Occupy

So, I went to Occupy Denver today. Marched around the 16th Street Mall, and thought. I was pretty silent: not shouting slogans, not carrying a poster. It felt very off to me, at first. But eventually, it came together in my mind, and I figured out what it meant to me. The strongest message, for …

Ups and Downs

I always feel like I’m on thin ice in Boulder. Things can go very well, and that’s fine, but bad news hits me harder. I feel like I have no reserves with which to meet it. Right now, I’ve had a great up and a bit of a down, and the whole thing has me …

Gaming as a service

There are always a lot of people panhandling and busking on the Pearl St. Mall here in Boulder. But today, as I walked along with the first drops of rain starting to flick through the sky, after a good lunch with a good Rosetta Stone friend, I saw a funny thing. Someone sitting with a …

How to spend a summer’s day

In this case: watching a cricket game up in Longmont with a few friends and the following picnic: cucumber sandwiches bread, cheese and pâté hobnobs and McVitie’s digestives Pimm’s mustardy potato salad treacle tarts nutella There was nothing not good about this.

Meeting

I spoke for what I think is the first time today at meeting. It was not really a choice. The message was from me, from somewhere inside of me, but it was not my choice to speak it. Consciously I didn’t want to, but at a certain point, part of my brain said “you’re a …

Twitter

Twitter is really cool. For a long time, I didn’t understand what it was for, but I’m getting an increased understanding of it. It’s kind of like a room where you can define who’s near you, and nearness is not necessarily transitive. So you can overhear conversations and join into them seamlessly, or hear when …

Why

So, I need to always revisit why I am doing a thing. In this case, grad school seems unpleasant currently, so I am trying to see what it is that I like about it. And really, it is the teaching. I very much want to do that. I am sure that I want to do …

Public Space

It’s a beautiful day, and I’m working at a coffee shop on Pearl Street. Nice space, doors open to the air outside, a comfy chair and a nearby outlet. I don’t feel like their choice of music, so I’m listening on my headphones to Carter & Grammer—Drum Hat Buddha right now, but it’ll move on …

The Matter of Britain

I’ve been working on a game set in Regency Britain of magicians and fairies, drawing much inspiration from Susanna Clarke’s fantastic book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. The themes of madness and manners are so perfectly embodied in the period, with the very king himself being mad. But I’ve had a realization as I work …