Time is on my Side: A PSS review of Star Realms

SRlogoThree of my five readers may have noticed it’s been a while since I’ve been able to write something here. Packing, moving, unpacking, parenting, learning to skate, working, working out and fighting crime doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for writing. I’m still trying to make time for this though, much as sometimes it feels like a fool’s errand. In related news, PSS is seeking writers! Seriously. Hit me up for more details. :)

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Healthy Gamer: Keep the Fire

Like this, but even more boringer.

Like this, but even more boringer.

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”  – Cavett Robert

Sometimes when you’re on a long drive across a boring part of the country, (I’m looking at YOU, St. Louis to Kansas City), you start getting lazy. The scenery never changes. You know you’re making progress, but it just seems like it’s never going to end and you stop caring. We mitigate this by rolling down the windows, cranking up the music and singing at the top of our lungs, or by bringing friends along for the road trip, or maybe just being earnestly anxious and excited about what is at the end of the trip; but these are all countermeasures against the dreadful monotony of the journey.  

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Healthy Gamer: Keeping Up With the Kids

Not like Hogwarts.

Not like Hogwarts.

“Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.” – anonymous

One of the things that I enjoy most about the Captain Hammer Project are the adventures that I get to take my new body on. A body that I will remind you is still pretty far from anyone’s definition of “fit” but considering where I’ve been in the past is a huge improvement. Continue reading

Healthy Gamer: So whatcha got in the bowl?

“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”  – Joss Whedon

This totally doesn’t count as one of the posts I need to write, but a reader recently contacted me privately to ask for tips on what I eat and what I do exercise-wise, and asked me for the recipe for what I eat most frequently, which is to say my Swamp Water soup. Some people out there might like it too. It’s low fat, low carb, reasonably low cal, with dense greens and high protein. Best of all, it’s completely delicious. It also takes the edge off of the guilt I feel for not stopping time (Is Time Stop even a spell in Pathfinder?) so I can write more here. Continue reading