Yes, Honey

Out of respect for my “Belgian” daughter, who first lured me into veganism, I’ve held off eating honey until I’d had time to mull the issue.   Today I decided. I will eat foods containing honey. I have two reasons. First, I just don’t care that much about the lives more »

“Rain and Roses”

I’ve been debating whether to post this. Sometimes we all have to keep secrets, if only out of kindness, so as not to be a burden. But sometimes, the kindest thing is to share our human frailty. I’ve made no secret of my migraine/seizure disorder. It’s a difficult condition to more »

How to Write Adventure Modules That Don’t Suck

Serious suggestion: Pledge a buck to How to Write Adventure Modules that Don’t Suck, and get a daily email with an added essay—each from a different author in the group. That alone is worth a dollar! James M. Ward has done a marvelous job of developing the book, and Joseph more »

State of the Smithy

A year ago, I had an audacious plan: Finish translating Aquelarre, write a sonnet weekly for The Pastime Machine, release a monthly 6-page D6xD6 RPG expansion, publish another poet or author monthly, launch a D13 RPG Kickstarter this fall, manage an annual Halloween anthology, attend a half-dozen conventions, and possibly more »