Monthly Archives: December 2015

Star Wars: the Force Awakens

I had Monday off, and so the whole family went to see Star Wars: the Force Awakens. This is going to be a spoiler-free review, but that also means it’s going to be full of vague mentions, so sorry for … Continue reading

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Santa Brought . . . Free Time!

For Christmas morning, as my girls played Minecraft on mommy’s tablet, I played some Fallout: New Vegas with a few mods that changed up the game enough to make it feel fresh. I have found that I really like a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

This is posting Christmas morning, but I’m writing it on Christmas Eve while I’m on my third rum and egg nog. My post over on SEP last night came off a bit “first world problems” with my whinging about my … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – The First Ptolemies

In episode 11 of Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Dr. Brier relates the rule of the Ptolomies, descendants of Alexander’s friend and general. Now while the Ptolomies seem more like actual pharaohs than Alexander did – after all, they are … Continue reading

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Five Bloody Heads, a Review

The first thing I thought of when I saw the title of the novel Five Bloody Heads was the Well of Seven Heads in Scotland, between Inverness and Fort William. I visited the monument there during my backpacking time and … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Alexander the Great: Anatomy of a Legend

Episode 10 of Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt doesn’t really talk about a pharaoh, because their time has passed. This episode is about Alexander the Great (about whom you can learn much, much more in Dr. Kenneth Harl’s Alexander the … Continue reading

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Review – Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game

Warhammer Quest the Adventure Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games is a reinvention of the classic miniature ‘Quest’ game by Games Workshop. In the original game, a band of adventurers entered the dungeon, fought monsters, encountered peril and if things went … Continue reading

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I Have Returned

I’ve returned from a long trip, and after spending about a week at home alone – my wife and children still in Korea – I am finally going to go pick them up at the airport. It’s a very good … Continue reading

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