Last week, I talked about my media diet. Having an active imagination helps a lot. In my mind, I can go from halfling troublemaker to starship captain in a matter of hours. I’ve been a Jedi and a Sith Lord, a fighter and a healer. My imagination is in full bloom while I sip my … Continue reading Watch Your Diet, Part 2
(C) 2022, JJ ShaunA set of Dungeons & Dragons dice. If you’ve read this blog, you know that I don’t just whine about losing my home to wildfire. I also write fantasy fiction. One of my launch pads for storytelling has always been Dungeons & Dragons. From the moment that the half-elf, Meegan Redoak, rolled … Continue reading Confessions of A Role-Player
“If you jump to conclusions, you make terrible landings.”~Terry McMillan American novelist Terry McMillan was born on this day in 1951.
We spent much of this week preparing for our annual pilgrimage to the biker mecca of the west, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Yes, we are going, despite the increase in Delta-variant COVID cases. I will what I did last year—mask up whenever I’m around and not go into crowds. I am sure that most of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 45
We had another busy yet unproductive week. Well, maybe not totally unproductive, but close. The most significant event for the week was our interview on Tuesday by one of the local TV stations. The affiliate is getting ready to air a week-long segment on Western wildfires. Our local case manager asked if we would be … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 39
“Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.”~Grace Jones Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress Grace Jones was born on this day in 1948.
“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”~Tina Fey American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright Tina Fey was born on this day in 1970,
“My core beliefs revolve around the idea that we should live to the best of our abilities—we should live and let live.”~Enya Irish singer, songwriter, record producer and musician Enya was born on this day in 1961.
The spring snowstorms have been giving way to spring rainstorms. While we did have a few inches of snow on Monday, it was not only gone by Tuesday, but the temperatures actually brought out the shorts. For about a day, then we were back into sweats and jeans. And the region seems to have settled … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 33
“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.”~L. Frank Baum American author L. Frank Baum was born on this day in 1856.