The Game

I like taking real events and giving them a little fantasy tweak. That’s true with he following, even if the fantasy is relatively mild. It’s there if you want to see it. He watched as his son chewed his lip before moving the wooden token across the board. The boy only had three pieces left … More The Game

Helgmar

Helgmar was known for his skill with axe and spear. The lore of his battlefield prowess meant that he could end more private disputes with but a glare of his smoke-colored eyes. He was blunt and honest in a way that earned him an equal amount of friends and enemies. He was glad for both, … More Helgmar

Weight Loss

Some folk might have noticed that my writing output slowed down and then basically stopped. Some of that has to deal with issues I’ve discussed before. but it also has so so with the limited time I have after working and parenting. Since basically elementary school I’ve been a big guy. Too big. There are … More Weight Loss

New Year’s Dad

Tomorrow I get to take a little bit of a rest. I’ll likely read a book, play some music, maybe even turn on a video game. If my head space clears, I’ll even do some writing. My teaching job doesn’t start up again for another week and to tell the truth in a little worn … More New Year’s Dad

A Lack of Nuance

I haven’t lived in the USA since 2004. Still, I’ve tried to keep up with what is happening culturally and politically. The have been amazing improvements, and just heartbreaking setbacks. But it can sometimes be hard to judge what the reality is. Part of that is because of the international filter. More than just the … More A Lack of Nuance

Telling My Truth

This is probably a bad idea. There are few rules to gaining and keeping an audience, but one of those is not to go on and on about personal problems. Of course, the other rule is to not go almost two years with no real content, and I’ve blown that one so let’s give honesty … More Telling My Truth

Welcome to One

It was just over a year ago, around 11:30pm on March 3rd, when our daughter was born. I remember walking in the rain with my sleeping son in a stroller. We headed to the birth house desperate to make it one time. I made it just as she was crowning. It felt as if they … More Welcome to One

Friday Night

I’m pretty beat. Sure, part of it is work. But the better part is due to some pretty serious playing around with my kids. Basically from the time I picked them up until the little one needed to be out to bed almost two hours later is was just sheer fun but ones with daddy. … More Friday Night