle

It has been some time since I DM’d regularly in real life. I’ve been longing for some gaming again, but haven’t really had a good opportunity. I ran into some old friends at GenCon, and we got talking again about old games, and decided to game together again, roughly once a month. We decided to include our kids (save for these friends’ youngest, who is a bit too young). With my best friend tagging along, that’s 8 players total! Now, I have been a bit intimidated by all this. I haven’t run a game in forever. We’re using the D&D… Read More

Farewell, Slice of SciFi

slice of scifi

Dear podcast friends, It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to unsubscribe from Slice of Scifi. It was one of the first podcasts that I listened to and has been such a part of my life for years. I no longer feel like it is the show it once was. I have a few reasons for this that I will outline below. First, I believe that any great endeavor in fandom revolves around community. You take care of your fans, invite them to participate. That was the magic of Slice. I had a podcast family. Everyone could… Read More

Shackles of My Own Making

My handwriting is horrible. Whenever folks need a visual representation of the Klingon language, they ask me to write something. If you go by the stereotype, I should be a rich doctor. And yet, it is what it is. Just kind of sloppy and hard to read. My character sheets were equally hard to read. My writing is kind of big, so to put it in teeny tiny boxes…well, it gets hard to write it all. Like any gamer, I like accuracy and detail. And yet, my own handwriting was limiting me. That’s when Wizards of the Coast released Character… Read More

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Cute

There is no denying that Star Wars is a sci-fi icon. The series changed the way that we looked at scifi, both on-screen and behind-the-scenes. Yet for all its accomplishments, Star Wars takes a lot of heat. Primarily, the critics love to bash the Ewoks and Jar-Jar Binks. Let’s start with Jar-Jar. Okay, I get that some think he’s annoying. Not everyone in life can be likable. I understand that many don’t like the way he talks. So what? We don’t bag on Yoda for the way he talks. Perhaps, though, we should paint Jar-Jar in a new light. First,… Read More