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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Conquest: a Stone Chorus

After using the two spires to traverse miles and miles in mere minutes, we walked the rest of the way to the edge of the Stone Sea. What was once called the land of Azure now lay in ruin, with choking rivers and collapsing roads having replaced the rolling landscape...

MotW: Bases Loaded

As Harry picked himself off the floor, his keyboard having left deep impressions in his slumbering cheek, he scanned the code he had written in the mad-dash race to find his otherworldly former captor. "I think I've got it," he murmured, wiping crusted drool from his...

Highways and Byways

Waving another late-night traveler across the border, Officer Peters glanced at the large office clock. It was late enough that the only people traveling were either too tired or hyped up on caffeine to lie about their reasons for entering the country, making his...

A Search for Heaven (Mage Concept)

Cultures across the world speak of a time when all peoples were one, united in purpose and strength. Their language was that of Adam, the first namer, in which there was no distinction made between the Signifier and the Signified. It was a language of true things, a...

Recesses (Part 3)

Motes of dust kicked up by their entrance to the private balcony floated in the dim, gas-lit air of the aged opera house. Madame Opal, the elder vampire who had been continually involved in the development of the San Francisco peninsula from her arrival in the 1840s, stood facing the empty stage far below, as if ignorant of her guests from Sonoma County.

Moving Clients Forward

An important service my company provides to North Bay businesses is an independent, third-party assessment and inventory of their computer networks and infrastructure. We look at the age of hardware, potentially unwanted programs, how often security patches are...