Archives for: April 2008

Latest Books: Dissolution, Constantinople, The Amulet of Samarkand

April 29th, 2008
Dissolution by C.J. Sansom - 7.5/10 Very interesting period, and well-conveyed. As a mystery novel it wasn't very, well, mysterious, but the characters were compelling and the historical setting was fascinating. The dissolution of the English monasterie… more »

Damn straight

April 26th, 2008
A 20-Point Letter of Protest Regarding the New 4th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons more »

It never fails

April 25th, 2008
Whenever I stay up late (either to play games or, like last night, to get some work done), my youngest wakes up in the middle of the night. Typically about 1-2 hours after I finally go to bed. Every time. I have no idea how she does this. more »


April 22nd, 2008
Many years ago, when I was in college, I took a trip up through Marin during Thanksgiving break. I passed this place, and almost stayed in the motel next door to it. The motel was pretty damn nasty, though, and, obviously, haunted by restless spirits.… more »

Totalitarian Thought Same the World Over

April 18th, 2008
The various protests which accompanied the Olympic torch through Western countries have, it seems, really irked not just the Chinese government but also the Chinese citizenry 'Lots of Chinese people now view the Western media, human rights groups, an… more »