A Small Escape

Various authors have advised me not to give away my work for free and their reasoning is threefold: Giving away one’s work for free cheapens the end product in a world where it’s hard to convince people to spend as much on a book as they might on coffee. If a piece is worth releasing,…

The 25th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition

Last week I skipped the Tabletop Letters post. I had family in town and didn’t manage to play any games before (or since). I don’t think they’re game people! We did, however, go to the 25th annual National Gingerbread House Competition at the Omni Grove Park Inn.

Solitaire: Games You Can’t Win

No. This post isn’t about a tabletop game. It’s about loneliness. There’s a quote by Dr. Seuss in Oh, The Places You’ll Go! that inspired this. I’ve been reading it a lot to my daughter lately. I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you. Winning…

Why I’m Against Bondage

Okay, so, this is not about sexual bondage in any way shape or form. If that’s your thing, then good for you. I have no commentary on what consenting adults do in privacy. This is about a different kind of bond – the day to day interactions between a couple. If you’ve ever heard someone…