Archive for September, 2012

shifting political winds – council of spiders, session five

27 Sep

““My, my…haven’t you started a delightful little war!” Upon hearing those words from the well-dressed drow gentleman with the rapier pointed at her party, Imogen felt a moment of disorientation, and found the world around her once again shifted. The circumstances were the same, though her companions were once again those with whom she fell […]

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music and healing

26 Sep

During the experience I recounted in my last post, I had the pleasure of learning a bit more about a group that’s doing some really great work in my community (and many others across the country) that I thought I’d share with my small but dedicated audience: Guitars for Vets. The idea behind the group […]

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six strings or four – do you feel lucky?

25 Sep

This week I joined a “guitar ensemble”. It’s a short-term commitment, with a performance of a couple of instrumental pieces coming up in a couple of weeks. If this experiment is a success, there will likely be more performances down the road. It’s all very low pressure, and designed for players of all levels; it’s […]

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friday random ten – “screaming pre-schooler” edition

21 Sep

From my end, this playlist was continually in jeopardy of being drowned out by the sounds of a five year old who really didn’t want to get her hair brushed. “Ninevah” – Big Back Forty “Tamacun” – Rodrigo y Gabriela “What A Way To Go” – The Clarks “Magic” – The Cars “Can I Play […]

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a new mission – council of spiders, session four

19 Sep

Imogen, the human slave to the great drow noble House Melarn finally regained consciousness. She found herself once again surrounded by her familiar drow companions; Xune the mercenary warlock, Syndrina, the hexblade of House Xorlariin, and Aliandriia, the priestess who served as her Melarn overseer on this particular mission. She was confused about the memories […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Privateer President

19 Sep

Why, you ask? Because he’s already hunted vampires, fought zombies, and we can’t prove he wasn’t a ninja robot t-rex. Also, today is, after all, International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and this is exactly the kind of thing one does to celebrate: Ahoy! Four score an’ se’en voyages ago th’ old salts brought fore […]

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shamokin – 1997-2012

18 Sep

I was saddened this morning to hear that our family’s feline elder statesman, Shamokin (seen above with his representative curmudgeonly expression) passed quietly last night, asleep on his favorite chair. He came into our family as a small kitten, whose eyes took up roughly 80 percent of his head, shortly after we adopted Calypso, and […]

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Laser Zombie Robot Love!

18 Sep

Like music? Like books? Like geeky stuff? Got at least five bucks? Then please consider downloading my friend John Anealio’s new album: Laser Zombie Robot Love. John’s a talented musician, songwriter, scholar of 80s metal ephemera and all-around good guy whose music you should be listening to: Finely crafted folk-rock music in the Coulton vein, […]

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a “traditional english ballad”* about love lost and making the most out of life”

17 Sep

…from Beth Patterson and her Irish Bouzouki. It’s possible I may be a little bit in love. Just a little bit. Temporarily. ________ * – for those of you who might be confused by the quotes, please click here for an explanation.

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except for you

17 Sep

Oh look! A new Bret Alexander/Badlees tune. Many of you know exactly how big a deal this is for me. The rest of you? Rest assured that it’s a very big deal.

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