Poetic Musings

Thank you for taking this literary journey with me! Here I post personal thoughts on social issues, reflections about day-to-day living, and of course a healthy amount of stories inspired by the many games I’ve played over the years. I try to update several times a week, and genuinely appreciate the care and support of all who read these words, whether the post is fanciful or heartfelt.

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Small Moments (Freemasonry)

Over the past ten years, I have presided over and participated in nearly one-hundred Initiations – the ceremony where one first becomes a Freemason. Literally thousands of hours of practice, study, and rehearsal, to make sure the candidate has the most moving and...

Conquest: Three Paths

With the mercenaries expelled and local leadership supplanted, Lethian's Crossing was firmly under our control. Pushing the front farther, I was given the option of lending my talents and wisdom to our forces as they pressed into Azure, the Vellum...

All Aboard (Part 1)

Being a professional stowaway was a pretty good gig, Sam always thought. The shipping lanes were always thick with goods and people moving from one place to another, and greasing the right palms could net the enterprising unregistered passenger a few square feet to...

Patience at the Forge (DnD Concept)

Coal was his inspiration. A simple material, it nevertheless had amazing qualities that any upstanding citizen should respect. It had many uses and contributed to the very foundations of civil society. When properly ignited, to it even the most obdurate metal will...

Wasteland: Turnaround

People over in Goodneighbor made a big to-do about the old Freedom Trail, said it's one of the only good things left in the Commonwealth. On a whim I decided to take a walk down streets I used to know so well. Instead of the well-kept storefronts and...

Yosemite Valley

Noel and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation weekend in the beautiful Yosemite valley, spending time with friends, family, and nature. Hikers, backpackers, and cyclists the world over flock to Yosemite for its picturesque trails, mountain vistas, and...